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OMAHA, Neb.–(Sept 17th, 2010) According to the Association of American Railroads (AAR) this week it reports weekly rail car load volume set a new 2010 record for the second consecutive week.

With the slow down in the economy more shippers have been utilizing the railroad as another alternative to saving money. And why not? Unless your product is time sensitive, or needs to be refrigerated, rail can be a perfect option that can save you up to 20-30 percent, and sometimes more. There are even some other ways to save money through rail services.

The downside to rail is the amount of time it takes to transport freight. For example, to transport freight 850 miles could take four to five days using rail service, but only take two days for truck load service.

A good approach to time sensitive freight and thats not temperature control is to offer your customer/vendor a discount for more time to receive their freight. I bet you twenty percent of the time your customer could spare a couple more days, regardless of the discount.

Some other benefits to utilizing rail service can be that of a rolling warehouse, and its ability to provide drop trailers to cut back on the man hours needed to load/unload its freight.

With the economy cutting into your labor costs, drop trailers can be less costly than having to pay drivers overtime sitting for several hours while your short on help due to labor cut backs.
While there are costs associated with having rail containers dropped its can be much cheaper in the long run.

For those looking to save money by freeing up space in the facility warehouse without having to ship their freight earlier than its customer wants it, rail service can be used as a moving warehouse.

BAT Logistics
www.batlogistics.com
(800)BAT-TRUX
(402)885-8101

Jarrod Marinello* Executive

OMAHA, Neb.– April 27, 2011 – BAT Logistics, provider of 3rd Party Logistics and Transportation solutions, continues to grow its revenue by double digit percentages in the first quarter.

Despite tighter capacity, and severe winter weather that caused major delays in freight shipments earlier in the year.

“BAT contributes the earnings to a strong demand for its full truck load and flatbed services, along with significant increases in its customer base, and contracted freight,” said Jarrod Marinello, Co-Owner and VP of BAT Logistics.

OMAHA, Neb.- BAT Logistics, provider of 3rd Party Logistics and Transportation solutions, finishes 2010 with revenues up 43% over 2009.

www.batlogistics.com
(402)885-8100
Batgroup@batlogistics.com

OMAHA, Neb. – BAT Logistics, provider of 3rd Party Logistics and Transportation solutions, is giving back to the community through the Salvation Army. We have increased our giving every year and one of the ways we give back is to adopt families that would otherwise not have a Christmas with presents.

This year, BAT has adopted 11 families ranging from two to seven family members. We provide gifts from a wish list for the children and we also provide a gift card to a local grocery store to buy their Christmas dinner for the whole family.

It is just a small token to share the blessings we at BAT have received throughout the year. This is BAT’s third year adopting families during the Christmas holiday, and double the amount of families it has adopted from last year.

About Adopt-A-Family
This year, more than 2,300 families qualified for assistance from the Adopt-A-Family program. Since the program began 11 years ago, more than 16,000 families have been adopted by local donors.

Families range in size from one to five children and, if adopted, will receive Christmas dinner and toys for the children to open Christmas morning.

Those interested in adopting a family may call The Salvation Army Adopt-A-Family at 402-474-6263.

Papillion, NE – BAT Logistics, a third party logistics provider, was  recently approved by the Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA) as a $100,000 Performance Certified member.

This protection provides guarantee of freight payment to carriers, shippers and other third party logistics providers in excess of the $10,000 bond required by the Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration.

As of 2010, less than 10 percent of all 3pl providers have been approved for this program.

To qualify for this program, the company must agree to abide by a strict TIA code of ethics, maintain an A credit rating, utilize written agreements with all parties to insure solid business practices, maintain written qualifications between carrier partners and demonstrate the abilty to secure a $100,000 surety bond.

As of October 22, 2009 only 42 third party logistics providers out of an estimated 15,000 licensed providers in the United States have been approved for this program.

Contact BAT Logistics at:
(800)BAT-TRUX or (402)885-8100
www.batlogistics.com
batgroup@batlogistics.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 21, 2010 —
Papillion, NE – BAT Logistics a third party logistics provider recently approved by Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA) as a $100,000 Performance Certified member.
This protection provides guarantee of freight payment to carriers, shippers and other third party logistics providers in excess of the $10,000 bond required by the Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration.

As of 2010, less than 10% of all 3pl providers have been approved for this program.

To qualify for this program the company must agree to abide by a strict TIA code of ethics, maintain an A credit rating, utilize written agreements with all parties to insure solid business practices, maintain written qualifications between carrier partners and demonstrate the ability to secure a $100,000 surety bond.

About TIA

The Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA) is the professional organization of the $162 billion third-party logistics industry. TIA is the only organization exclusively representing transportation intermediaries of all disciplines doing business in domestic and international commerce. TIA is the voice of transportation intermediaries to shippers, carriers, government officials and international organizations. TIA is the United States member of the International Federation of Freight Forwarder Associations (FIATA).To learn more about TIA, visit their website at www.tianet.org

To learn more about BAT Logistics, visit their website at www.batlogistics.com or call (800)BAT-TRUX

OMAHA, Neb.– July 2, 2011 – Shippers should be aware of the Anti-Indemnity Laws that may have already been passed in their own state.

