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HHG/RSG Van Operators: Handling and Transporting Safes/Gun Safes

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Often a customer includes a locked safe/gun safe as part of a household goods shipment with the contents unknown to the carrier. The purpose of a safe is for the secure storage of its contents. The customer should be educated that the safe is not intended to be used as a "shipping container" and that the contents of the safe must be properly packed and/or packed and secured within the unit to protect against damage during...

15 Congressional Races and Why You Should Care

Why should you care about any of this fall’s Congressional races? During the week of Oct. 27, Transport Topics presents 15 Congressional Races and Why You Should Care – three per day. If you follow transportation, you’ll want to be in the know. And, tune in...

Watching Out for Animals on the Road

While deer and other game pose a collision/accident risk, there are several things you can do to reduce that risk. According to State Farm, some of the best things you can do are: Stay alert, be especially vigilant during peak season, use headlights smartly...

Cargo theft update: Load value jumps as thieves target high-value freight

The average loss value per cargo theft incident in the third quarter of 2014 jumped 100 percent from 2013’s third quarter $321,521, while the number of thefts fell, according to the quarterly cargo theft trends report from FreightWatch International....
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Military Installation Access Survey (To Atlas Agents)

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Access to military installations is an ongoing challenge for all transportation companies doing work on military bases. The National Defense Transportation Association (NDTA) has undertaken an effort to gather information/data on the scope of the problem in order to...

Military HHG Shipments: New Training materials Available from your Government Business Department

“Customer Service Soft Skills for Military Shipments,” the first in a series of interactive training presentations, is now available through Atlas Academy. The course, titled Military Customer Service, can be found in the Course Catalog under Atlas...

Latest Safe Drivers Listing - September 2014

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The following is the April 2014 Safe Drivers list. In this month, we have 12 van operators who have exceeded 1,000,000 safe miles, three of which have now also exceeded 2,000,000!! Special recognition goes out to...
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