Whether you are new to shipping freight or a seasoned professional, our transportation blog will provide you with insights to master the fast-paced industry of logistics and will provide new, innovative ways to make the logistics industry work for you.

December 4, 2017
Combined Express Is Seeking Donations For The Women's Humane Society This Holiday Season
Combined Express Is Seeking Donations For The Women's Humane Society This Holiday Season

At Combined Express, we have a big heart for all animals, and we are happy to be able to assist the Women's Humane Society this holiday season. Last year, we helped round up supplies and over $350 in donations, and we couldn’t have done it without you!


November 30, 2017
Technology And The Trucking Industry: 3 Things You Need To Know About The ELD Mandate
Technology And The Trucking Industry: 3 Things You Need To Know About The ELD Mandate

Changes are quickly coming for truck drivers who still spend a good deal of time preparing paper logs, thanks to the release of a new rule by The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). By December 18th of this year, carriers and drivers of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) are required to adopt electronic logging devices (ELDs).

 


November 22, 2017
Penske Safety Bulletin: 10 Tips for Surviving Autumn's Wind, Rain and Fog
Penske Safety Bulletin: 10 Tips for Surviving Autumn's Wind, Rain and Fog

The clouds start rolling in. The trees begin to sway. Droplets hit your windshield. A storm has arrived. That means you must take extra caution as you drive down the highway.

While wind, rain and fog can happen anywhere at any time of year, in autumn the winds tend to get stronger, the rain tends to last longer, and changes in temperature creates more fog. That means you must be ready. When you hit inclement weather, follow these 10 safety tips.


November 17, 2017
6 Reasons To Thank A Truck Driver This Thanksgiving
6 Reasons To Thank A Truck Driver This Thanksgiving

Living on the road isn’t always easy for someone who works in the shipping industry. Not only do truck drivers feel like they are missing events back home with family and friends, but they may also have a hard time getting into the holiday spirit. Here are six reasons to thank a truck driver this Thanksgiving.


November 8, 2017
CXI, Common Phrases In The Shipping Industry And What They Mean
CXI, Common Phrases In The Shipping Industry And What They Mean

If you’re looking for a career choice that offers a great income, excellent benefits, time off, and independence, then working as a driver in the shipping industry may be just what you need! As a newcomer, the vocabulary surrounding the industry can be a bit confusing. Here are 10 common phrases in the shipping industry and what they mean, to help you feel comfortable with starting your journey towards a new career.


October 25, 2017
Meet Grey Boy The Shipping Cat At Combined Express
Meet Grey Boy The Shipping Cat At Combined Express

While ghosts and goblins may lurk outside on Halloween, a different creature pokes around the office of Combined Express in Bensalem, Pennsylvania. This furry friend, Grey Boy, is a gray cat who slowly worked his way into the hearts of the employees at Combined Express. Read on to learn about this kitty’s unique story, and how he has become a beloved fixture of the company today.


October 18, 2017
4 Tips For Women Looking To Break Into The Trucking Industry
4 Tips For Women Looking To Break Into The Trucking Industry

While the stereotype says that trucking is a man’s job, the trucking industry is expanding more and more to open a platform where women feel welcome. These stereotypes are broken down when we view trucking as an industry that requires good character and a strong work ethic, rather than a certain gender. Trucking offers a comfortable salary, competitive benefits, and stretches of time off at home when not on the road. Getting started in the industry isn’t as hard as it seems. Here are a few tips for women who are looking to break into the trucking industry.
 


October 11, 2017
October Is Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month At Combined Express And Delaware Valley Shippers
October Is Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month At Combined Express And Delaware Valley Shippers

October is Adopt-A-Dog Month, a cause dear to our hearts here at Combined Express and Delaware Valley Shippers. That’s why, this month, we are shining a light on the loving and sweet dogs in shelters that are looking for a home, and one very special dog in particular that found her forever family.


October 4, 2017
Penske Safety Bulletin: Know Your ABC's Of School Bus Safety
Penske Safety Bulletin: Know Your ABC's Of School Bus Safety

Class is back in session! As we approach the end of summer, children are preparing for a return to school. For professional truck drivers, back-to-school season means more congested roads. So it’s the perfect time to brush up on the ABC’s of school bus safety.


September 27, 2017
Penske Safety Bulletin: 4 Steps to Reduce the Stress of Roadside Inspections
Penske Safety Bulletin: 4 Steps to Reduce the Stress of Roadside Inspections

Roadside inspections can be a big source of stress for truck drivers. Level I inspections, as defined by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA), are the most comprehensive and time-consuming. They can happen anywhere at any time. Yet you can still be prepared. Follow these four tips to reduce some of the stress from roadside inspections: