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SalSon Acquires Dray Operations of The Scoular Company in Charleston, SC

SalSon Logistics | Dec 11, 2017 11:56:39 AM

SalSon, one of North America’s largest supply chain solutions providers, has acquired the Charleston, SC drayage operations of The Scoular Company. The acquisition expands SalSon’s drayage capabilities near the Port of Charleston by adding a new terminal located on 3.1 acres, a secure...

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SalSon Acquires Dray Operations of The Scoular Company in Charleston, SC

SalSon Appoints New Distribution Center Manager in Newark

SalSon Logistics | Nov 30, 2017 3:36:40 PM

Stephen English has joined SalSon as Distribution Center Manager for its 250,000-square-foot Newark warehouse near the port. SalSon's 55-acre, multi-location campus includes container yards and a total of about 1 million square feet of warehouse space within a mile of Port Newark.  

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SalSon Appoints New Distribution Center Manager in Newark

More Disastrous Trucking Policies Being Considered for New York City

SalSon Logistics | Nov 27, 2017 9:22:48 AM

Just in time for the holidays, NYC city officials have announced plans to further stifle trucking operations in NYC.   Mayor de Blasio’s new plan – which starts in January – aims to fight congestion by placing detrimental restrictions on the trucking and transportation industries.  This plan...

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More Disastrous Trucking Policies Being Considered for New York City

SalSon Helps Launch GAP & Old Navy Stores in Times Square

SalSon Logistics | Nov 6, 2017 11:00:00 AM

GAP Inc. recently opened huge new stores in the heart of Times Square in New York City. The retailer capitalized on SalSon's metro store delivery expertise to ensure shelves were fully stocked for opening day.

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SalSon Helps Launch GAP & Old Navy Stores in Times Square

NY-NJ Chassis Pool: A Case for Asset-based Carriers

SalSon Logistics | Oct 16, 2017 3:52:50 PM

For years, chassis leasing companies have worked to forge a port-wide grey chassis pool at the Port of New York and New Jersey.  But it just hasn’t happened for a variety of reasons. The most recent effort collapsed this summer as independent equipment providers Flexi-Van and Direct Chassis Link...

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NY-NJ Chassis Pool: A Case for Asset-based Carriers

Infographic: Celebrating Truck Driver Appreciation Week

Anthony Berritto | Sep 11, 2017 7:02:00 AM

As Americans, we like our 'stuff.'  Whether that stuff falls under the category of necessity or luxury, we want these products now.  And, we're typically able to get them – at our doorstep or at the local store – without ever thinking about the hard work that makes this possible.

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Infographic: Celebrating Truck Driver Appreciation Week

Celebrating Labor Day 2017

Anthony Berritto | Sep 1, 2017 10:37:53 AM

We work hard.  Enjoy the upcoming Labor Day holiday.  We deserve it.

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Celebrating Labor Day 2017

SalSon Welcomes new Operations Supervisor in Conley

SalSon Logistics | Aug 30, 2017 10:37:42 AM

SalSon is pleased to announce that Loyce Cheatson has been promoted to Operations Supervisor for its Conley, GA operation.  Loyce has been with SalSon since October 2015 and will now oversee all planning, dispatch and customer service activity. 

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SalSon Welcomes new Operations Supervisor in Conley

New Manager Takes the Reins at SalSon/Norfolk​

SalSon Logistics | Aug 17, 2017 11:20:08 AM

SalSon Logistics is pleased to announce that Dawn Cahoon has joined the SalSon team as Terminal Manager for Norfolk.

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New Manager Takes the Reins at SalSon/Norfolk​

New 20/40 Combo Chassis Delivered to SalSon Charleston Terminal

SalSon Logistics | Jul 19, 2017 10:20:26 AM

Last week, SalSon Logistics' Charleston, SC terminal received 50 brand new 20/40 combo chassis to support the growth of its drayage business there. Container volume is up across the Southeast. At the Port of Charleston, since 2009, container volume has increased 70%. These brand new SalSon...

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Topics: drayage services

New 20/40 Combo Chassis Delivered to SalSon Charleston Terminal

SalSon Orchestrates Mass Container Pickup at APM Terminal

SalSon Logistics | Jun 30, 2017 12:45:15 PM

Today at 4:30 am, 100 SalSon trucks were lined up outside a special gate at APM Terminal in Port Elizabeth, NJ to retrieve containers slowed by the recent cyberattack that impacted many of APM's global terminals. The special gate was open to all dray operators providing Customs Examination...

