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Five Technologies Making Logistics and Supply Chain More Efficient

The supply chain, and its logistic challenges, affect a company’s distribution efficiency and impacts the quality of the product that company wants to deliver. (How well does it survive the journey?)

Supply chain management is critical to productivity and we have seen a paradigm shift in the way it is done, most notably in adoption of modern technology to enhance efficiency and accountability.

Computerized chain management gives us better visibility and real-time tracking of the entire chain. Smartphones, GPS devices, and other tools have expanded mobile supply chain connectivity as well. Supply managers can now make adjustments much more quickly, which reduces disruptions, errors and costs. Which raises customer satisfaction!

Here are five examples of how technology is transforming how the supply chain works:

  • Radio Technology
    Tracking of shipments, and the products within them, improves dramatically with Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology. We can effectively monitor every product as it moves through our intermodal system. RFID chips on all items also helps employees to quickly detect errors and correct them.
  • Advanced Weighing Technology
    Onboard truck scales allow for seamless operations when a platform scale is not available. The scales measure payload weight and the truck’s gross weight. They enhance productivity by ensuring a truck carries the maximum weight right from the point of loading.
  • Social Media Revolution
    Customer Service operations have been very active in opening more channels of communication between all the players in the supply chain. Real-time messaging apps on phones keep people connected on the road with all stakeholders in the supply chain. Respond to questions, report in real-time about incidences and resolve issues as they happen.
  • Transport Management Software
    The use of computerized shipping and tracking systems helps to integrate all operations from one panel. And it is now possible to have such a panel in your mobile device. Organize your inventory data, manage shipping, monitor distribution and create an electronic bill of landing anywhere, any time.
  • Data Analytics
    Every new tool generates a fresh volume of data, which the supply chain management can use effectively if organized and analyzed. RFID, customer surveys, CRM transactions and call center logs all add to the pile of big data. Much remains to be done to make Big Data useful, but every day sees progress.

The whole idea of adopting technology in supplies management is to simplify the process. This will help reduce costs and minimize business risk in the supply chain. Leveraging these innovations is a way to stay ahead of the competition.

Rely on a Bay Area Trucking Company for Innovative Logistics Solutions

R&A Trucking provides intermodal container services for multiple Bay Area ports like Richmond, Oakland, Lathrop, Stockton, and San Francisco. Over the years, R&A Trucking has managed to create longstanding relationships with terminal operators at most ports. This helps to expedite the transportation of clients’ products from origin point to destination. The logistics coordinators at R&A Trucking applies the most appropriate mode of intermodal transportation so that containers can be moved in the most effective manner possible. The company also offers expert storage, rail and trucking services as part of the intermodal transportation service package.

 

 

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Tips & Tricks for Intermodal Success

If you have not yet joined the intermodal bandwagon, then this is the best time to do so. Currently, the capacity is well balanced while the rates have remained positive and steady in addition to a smooth service. As you can see, nothing should hold you back from joining the intermodal industry, as long as it fits into your shipping organization. However, there are various things to familiarize yourself with, if you want to integrate intermodal into your freight strategy successfully. Continue reading

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Quick Intermodal Tips

The complexity of the intermodal world can be quite confusing, especially if you are new to the industry. Should you happen to be a beginner, there are various terms and concepts to understand if you want to succeed. Here are some of the best quick tricks and tips to guide you in the right direction. Continue reading

Excellent Opportunity for Class A Driver

R&A Trucking Co. is looking for Truck driver with a Class A license. This is a full time position with all deliveries being completed on a daily basis. Driver will be required to physically handle materials and get up/down from trailer. This position will require a driver that is safety conscience and has the ability to solve problems and follow procedures. The Freight being transported requires a specific way to be loaded and secured. Contact with professional customers will also be required. Driver will also be trained on our procedures. Forklift experience is also a plus.

The truck driver must have the following qualifications.
1. 2 years driving experience. ((Flat Bed experience preferred))
2. Clean driving record and current medical card
3. Current Class A license. // Must Have TWIC CARD
4. Good Communication Skills.

R&A Trucking Co. also offers paid vacations, medical, vision and dental insurance, R&A Trucking offers a friendly work environment with employees committed to customer service.

If you feel you are qualified to join our team that has been committed to quality products and service for the past 30 years, I eagerly await hearing from you.

Job Location: Oakland
R&A Trucking Co.
Available Immediately FT

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5 Healthy Truck Driving Habits

Long-haul, or over-the-road truckers are synonymous with long-distance travel. On these trips, weeks or even months are spent on the road. Understandably, many find this to be a rigorous job. In fact, this duty can even lead to the development of an unhealthy lifestyle. Being on the go, most truckers develop a heavy reliance on junk food and caffeine to accumulate energy, wakefulness, and pass the time. This is of grave concern, since staying healthy doesn’t just contribute to your well-being, but also plays a huge role in your future career success. These 5 healthy habits should be adopted by every truck driver to keep energized and prevent burnout. Continue reading

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Intermodal Rail Traffic in U.S. Rises to Highest Level This Year

Oakland Intermodal Transportation Leader Discusses New Record in Industry

The R&A Trucking team is delighted to report that there has never been a better time for the rail intermodal industry. A new report published by the Association of American Railroads has revealed that intermodal transportation volume has recently broken all previous records. In a recent week, the volume of intermodal traffic rose 4.3 percent higher than the volume a year ago. In the following week, the increase from the previous year was even higher, reaching 4.9 percent.

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How to Choose the Right Warehousing Forklift

Questions to Ask Yourself Before Selecting a Forklift

Whether you’re a warehousing manager who wants to resupply a logistics hub with equipment, an engineer struggling to redo workflow maps for your team, or an entrepreneur gaming out various production strategies, you want to choose the right forklift for your needs. Continue reading

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Pilot Car Requirements for Oversize Trucking Loads

Industrial Transportation Rules for Oversized Trucks

In the Bay Area, transportation logistics can get tricky, especially if you’re trying to manage heavy haul trucking. Escort cars, or pilot cars, are designed to make oversize transportation easier by driving in front of and behind tractor-trailers carrying wide loads. Highly-trained professionals who specialize in this kind of driving must operate these vehicles.
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