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HHG/RSG Van Operators: Customer Responsibilities/High Value Inventory Form

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The intent of the Customer Responsibilities Guide/High Value Inventory Form is to assure that Atlas' COD and National Account HHG customers give Atlas ample notification of any items requiring special handling or any items of high value to be...

HHG/RSG Van Operators: Avoiding Theft & Missing Items

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Small, yet expensive electronic items are becoming everyday utensils which we depend on for routine tasks to go new places. In today's relocations, many customers have multiple iPads, cameras, phones, game systems and similar small electronics which are...

Latest Safe Drivers Listing - October 2014

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The following is the October 2014 Safe Drivers list. In this month, we have 13 van operators who have exceeded 1,000,000 safe miles, four of which have also exceeded 2,000,000! Special recognition goes out to...

Cat Scale App Available for iPhone, iPad

Cat Scale Co. announced that its Weigh My Truck application now is available for iPhone and iPad. The app is designed to allow drivers to weigh their truck, pay for the transaction via PayPal and get the weights displayed on their smartphone without leaving the cab....
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ATA Encourages Vets to Consider Career in Trucking Industry

On this Veterans Day, American Trucking Associations leaders thanked the millions of men and women who have served their country with distinction, and encouraged those returning from service to consider joining thousands of other veterans in the trucking industry....

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...
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