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Topics: drayage services

SalSon Orchestrates Mass Container Pickup at APM Terminal

Sunday Hours Mean Faster In-Terminal Turn Times at GCT Bayonne

SalSon Logistics | Jun 29, 2017 7:06:00 AM

Banks extend hours on Thursday nights and on Saturday mornings to make it easier for working people to do their banking.  And guess what? Customers appreciate it and lines are usually out the door. To assist the import community in moving containers quickly off port, Global Container Terminal in...

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Topics: port logistics

Sunday Hours Mean Faster In-Terminal Turn Times at GCT Bayonne

USA Today Article Exposes Poor Treatment of Port Drivers

Anthony Berritto | Jun 26, 2017 12:01:37 PM

Few shippers who import goods have not read this USA article on the alleged mistreatment of port drivers who move containers to and from seaports. If you haven’t, it’s a must read.

The article alleges chronic bad practices by carriers at Southern California ports, ranging from overwork to...

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Topics: drayage services

USA Today Article Exposes Poor Treatment of Port Drivers

Drayage Carriers in Demand as Southeast Port Volumes Rise

SalSon Logistics | Jun 21, 2017 8:16:49 AM

The volumes at Southeastern U.S. ports are growing dramatically. If your company is among the many moving goods into and out of Charleston, Savannah and Norfolk, you need to make sure you have the dray carriers and other supporting infrastructure you need.

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Drayage Carriers in Demand as Southeast Port Volumes Rise

Celebrating the Family's Chief Logistics Officer

Anthony Berritto | Jun 15, 2017 9:04:00 AM

Companies need a Chief Logistics Officer, but so do families.  

Most often, that role falls to Dad. This Father's Day, remember all that Dad does – fixing, building, hauling, managing, protecting, teaching, providing – to make our homes and our lives safe and happy. Check out our Father's Day...

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Celebrating the Family's Chief Logistics Officer

Chassis Availability Critical as Mega-ships Come to Port of NY/NJ

SalSon Logistics | Jun 7, 2017 9:00:00 AM

The issue of chassis availability is really heating up as the Port of NY & NJ gears up for the arrival of mega-ships to 3 of the port’s 4 main terminals later this month. In fact, SalSon’s CEO Anthony Berritto (pictured here) was quoted in a recent Journal of Commerce article on the subject.

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Topics: Chassis

Chassis Availability Critical as Mega-ships Come to Port of NY/NJ

Understanding ELD Mandate Compliance

SalSon Logistics | Jun 6, 2017 9:28:45 AM

In the logistics industry, the buzz around the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) mandate is steadily growing as we near the December 18, 2017 deadline for compliance.  In this post, we’ll give you a brief primer on the ELD mandate and how it can impact shippers.

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Topics: Dedicated fleet, SalSon drivers

Understanding ELD Mandate Compliance

Big Ship Access: Are Your Draymen Ready?

Anthony Berritto | Jun 2, 2017 10:06:51 AM

I know a restaurant owner in New York City who expanded his seating capacity by 50%. Before he did it, he hired more wait staff.

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Topics: drayage services

Big Ship Access: Are Your Draymen Ready?

SalSon CEO Takes New Daimler Truck for Maiden Voyage

SalSon Logistics | May 30, 2017 10:41:22 AM

On Friday morning at 2 am, when most of the country was sleeping and gearing up for the long Memorial Day weekend, SalSon's CEO, Anthony Berritto, made a delivery to a Dick's Sporting Goods store in Pittsburgh. His ride? One of the newest and best tractors from Daimler – a 2018 Freightliner...

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Topics: Dedicated fleet

SalSon CEO Takes New Daimler Truck for Maiden Voyage

Mega-Ship Excites Charleston 3PL Community

SalSon Logistics | May 22, 2017 10:02:28 AM

The Port of Charleston – where SalSon's Charleston 3PL operation operates daily – was the site of an impressive logistics feat last week as the COSCO Development, with a capacity of 13,000 containers, made a stop at the Port. 

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Topics: port logistics

Mega-Ship Excites Charleston 3PL Community

First Shipment of SalSon's 2018 Freightliner Tractors are In

SalSon Logistics | May 19, 2017 6:39:23 AM

SalSon Logistics continued to add to its modern fleet with the arrival, this week, of the first shipment of 100 2018-model “Cascadia” tractors from Freightliner.  SalSon CEO Anthony Berritto commented: “At a time when many carriers are delaying equipment purchases, SalSon is investing to give...

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Topics: Dedicated fleet

First Shipment of SalSon's 2018 Freightliner Tractors are In

Port of NY/NJ Getting Ready for Big Ships

SalSon Logistics | May 17, 2017 12:41:38 PM

In case you missed it, Hugh Morely wrote an excellent article in the latest Journal of Commerce on the implications of bringing in 18,000-TEU ships into the Port of NY & NJ. 

