Plover, WI— November 12, 2014: Women in Trucking (WIT) Association has named Heather Jones as November 2014 Member of the Month. Jones is an owner/operator, business woman, advocate, mentor and trainer in Western Australia.
DAT and Real Women in Trucking -- an organization committed to helping women in the trucking industry, while promoting safety and training, and raising awareness of violence against women -- are proud to support the mission of Samaritan’s Feet to deliver shoes to children in need around the world. Desiree Wood, president of Real Women in Trucking, met Manny Ohonme, founder of Samaritan’s Feet, and learned about their mission to bring 10 million pairs of shoes to 10 million children worldwide in 10 years. Manny expressed their need for logistical help in moving loads of donated goods. As the number of shoes collected for kids has grown, so have the logistical challenges of transporting these shoes.
Loads have been plentiful this year, with freight tonnage records set in August and freight volume surging well above expectations in September. From January through August, spot market freight availability as measured by load posts was up by more than 55% year over year, which indicates that a larger proportion of shippers are seeking capacity on the spot market. With this flurry of load board activity, the best loads don’t stay available for long, so you can’t always wait until you’re in front of a computer to find them. Here are some ways you can keep your finger on the pulse of what's available while you're away from your desk or to help you stay loaded while on the move.
Nearly $1 trillion in retail sales will result if analysts at Deloitte are correct in their forecast of 4.5% growth during the upcoming holiday season. Consumers have 2.6% more disposable income this year, according to Deloitte, due in part to declining fuel prices. Employment statistics are improving, as well, and the picture for Q4 will be even rosier with the addition of as many as 800,000 seasonal jobs in retail and related service sectors.
Once again this year, DAT Solutions is doing its part to help support Wreaths Across America. This non-profit organization coordinates wreath-laying ceremonies on Dec. 13 at Arlington National Cemetery, as well as veterans' cemeteries and other locations across the country.