March 2022 Blue’s News
DON’T FORGET TO SPRING FORWARD MARCH 13
Daylight Saving Time (DST) begins Sunday, March 13, 2022.
IMPORTANT TIP FOR ONLINE ORDERING
When you place an online order with Blue Streak, for full tracking visibility, be sure to select the option to print the package “Item” label after you submit the order. This barcode will enable us to give you important details about your package, like delivery confirmation and signature capture. Please contact us if you have any questions or need assistance.
WHAT DOES IT MEAN? LOGISTICS LEXICON
This month’s topic is a shipping manifest. A shipping manifest is a document that lists the pieces in a shipment. A manifest usually covers an entire load regardless of whether the load is to be delivered to a single destination or many destinations. Manifests usually list the items, piece count, total weight, and the destination name and address for each destination in the load.
Years ago, shipping manifests were paper documents including all the data fields listed above, but today the term manifest typically refers to an electronic document.
Want 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 WILL INCREASE IN MARCH
Because of an increase in fuel charges in the past month nationwide, Blue Streak’s fuel surcharge will increase to 11.5% in March. 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.