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Topics: port logistics

Port of NY/NJ Getting Ready for Big Ships

New SalSon Chassis Have Arrived!

SalSon Logistics | May 16, 2017 8:31:15 AM

SalSon just took delivery of 100 new chassis, which will be deployed to support our port operations in Newark, Norfolk, Charleston, Savannah and Houston. 

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Topics: port logistics, drayage services

New SalSon Chassis Have Arrived!

Celebrating the Greatest Logistician of All Time: Mom

SalSon Logistics | May 11, 2017 7:00:00 AM

Who's the greatest logistician of all time?  Mom, of course.  Logistics is about taking care of those hundreds of invisible details that make supply chains (or life!) go smoothly. This Mother's Day, let's remember all the little things Mom does to demonstrate her love and make our homes and our...

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Celebrating the Greatest Logistician of All Time: Mom

UPDATE: Navigational Clearance at Bayonne Bridge

SalSon Media | May 10, 2017 1:45:36 PM

The "raise the roadway" project for the Bayonne Bridge is moving faster than expected. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie recently announced that Navigational Clearance for all container ships up to 18,000 TEUs will be achieved by June 30 – six months ahead of schedule. 

Construction...

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Topics: port logistics

UPDATE: Navigational Clearance at Bayonne Bridge

Bayonne Terminal Appointment System: 3-Month Progress Report

Anthony Berritto | Mar 23, 2017 12:21:05 PM

To combat heavy truck congestion, in January the Port of New York and New Jersey rolled out a pilot program which requires truckers and trucking companies to make an appointment to pick up containers between the popular hours of 6–9 am (appointments also available, but not required, after 9...

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Topics: SalSon Logistics capabilities

Bayonne Terminal Appointment System: 3-Month Progress Report

Jessica Crable Joins SalSon as Director of Southeast Sales

Anthony Berritto | Mar 3, 2017 1:29:32 PM

SalSon has hired experienced transportation professional, Jessica Crable, as its new Director of Southeast Sales, based in Atlanta. Jessica will focus primarily on expanding SalSon’s dedicated fleet business, working with shippers to improve service and reduce costs for over-the-road shipping.

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Jessica Crable Joins SalSon as Director of Southeast Sales

New Video: Truck Driver Career Opportunities at SalSon

Anthony Berritto | Feb 20, 2017 10:52:04 AM

SalSon is always on the lookout for top people to join our elite team of truck drivers for port work and over the road assignments.  To communicate the truck driver career opportunities available, we’ve created a new video in which our drivers talk about what it's like to drive for...

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Topics: SalSon careers, SalSon drivers

New Video: Truck Driver Career Opportunities at SalSon

SalSon CEO featured in Inbound Logistics Magazine

SalSon Media | Feb 16, 2017 7:00:00 AM

An article written by SalSon CEO Anthony Berritto is featured in the January edition of Inbound Logistics magazine.  The article, titled, “The Slow, Steady Decline of the Owner-Operator Model,” takes a close look at the potential impact of government regulations on the 350,000 U.S. truck drivers...

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SalSon CEO featured in Inbound Logistics Magazine

SalSon Doesn't Stop For Snow

SalSon Media | Feb 15, 2017 11:23:02 AM

Many in the NY Metro area saw around a foot of snow late last week from Storm Niko. At SalSon, we were able to  keep our clients’ freight moving without interruption because of our investments in snow clearing equipment.  How did your operations get through Storm Niko? How did your other...

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SalSon Doesn't Stop For Snow

New SalSon Apps for Supply Chain Visibility

SalSon Media | Feb 14, 2017 7:00:00 AM

Meet the two new SalSon apps that provide both customers and drivers with real-time visibility to the supply chain. The My SalSon app allows SalSon customers to track delivery trucks, receive alerts at each delivery milestone, and access shipping documents. The Salson Drive app allows SalSon...

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New SalSon Apps for Supply Chain Visibility

New SalSon Video - Getting Products to Market Faster

Anthony Berritto | Feb 8, 2017 11:00:31 AM

Check out the latest SalSon video on the company's full-service logistics solution. The video talks about how SalSon Logistics moves products quickly through the distribution cycle - from the port right to the store shelf.

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New SalSon Video - Getting Products to Market Faster

672 Doremus Offers Secure Parking just 1/4 mile from the Port of NY & NJ

SalSon Media | Aug 5, 2016 11:00:00 AM

Safe, secure parking is now available at 672 Doremus Avenue, with the state-of-the-art, 24/7 monitoring and top-quality Customer Service your company deserves. 

