Category: Industry

Should E-Log Devices Be Mandatory?

A new proposal issued by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) states that electronic log devices should be mandatory. The proposal covers all drivers who prepare hours-of-service records of duty status. The proposal was green-lighted by the White House Office of Management and Budget, which spent seven months reviewing the terms. According to the FMCSA, within two years all drivers need to be using Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs). The only exception is for those drivers using devices that meet the current automatic onboard recording device standard. These drivers will be able to use those devices another two years. The…

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Cardinal Logistics Is United Natural Foods, Inc. Carrier of the Year

Concord, N.C. (March 31, 2014) – Cardinal Logistics Management Corporation has been recognized for excellent service and named “Carrier of the Year” by United Natural Foods, Inc. (UNFI). Chad Brewer, Vice President of Logistics at UNFI, visited Cardinal’s headquarters to present this prestigious award. David Myott, Director of National Accounts and Skip Stritzinger, SVP Business Development accepted the award on Cardinal’s behalf. Cardinal operates a dedicated refrigerated shuttle program for UNFI that provides just-in-time deliveries of consolidated products from their network of distribution centers across the country. The program spans over 6 million annual miles transporting temperature sensitive products to…

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Recruiting Event in Pauls Valley

At a recent driver recruiting event in Pauls Valley, OK., a couple of our recruiters took a moment to “strike a pose” for the camera. Chuck Pearson (Oklahoma) and Carl Contrino (Louisiana) are driver recruiters now, but are both proud to say they are ex-drivers! If you would like to consider a driving position with Cardinal either of these two would be happy to talk to you and answer your questions. Chuck’s  number is (405) 435-6694 and Carl’s number is (972) 392-5209.

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Incredible Facts About Trucking

Trucking is one of those professions that can lay claim to being the backbone of the American economy. Without truck drivers, commerce would grind to a halt. Americans wouldn’t have access to fresh milk and produce, electronics that keep our world humming, and medical devices that save lives. Each day, thousands of shipments are delivered by the competent hands of our nation’s drivers, who take to the roads in freezing rain, snow, high winds, and rocky terrain, with an endurance that matches those of the hardiest laborers. Here are sixteen incredible facts about this industry: Many truckers have clocked over…

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Tips on Becoming a Successful Owner Operator

An owner operator is a self-employed truck driver who operates his/her own small business to transport goods for customers. He or she is free to haul goods on their own or enter into a lease agreement to dedicate their equipment to one customer. As an owner operator, you can have a lucrative career as long as you are hard-working, have realistic expectations, and work on building strong relationships. Here are a few tips we have gathered to help you be successful in your career: • Search out carriers that serve recession-proof industries. You’ll keep a steady stream of freight flowing…

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