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Watch Out! Deer Season is here.

As the leaves change and the holiday season buzz begins, it becomes deer prime time. Most deer and vehicle accidents take place in the October-December months. Those months are migration and mating season for deer, which means they are more active during that time....

Combating Driver Fatigue

Driver fatigue is an issue that every driver faces. In a 2007 study that analyzed data from 963 accidents involving a large truck and a passenger vehicle, driver fatigue was the top cause for the accident. Even though 49 CFR 393.3 states that no driver shall operate a...

Winter Is Coming: Truck Drivers Be Prepared

As we roll into last half of October and the temperatures keep falling, it’s time we talk about the essential items you need in your truck for this winter. Inclement weather, traffic delays, and even truck breakdowns can lead to long periods of downtime and...

Lean Part 6 – Continuous improvement

Continuous improvement is perhaps the most common and well-known term known when it comes to LEAN supply chain management. Continuous improvement is the idea that making small gains over time is better than large gains all at once. Not everyone can wake up one morning...

Oversized? No Problem!

Let Agent National arrange transport of your next oversized move. Recently, Agent National arranged transport for this oversized load from Alabama to South Carolina. No load is too big (or too small) for Agent National to handle! Contact us today for a quote at...

What to look for when choosing a logistic provider.

 If you’re a company looking for an organization that can take care of your logistical needs there are a few things you should know before making that critical choice. The first and most important element is your logistics provider needs to be a member of the...

Using LEAN In Your Supply Chain Part 4 – Standardization

  In our last post about LEAN we discussed establishing the best processes for employees to follow or what we call “Built-In-Quality.” Standardization gives companies the ability to calculate and measure the amount of time and resources needed to complete processes in...

Using LEAN In Your Supply Chain Part 3 – Built In Quality

In our last blog post about LEAN supply chains we talked about the “people involvement” principal. The single most important element of the LEAN way of thinking is people.  However, having people within your transportation department perform the supply chain processes...

Cutting Supply Chain Costs

One of the best ways to reduce overhead and increase profits in your business can be found through reducing supply chain costs. One of the top ways of reducing costs is to outsource your warehousing and transportation to a company that already has an established...

The Fundamentals

At Arab Cartage and Agent National, we pride ourselves on maintaining a consistent foundation for the company and its customers. From top leadership down to our invaluable dispatch team, we believe it’s essential to provide leading fundamentals that guide the...

WhistleStop BBQ Festival

Everyone mark your calendars because this weekend, May 6th and 7th, Arab Cartage and Agent National will be sponsoring the WhistleStop BBQ Festival in Downtown Huntsville, Alabama at the Historic Depot. Best of all, all proceeds will go directly to the EarlyWorks...

How Volume Shipping Can Work For You

Businesses who need to ship product and carriers looking to maximize business revenue have come to embrace Volume LTL shipping. Why, you ask? The simplest explanation for this shift in perspective is Volume LTL provides many of the same benefits as truckload (TL) or...

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