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672 Doremus Offers Secure Parking just 1/4 mile from the Port of NY & NJ

MySalSon App: Exclusive 24/7 Tracking for SalSon Customers

SalSon Media | Aug 5, 2016 7:00:00 AM

As part of our ongoing efforts to provide our customers with the best and most responsive service in the industry, SalSon has created a customized app, available at no charge exclusively for our customers.

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MySalSon App: Exclusive 24/7 Tracking for SalSon Customers

Meet Janine Brower: Newest Member of Team SalSon

SalSon Media | Jul 21, 2016 12:00:00 AM

As the newest member of the SalSon team, Janine Brower is no stranger to the company's culture of excellence, reliability, and success. A transplanted New Yorker with extensive experience in the Southern U.S. transportation market, Brower recently took the helm at SalSon's Savannah Terminal,...

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Meet Janine Brower: Newest Member of Team SalSon

The Logistics of Independence: 4th of July Fun Facts

SalSon Media | Jul 1, 2016 12:00:00 AM

At SalSon, we understand the important role that logistics can play in accomplishing great things. As we prepare to celebrate the Independence of the United States of America, we'd like to share some interesting facts you might not be aware of regarding the formation of our great country:

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The Logistics of Independence: 4th of July Fun Facts

SalSon Job Fair - Friday, June 17 from 2pm-4pm

SalSon Media | Jun 13, 2016 12:00:00 AM

Attention Class A & B CDL Drivers: SalSon will be holding an open job fair on June 17th between 2:00pm & 4:00pm at our Corporate Headquarters, 888 Doremus Ave Newark, NJ 07105.

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SalSon Job Fair - Friday, June 17 from 2pm-4pm

A Look At The Viability Of The Independent Contractor Model

Chris DiPasquale | Aug 4, 2015 12:00:00 AM

For as long as trucking has been around, there have been Owner Operators. These small, independent contractors would take a percentage of whatever a load paid, and then figure out how to cover their expenses on the back end. They took the loads they wanted to take, worked when they wanted to...

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A Look At The Viability Of The Independent Contractor Model

Joseph Guttilla Announcement

Chris DiPasquale | Jul 1, 2015 12:00:00 AM

SalSon Logistics Adds Long Time Automotive Parts Delivery Expert: A legend in the automotive parts delivery segment, Joseph P Guttilla, has come out of retirement and is bringing his knowledge and expertise to SalSon Logistics. Salson already has an award winning Dedicated team in place that...

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Joseph Guttilla Announcement

A Shipper's Guide to Surviving the Driver Shortage

Chris DiPasquale | May 26, 2015 12:00:00 AM
THE SKY IS FALLING

If you’ve been following the news about the problems impacting carriers, you may feel like the future is pretty bleak out there. From what we've read about this gloomy future, it sounds like the country will come to a grinding halt as we all look around for the drivers that...

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A Shipper's Guide to Surviving the Driver Shortage

SalSon Named Carrier of the Year by DICK's Sporting Goods

SalSon Media | May 1, 2015 7:00:00 AM

SalSon Logistics is honored to be named the DICK’s Sporting Goods Dedicated Carrier of the Year for the second year in a row. 

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SalSon Named Carrier of the Year by DICK's Sporting Goods

SalSon Presented with Gap's 2015 Supplier Award

SalSon Media | Apr 1, 2015 7:00:00 AM

Gap Inc. has named SalSon its Supplier of the Year – not just for logistics, but across Gap’s global supplier base.  This award recognizes service excellence, and particularly SalSon’s efforts to establish a large-scale transload operation in Los Angeles to address major container delays during...

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SalSon Presented with Gap's 2015 Supplier Award

SalSon Hosts Annual Truck Rodeo

Chris DiPasquale | Jun 18, 2013 12:00:00 AM

SalSon Hosts Annual Truck Rodeo: There was a rodeo of sorts in Newark, NJ last Saturday. Although you don’t normally associate New Jersey’s largest city as the site for a rodeo, this past week SalSon hosted its annual get together for drivers, warehouse employees, office staff and their...

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SalSon Hosts Annual Truck Rodeo

Understanding the Customs Inspection Process

Chris DiPasquale | Jun 23, 2012 12:00:00 AM
US Customs Exams:

If you’re shipping cargo into the United States, one of the last things you want to hear is that your freight has been selected for a Customs Exam. It’s the supply chain’s version of a pop quiz, and no matter how ready you think you might be, you still get that sinking feeling...

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Understanding the Customs Inspection Process