August 2021 Blue’s News

LABOR DAY
On Labor Day, Monday, September 6, 2021, there will be no regularly scheduled service. For any on-demand requests, please contact us at 888-258-7875.

 

BACK TO SCHOOL
As kids go back to school this month, drivers should be on the lookout for increased numbers of children, bicycles, and buses. To prevent accidents, always stay aware on the road.

  • Stop for buses with flashing lights.
  • Never pass a school bus on the right.
  • Remember that children can be unpredictable.
  • Allow plenty of clearance around buses and near crosswalks.
  • Allow at least 3 feet of clearance when passing bicycles.
  • Assume that kids may not be aware of surrounding traffic.

Take extra precautions in school zones and neighborhood areas as kids return to school.

 

HOW CAN WE SERVE YOU?
As your logistics partner, we’re an extension of your brand. We value your trust and aim to exceed your expectations. We have delivery services and transportation solutions to meet your every need. We offer scheduled delivery, same-day delivery, rush delivery, temperature-controlled delivery, and other specialized courier services for many industries, including medical, legal, and financial. Our cutting-edge technology enables you to place your order and monitor its status from your computer, smart phone, or tablet. Let us know how we can help.

 

WHAT DOES IT MEAN? LOGISTICS LEXICON
This month in our Logistics Lexicon series, we’re talking about dimensional weight. Dimensional weight (dim weight) is a calculation that helps carriers determine the amount of space a package occupies in relation to its actual weight (think of a bulky but lightweight package). To calculate dimensional weight, multiply the length by width by height of a package in inches or centimeters and divide by a dimensional weight divisor. The dimensional weight divisor varies by service offering and unit of measure (inches or centimeters).

Most shipping companies use dim weight to calculate shipping prices, so you can reduce your costs by packing more efficiently. Overpacking is also bad for the environment as it is wasteful and ultimately increases fuel emissions.

Want more tips to make your shipments more efficient? Blue Streak offers a range of services and can create a scalable, customized plan to best meet your specific logistics needs. Please contact us for more information.

 

FUEL SURCHARGE TO REMAIN THE SAME IN AUGUST
Blue Streak’s fuel surcharge will remain at 8.5% in August. Our fuel surcharge continues to be among the lowest in the region.

How it’s calculated: If the national average price of regular unleaded fuel* is above $1.79 during the last week of any given month, the surcharge will be in effect on the first day of the following month.

*As reported by the US Department of Energy.