Archive for the ‘Transportation’ Category

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VIDEOS about Transportation and Logistics

April 11, 2010

In this video you can see the connection between the economy of a country and its transportation systems. Investing in infrastructures is directly connected with competitiveness in the global economy.

Investing in transportation is investing in the future.

The USA example:

 The Hong-Hong example:

The UPS way working example:

Video that shows some jobs involved with Transportation, Distribution and Logistics. They are essential to make our lives easier:

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Transportation: An American company example

April 11, 2010

The web page of this company (www.accessamericatransport.com) is interesting because it’s a good example of how a logistic company specialized in international transportation can give a good service in logistics area to other firms.

Access America is the premier transportation provider in North America. They are a third-party logistics company handling all modes of transportation including van, flatbed, refrigerated/frozen, and intermodal service. They have access to over 400,000 trucks (Truckload & LTL Carriers) in addition to supply chain management services, specialized transportation, and shipping by rail services

Access America Transport is a full service transportation company based in Chattanooga, TN. AAT handles all modes of transportation including less-than-truckload, van, flatbed, and refrigerated / frozen freight. Access America was founded in 2002 by Ted Alling and Barry Large as the Logistics Division of Key-James Brick. Soon after the initial concept, AAT diversified into other commodities and grew quickly.

In 2003 Access opened a transload facility and location in Birmingham which allowed Access America to expand its services and diversify shipping capabilities.

In 2005 Access America started the Government Services division. The division began hauling freight for the Department of Defense, but quickly diversified into other government agencies.

In 2006 the firm opening additional locations in Alabama and Minnesotan and also expanded into less-than-truckload (LTL) and heavy haul. An online LTL system was created to allow customers to go online, compare pricing, and book freight instantly. The software was integrated to work seamlessly with AAT’s load management system.

In 2007 Access America continued to expand by upgrading and adding additional technology and supply chain management systems.

2008 and 2009 were the years of the public recognitions. It starts in 2008 with the certified by Signature Management as ISO 9001:2000 for its quality management systems. The company was also named to the Hot 100 list of the fastest growing companies in the state of Tennessee. The company also received last year the Top 100 3PL recognition from Inbound Logistics, while SupplyChainBrain named Access America to its list of 100 Great Supply Chain Partners.

http://www.accessamericatransport.com/shipping-center/  It’s a link to the blog of Access America Transport about 2010 freight outlook. It’s interesting to know the main thoughts of different experts about transportation in the Truckload Carriers Association annual meeting.

Finally, as a journalist, I recommend the website of the Inbound Logistics, a free online magazine which is an interesting educational resource for business professionals looking to use logistics for competitive advantage: http://www.inboundlogistics.com/magazine/index.shtml