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Mexican Consulate Helps With Vaccination Effort For Truckers

The COVID-19 pandemic has hit a lot of industries across the world, and the logistics industry is no exception, in spite of the boom in e-commerce. Logistics firms like Titans Transline have had to make serious adaptations in order to stay afloat.

A recent report from the US Bureau of Transportation Services showed that cross-border freight dropped throughout 2020. In terms of value, more than $1.06tn of freight travelled across the country’s border, with a drop of more than $163bn from 2019.

Due to the importance of logistics and, in turn, truckers, organizations representing truckers in the US have been calling to the CDC to help them with vaccination. Among these requests is the call to designate truck stops and travel plazas as COVID-19 vaccination sites.

Thanks to efforts by the White House to make the COVID-19 vaccine easier, truck drivers are now getting a chance to get themselves inoculated from COVID-19 and get protected.

In Laredo, Texas, one of the major gateways connecting Mexico and the US, a lot of truckers immediately took the chance to get vaccinated, as the city recently changed vaccination guidelines to no longer require proof of residency, which was the primary hurdle for truckers who work across state and national lines.

The Mexican Consulate stated that truckers from logistics firms like Titans Transline travel across the US, Mexico, and North America and it’s important to ask the community that we have a vaccine, due to the fact that the White House’s efforts have made inoculation easier than ever.

The Mexican Consulate’s Reyes D. Soto stated that truckers are essential workers, which is why they made it easier for truckers to get inoculated, which is why the vaccine drive was set up at Mines Road so they wouldn’t have to get caught up in traffic.

The vaccine drive was the combined effort of the Consulate of Mexico, Laredo Motor Carriers, LUVS, and the Laredo Fire Department. The initial event had 700 truckers and other people inoculated, with a second dose to come on June 1, 2021.

The bridges connected Mexico and the US in Laredo see an average of about 9,000 tractor-trailers travelling through daily.

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Things To Know About Picking A Career In Logistics

If you’re considering getting into the logistics industry and getting a job, you’ll definitely want to do some research on the industry.

Logistics is responsible for handling a business or organization’s supply chain, which is a key aspect of any operation. They make sure that relationships with suppliers are good, that needed materials and equipment are transported properly and on time, among other tasks.

Sadly for companies like Titan Transline, the industry and its careers are often overlooked. That being said, if you’re looking for more information on the industry, here are few things to keep in mind.

Logistics is huge.

While people often overlook logistics, it’s by no means a small part of the global economy. According to data from the US Department of Transportation, the US’s transportation network moved about 18.1tn tons of goods in 2015, amounting to about US$19.2tn. Projections say that total freight is expected to hit 27bn tons by 2045, which would amount to a market value growth of $38tn.

Logistics is incredibly important; any organization that needs or wants something, then it has to be moved by a logistics company.

Employments

Given how big the logistics industry is, it’s no surprise that there are a lot of open positions. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ projections, employment in the US logistics industry will grow by 4% from 2019-2029, which is close to the national average.

Of course, these projections were before COVID-19 resulted in a boom in the e-commerce industry, which, in turn, resulted in a boom in the logistics industry, meaning that people looking to find a job in the logistics industry has good chances.

Work locations have a lot of variety

Logisticians have to do a lot of things on a daily basis, but the good thing is that there isn’t a standard work setting for the industry, meaning that they have options. People looking to get a position in logistics should ask employers about where they’ll work, and how much travel they’ll be doing.

The work can be high-pressure

Logistics is a key part of any organization and business. In turn, a lot of people in the supply chain rely on the logisticians in their system, which means that being in the industry can be high-pressure. The diligence and planning of logisticians, as well as their ability to adapt to unexpected situations, can make or break a supply chain.

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Truck Driver Employing Bouncing Back Slowly Following COVID-19

The Canadian trucking economy has been slowly building itself back up following a hard hit from COVID-19, to the relief of companies like Titan Transline and truckers across the country. Speaking of truckers, the trucking industry is back to fighting an old problem: the lack of truckers.

In July, Trucking HR Canada published a study which noted down the impact that COVID-19 had on the industry, showing that, with 34,700 spots dropped, truck drivers accounted for about half of the people who suddenly lost their job during the first half of 2020.

The start of Q3 2020 has been a bit better, however, as most of Canada has been slowly reopening, with the trucking industry following suit. Fleets are hiring once more, especially since North American trucking companies like Titan Transline has seen a sudden upsurge in demand.

It hasn’t been easy, however. Local trucking company Robsan Transportation has been having issues finding drivers, as reported by its VP, Patricia Whitesell. She notes that the issue with COVID-19 in the US is so bad that people with the qualifications to be proper truckers don’t actually want to cross the border, preferring to stay in Canada.

Robsan Transportation’s hiring issues isn’t uncommon in the Canadian trucking industry, but it’s notably high standards have made things a bit harder. This is due to the fact that the company handles work for the nuclear industry, transporting used materials to a decontamination centre in the US.

Other companies have also been looking hard for cross-border truckers, with online sites like Indeed having classified ads for truckers with salary offers averaging at about $80,000, while only requiring as little as a year’s worth of cross-border experience, showing how high the demand for the sector currently is.

The recent decision from the Trump administration to stop issuing VISAs to Canada-employed drivers on work permits have also hurt the Canadian trucking industry, as a lot of companies rely on temporary workers in order to fill in the gaps in their staff.

