Archive for June, 2016

Mike Wajda is the BAT Logistics’ Top Dog for May! He was selected by his peers and management for his consistent hard work throughout the month.

Team members noted he has excellent customer service skills, and helps to manage can gets and quotes for customers that aren’t his. They also said he never gives up.

“I would like to thank the whole BAT team for making it possible,” Wajda said. “Every single one of us deserves this award, and it is really a toss-up as to who will win each month. We are all Top Dogs in my opinion, and it just goes to show what a BAT has to do to be recognized as the top of all us dogs.”

His award included a $50 gift card. He has been working at BAT since July 2014.

May Top Dog

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On-Highway_Diesel_Fuel_Prices (4)Diesel prices are steadily climbing, reaching an average $2.407 per gallon this week. This price is 2.5 cents more than last week’s prices, and 5 cents more than prices two weeks ago, according to the Energy Information Administration.

The good news is that a year ago, prices started to fall after this week. If diesel prices follow the same pattern as last year, lower prices could be on the way.

Average prices this week are 47.7 cents less than last year’s prices this week. The last time we saw average prices above $2.40 was November 2015.

For more information, visit the EIA’s website.

A few weeks ago, we shared that self-driving trucks were being tested. This week, a technology news website predicts that not only will driverless trucks be delivering goods all over the country, but that driverless cars will be transporting people in the future.

The TechCrunch article presents that both cars and modes to transport goods are inefficient. It even states that “many trucks are carrying little to no product.”

According to stats from 2002 in a 2015 report from the U.S. Department of Transportation, only about 20 percent of the miles traveled by trucks were by trucks carrying no product. Some of that is unavoidable.

But, at BAT Logistics, we help customers fill trucks! We find ways to cap off a partial load or offer an LTL solution.

So, while automated trucks may seem like a solution to some issues in the future, the human team at BAT Logistics is already making the transportation of cargo efficient.