Shippers require their transportation providers to hold them harmless from any and all losses regardless of who’s at fault. The passing of the Anti-indemnity Law means indemnity agreements in motor carrier contracts are against state public policy and, therefore, void. That puts the balance of liability back to shippers doing business with motor carriers directly.

However, the Anti-Indemnity Law does not pertain to shippers contracting with 3pls/freight brokers. This could mean more business for 3pls/freight brokers, but at how much risk to themselves?

www.batlogistics.com
(402)885-8100

May 27, 2010

Welcome To BAT’s Market Watch!


BAT’s Action Plan This Peak Season

Over the past weeks truck market rates have been increasing in several areas.
BAT Logistics assures it customers that we will continue to doing our absolute best to look out for our customers transportation budget, and trucking needs throughout a time the demand for truck load capacity towers the amount of trucks available in over a decade.

In order to keep your freight moving we have been utilizing
our spot quotes from our driver base that has been agreeing to dedicate its
equipment/trucks to serving BAT’s customer. We feel this strategy is the best
plan of action in order for BAT to secure a greater amount of truck capacity for our
customers. This strategy will ensure BAT can provide trucking options with the
most reliable results.

*On a good note- We do not anticipate this to last any longer that the first week of July and by that time, BAT will be reducing its rates substantially and the strategy will be to offering the absolute best rates to our customers money. We believe even more than ever, because of our
base growing more rapidly than ever.

Why Have Truck Rates Have Increased

There are several reasons to why truck load rates have soared to highest levels in over a decade. We decided to list just a few of the many reasons this peak season has been more costly shipping freight then previous peak seasons. This information is according to American Trucking Association, Department of Transportation, and the ISM.

-2008 more than 3000 trucking companies went out of business. That’s 3.5 less trucks on the road for every 50.

-2009 4th Quarter over 500 trucking companies went out of business.

-2009 Kenosha’s JHT Holdings Inc., the country’s largest factory-to-dealer hauler of newly built semitrailer trucks, reorganized in a voluntary bankruptcy proceeding last year.

-2009 Tonnage was down more than 15%. As a result less trucks than ever on the roads. With that said, freight has started to increase, thus causing a shortage of trucks vs. available freight.

-2010 Jan thru April marks 4 consecutive months freight has been on the rise.

-2010 A majority of trucks started 2010 losing money over the rapid fuel increasing and were unable to charge current fuel surcharge in enough time.

In This Issue:
BAT’s Action Plan
Why Truck Rates Increased

Toll-Free: (877) BAT-TRUX Local: (402) 885-8100 Fax: (402) 885-8101
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Address: 10701 South 72nd Street Suite 120 Papillion, NE, 68046

May 18, 2010

Welcome To BAT’s Market Watch, where you can stay updated!  

BAT’s Action Plan This Peak Season

Over the past weeks market rates have been increasing in several areas.We are doing our absolute best to look out for your transportation budgetand trucking needs during this time that trucks are at the highest demands inover a decade. In order to keep your freight moving we have been utilizing our spot quotes from our driver base thats agreeing to dedicate its equipment/trucks to serving BAT’s customer. We feel this strategy is the bestplan of action for BAT to secure a greater amount of truck capacity for our customers. This strategy will ensure BAT can provide trucking options with themost reliable results.

Why Have Truck Rates Have Increased?
There are several reasons to why truck load rates have soared to highest levels in over a decade. We decided to list just a few of the many reasons this peak season has been more costly shipping freight then previous peak seasons. This information is according to American Trucking Association, Department of Transportation,and the ISM.

-2008 more than 3000 trucking companies went out of business. That’s 3.5 less trucks on the road for every 50.

-2009 4th Quarter over 500 trucking companies went out  of business. That’s -2009 Kenosha’s JHT Holdings Inc., the country’s largest factory-to-dealerhauler of newly built semitrailer trucks, reorganized in a voluntary bankruptcy proceeding last year.

-2009 Tonnage was down more than 15% As a result less trucks than ever on the roads.  With that said, freight has started to increase thus causing a shortage of trucks vs. available freight.

-2010 Jan thru April marks 4 consecutive months freight has been on the rise, even trucking analyst didn’t expect.

-2010 A majority of trucks started 2010 losing  money over the rapid fuel increasing and were unable to charge current fuel surcharge in enough time.

Toll-Free: (877) BAT-TRUX     Local:  (402) 885-8100  Fax: (402) 885-8101 www.batlogistics.com

Address: 10701 South 72nd Street, Suite 120, Papillion, NE, 68046                              

BAT Logistics was featured in an special section in Inbound Logistics magazine promoting Nebraska for logistics needs. Read more here:

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