That particular obstacle has been removed, but its implementation resulted in a backlog of applicants, reported by Ontario’s Andy Kahlon, President of Daytona Freight Systems.

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Ipsos Life In Australia Survey Reveals Most Livable Areas In The Country

Travelling to the AU via plane, then boarding a Cairns to Port Douglas shuttle has its appeal, and the recent Life In Australia survey conducted by Ipsos explained why the Queensland city is a common stop.

The survey, conducted by the market research firm, asked 10,000 Aussies on what they believe makes a place good to live in, then asked how the areas they lived in actually compared to those criteria.

According to the data from the survey, the city of Cairns is the 9th most livable city in all of the AU, with a livability index of 62.1, acquired thanks to ranking above average in the vast majority of criteria, like education, health services, social cohesion, as well as leisure, dining and shopping.

The city did notably well for its sense of community, as well as the ease of access to natural environs, with services like Cairns to Port Douglas shuttle allowing for convenient travel. Notably, Cairns scored above average when It came to the efficiency and reliability of public transport, but failed to actually get a passing grade on the last attribute, with an score of 4.6 on a ten-point scale.

What really brought down Cairns’ index were its below average scores for the feeling of safety, as well as ability to see and take part in sports and recreation.

This is the first time that Ipsos included regional cities in its survey, and, notably, in spite of the top 10 being dominated by metropolitan areas, including East Sydney’s affluent suburbs, the no. 1 spot was taken by a small Victorian country town; Warrnambool.

Located along the Great Ocean Road, this Southwest Victorian town managed to beat out inner-Perth and Adelaide, the latter having been saddled with a job opportunity issue, as the most livable area in all of Australia. It scored high across all categories, and is notable for its prime location in Victoria’s southwestern coastline, with housing prices at $340,000 on average, a mere fraction to what others in the list demand.

In spite of that, however, Warrnambool Mayor Tony Herbert admits that they’re in need of people to fill job openings, with a lot of vacancies in the industries in the town.

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Tips For Effective Transaction With FTL Dedicated Truckload Freight

The success of your business transaction with FTL Dedicated Truckload Freight has something to do with how you transact with the company. For instance, the cost of freight that would be collected from you will depend on the information you provide when you send a quote form. To make a correct transaction that is faster and accurate, take a look at these tips.

  • Instead of sending a request for a proposal from the freight company, indicate your needs and inform the company. They will the use the information as their basis in creating a customized cost estimate for you. Indicate your expected lead time, the type of freight size that you need, the address where the goods are to be delivered, the volume of goods, frequency, and the type of goods to be delivered and your preferred payment terms.
  • If you will need regular or frequent shipping of goods because of the nature of your business, it would be practical to hire a single company, such as FTL Dedicated Truckload Freight for all your shipping and transport of goods needs. This will keep you from transacting with several companies which can consume your time and energy.
  • Take a closer look at the options and coverage being offered by the company. If they can offer customization to meet your specific trucking needs, it would be better. Conduct a good research to find out where you can save and get the best value for your money.
  • Find out about the container transport company’s background, such as their reliability, operational advantages, contingency plans in case of calamities or road accidents, handling of customer complaints and if they can deliver rush orders.
  • Aside from filing a quote form, call the container transport company to talk about your service requirements.
  • Read carefully and thoroughly, including the fine prints when you receive the service contract. If you have questions, call the service provider for clarifications.
  • Find out if the company, such as the FTL Dedicated Truckload Freight allows you to transact online through their online system or if you can place your payment and check the transport status online.
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Rapid Growth In CEE Creating Greater Demand For Warehouse Space

Logistics is one of the major enablers of trade and commerce growth in many economies. Tecdis Network – European Specialist Logistics together with the combined resources of its partners provide clients with successful solutions for technical distributions. They got their clients covered from laws and customs to local markets.

In terms of logistics sector, the CEE region is rapidly becoming a hub for industrial demand. The percentage of real estate investors that are targeting European logistics has more than doubled from 27% in 2012 to 59% in 2016. Eurostat predicts an increase of 36% across the European Union by 2050 with the CEE region experiencing the largest growth with Poland at 54% and the Czech Republic at 46% well above the average.

According to Robert Dobrzycki, CEO of Panatonni Europe, the CEE region occupies an extremely good position in Europe for the growing sectors of e-commerce and production. Meanwhile, Martin Polic, managing director and regional head of CEE region at Prologis, told Emerging Europe that investment volume at central and Eastern Europe logistics and real estate reached a record level of about €13 billion in 2017. This drove developments in the CEE and the rapid growth of e-commerce that also created greater demand for warehouse space.

The logistics sector in Eastern Europe is fairly young. Full outsourcing of logistics services which was already common in the western markets since the early 2000’s is just starting to appear in the CEE. One example is Poland that has 13.4 million square meters of modern warehouses today. This is 22% more than in 2016.

Another significant driver of growth is the relatively cheap labourcosts and warehouse space in the CEE. It has started to attract companies like Amazon Slovakia and Alibaba Poland. Based on estimates, labour cost per hour in 2017 for the EU-28 was €26. In Denmark, it was €42while in France it was €36 and Germany €35.

A wide range of technical logistics is being offered by Tecdis Network – European Specialist Logistics to a variety of sectors that require the company’s special knowledge and expertise. Tecdis works in close conjunction with the right technological partners in the field to provide the European market with technical logistics.

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