Author: Shelly Benisch

Amazon vs Uber from Trade Machines

Amazon & Uber Rethinking Logistics

CIS shares an interesting and creative take on Amazon & Uber Logistics courtesy of TradeMachines.com: “A new era brings new expectations: faster delivery & higher successful delivery rates. How is it possible to fulfill these expectations? By rethinking processes, improve efficiency and through innovation. Take a look at this infographic to find out how Amazon & Uber…

MCIEF Logo

MCIEF Conference educates Transportation Risk Specialists with Experts in the Trucking Industry

Truck Industry Leaders shared thoughts and information with key Transportation Insurance Companies and Agents at the 2017 MCIEF – Motor Carrier Insurance Education Foundation Conference in Orlando. The first topic was “Critical Issues the Motor Carrier Faces and Their Impact on Insurance”.   Mark Willis, radio personality with SiriusXM Channel 146 shared his feedback from listeners…

Owner Operators for Walmart Amazon Google and Uber

Owner Operator update on Wal-mart, Amazon, Google, and Uber

Wal-Mart has partnered with Google Express to challenge Amazon for voice ordered purchases. Wal-Mart will share a buyer’s purchase history with “Google’s Virtual Assistant”, enabling faster processing for items frequently shopped. Amazon has long utilized voice shopping which analyzes buying history by recalling preferred items purchased in the past. Google Express currently enlists Uber and…

CIS Casino Night 2017 Image

Best Owner Operator Casino Night Yet!

Wow, what a great time! Over 350 Owner Operators, Motor Carriers and Vendors joined us for CIS Casino Night at the Expo in Lexington, KY last weekend. Over $7,000 in prizes were donated and drawn between rounds of blackjack, roulette, craps and texas hold’em. Check out these generous companies who contributed such great prizes for Owner Operators to…

CIS Casino Night 2017 Image

CIS Casino Night at Expo 2017

I say enough work…it’s time to PLAY!  Let’s blast off a new season and celebrate our positive momentum at Expedite Expo in Lexington, KY July 14th.  CIS Casino Night is our way or thanking our Owner Operators and Motor Carriers for their support.  So let’s kick back and have some fun together Friday night! D.J. Rick with Premier Casino Events…

court-gavel

Interesting Transportation Court Cases compliments of CAB

Transportation Court Cases: CARGO The District Court in Maryland concluded that a plaintiff’s claims for loss or damage to freight were preempted by Carmack even when the motor carrier only performed an intra-state leg of an international move.  As the plaintiff always intended the goods to move internationally Federal Court jurisdiction existed and a motion…

trump-truckers

Trump Bump means Big Bucks for Truckers

Who can really trust a poll for exact numbers anymore, but suffice to say that most of us in trucking tend to be conservative and patriotic so it’s not surprising that Trump received BIGLY support from individual drivers, organizations like Truckers for Trump and even the Big Boys representing fleets.  What happens now? Proposed changes…

Chao image WSJ

At Elaine Chao Hearing, Smiles and Laughter in an Otherwise Tense Washington

The confirmation hearing for transportation secretary struck a friendly tone, but hinted at upcoming policy fights. WASHINGTON—On a Wednesday morning of political havoc in the capital, Room G50 in the Dirksen Senate Office Building was a study in Beltway bonhomie as Elaine Chao cruised through her confirmation hearing for secretary of transportation. Ms. Chao, who…

Chickens eating tomato soup joke

CDC says Flu Season could be Severe

Yes, if you’re like me when you saw this headline you probably said, “When DON’T they say the Flu Season will be bad?” Anyway, apparently there is an “A” type strain called H3N2 that is a variety that causes more severe symptoms in play this year.  A lot of the really bad Flu Seasons were…