Archive for January, 2013

Union Pacific Railroad had its safest year ever for employees, the company reported yesterday. The best part? The previous best was the previous year!

Union Pacific touts its employees’ commitment to caring, as well as its innovative technology to improve safety. For more information, read the company’s press release.

Congratulations, Union Pacific!

Depending on the state and even county, a small chunk of the price on gasoline is taxes to fund projects. Thanks to people either going green or just trying to save money, the taxes haven’t raised as much as they used to lately.

As a result, lawmakers are looking at new ways to tax drivers to generate the funds needed. One idea is to tax drivers based on the miles they drive.

Read this Associated Press article about the taxes, and tell us what you think in the comments below.

Truckers are required to stop for a rest to maintain safety, but limited parking makes the task hard on drivers. Minnesota may have found a solution to the problem.

The state’s Department of Transportation is testing technology that will let truck drivers know if parking is available at the next rest stop. Testing starts this month with one rest area along I-94, and is expected to expand to the other rest stops once testing is completed in April.

For details, visit TruckingInfo.com.

CSX is getting noticed for its good work.

The Dividend Channel ranked the railroad company 16th on its “Top 25 Socially Responsible Dividend Stocks” list. To make the list, companies were judged on the environmental impact of business practices, as well as impacts on society.

All of us at BAT Logistics wish all of you happiness and health in 2013.

 
 
In 2012, BAT saw its biggest month ever, was able to expand its staff and moved its headquarters as a result of the growth. BAT was also able to help others by giving to Dollar General Literacy Foundation, Fisher House Foundation and Operation Homefront. By the end of the year, BAT joined the American Society of Transportation and Logistics.

We cannot wait to see what 2013 brings us, and we would like to you to hang around for the ride.