If you have cargo to be shipped to Jordan you ll need to make a few decisions about your shipment. The first decision is whether you wish for the goods to travel via air or sea freight. The first obvious difference between sea and air is the transit time. Shipping via sea freight to Jordan can take around 14 days (via the Suez Canal), whereas air freight to Jordan arrives within the same day.
The second main difference between sea and air shipping is the cost. Air freight comes at a premium, but if your shipment is urgent, you may choose to transport your goods in this way. Sea freight liners operate to Aqaba from Felixstowe in the UK, and air freight is generally to Amman from major UK airports.
It is wise to appoint a freight forwarder to handle your shipping to Jordan as they can arrange all aspects for you at your instruction. This is especially valuable to your business if you are unfamiliar with shipping. Without specific knowledge of shipping and also local restrictions in Jordan, mistakes can be rather costly.
Our export team handles shipping to Jordan regularly, and we have a partner office in Amman thanks to our founding membership of the global freight forwarding network Marco Polo Line (MPL). MPL is an exclusive network of small to medium sized independent freight forwarders, and all members are carefully vetted before being allowed into the group. So we can be safe in the knowledge that our worldwide partners operate how we do, with the customer at the forefront of what we do.
Our partner agent in Amman, Jordan, will be able to arrange clearance at the port, advise of any required documents, and arrange for a delivery to door (if required). This is rather special as there are not many UK based forwarders who will be able to handle your whole shipment with you from start to finish.
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A Massachusetts trucking company owner has agreed to plead guilty to attempting to bribe a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration investigator.
Irfan Dushku, owner of Korca Enterprises, Inc., is scheduled to enter his plea in Worcester s federal district court Nov. 21. According to his Sept. 9 plea agreement, the 43-year-old Worcester man paid a FMCSA safety investigator $1,000 hoping to prevent a negative compliance review last May.
The U.S. attorney for Massachusetts said the proprietor of the six-truck company was charged Sept. 26 in a one-count information with bribery of a public official. FMCSA records list the carrier as having operating authority, but notes a 53-percent vehicle out-of-service rate and 12 inspections during the past 24 months.
In exchange for the plea, the prosecutor agreed to recommend 12 months of probation, with the first six months in home confinement, 24 months of supervised release and a special assessment of $100. Jill Dunn
Three drivers declared imminent hazards to public safety
Three long-haul drivers licensed in the states of Michigan, Texas and Illinois, respectively have been ordered to cease interstate operations after investigations uncovered serious violations of federal safety regulations, FMCSA said. All three investigations proceeded from the drivers involvement in crashes, two of which resulted in at least one fatality and the third a serious injury to a police officer.
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Michigan-licensed driver Tracy A. Ferrell, said FMCSA, was involved in a crash on U.S. Highway 23 in Pickaway County, Ohio, with a passenger vehicle. The driver of the passenger vehicle was killed, and subsequent investigation determined that Ferrell had repeatedly and excessively falsified his driver on-duty records throughout the five-week period prior to the crash.
Texas-licensed Scotty G. Arnst struck two pedestrians changing a flat tire on the roadway shoulder, said FMCSA, and both individuals were killed. Investigation by FMCSA determined Arnst failed to disclose to three separate employers during the previous nine-month period his involvement in five commercial motor vehicle crashes in addition to his prior terminations as a commercial vehicle operator for high-risk driving. They also found that Arnst had potentially disqualifying medical conditions he had repeatedly failed to disclose to employers or otherwise had submitted an outdated medical examiner certificate required by federal regulations.
Illinois-based Stewart G. Snedeker, FMCSA said, struck a tow truck and Tennessee Highway Patrol cruiser on I-75 in Campbell County, Tenn. The vehicles had been parked on the roadway shoulder with their emergency lights flashing. A Tennessee Highway Patrol trooper was seriously injured in the crash. Snedeker fled the scene and was later apprehended and charged with driving under the influence, reckless endangerment and other infractions. Investigation by FMCSA, the agency said, determined Snedeker had potentially disqualifying medical conditions and falsified his medical history to wrongfully obtain a medical examiner certificate.
Imminent hazard out-of-service orders, whether for carriers or drivers, are unique to each individual circumstance, noted FMCSA spokesman Duane Debruyne. All, however, will require specific remediation activities in order to regain authority to operate in interstate commerce.
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Calvin Stovall, of Victoria said he is still recovering from the accident that left him with a head injury and has had numerous back surgeries. Stovall along with Armando and Maria Olachia and their children were injured last March when they were struck by a semi-truck.
The driver of the truck was traveling close to 70 mph when he rear ended Stovall s truck at the intersection of U.S. 59 and Upper Mission Valley Road. The Olachia s were also hit.
Close to three hours of the accident, the driver Johnny Raymond Rodriguez had a blood alcohol level of .71 and .065 according to a state trooper s report. The legal limit in Texas1 is .08, but the legal limit for commercial truck drivers is .04.
It was later revealed that Rodriguez had been previously charged with several DWIs, but was hired by AW Trucking and Jet Maintenance who said his prior convictions did not show up in a background check.
Who in the world would let somebody like that drive for you, Wright, one of the attorneys representing the two families questioned told News Channel 52. That s disturbing. Anybody who places a heavy truck on the road where it can come into contact3 with other folks and is aware of the type of behavior and doesn t monitor it strictly, they ought to be ashamed of themselves.
Rodriguez, who was hauling gravel, had worked 97 hours in the eight days prior to the accident which far exceeds the 70 hour per 8 days limit imposed by the federal government. This is regulated by log books which trucking companies are required to keep for all driving routes.
If a trucking company violates the federal regulations they could be fine thousands of dollars. But Rodriguez was working for a smaller trucking company and they aren t required to keep log books if the route is less than a hundred miles.
Attorneys for the victims are pleased with the outcome of their cases, but expressed outrage over the fact that Rodriguez still has a commercial driver s and is allowed to drive even with his numerous DWI convictions. That means even more motorists are in danger because he is still allowed to drive.
AW Trucking and Jet Maintenance agreed to settle with the accident victims for $9.5 million. Stovall will receive $5.4 million throughout his lifetime and the Olachias will receive $4.1 million.
When you have been injured in a truck accident, an experienced truck accident attorney will work tirelessly on your case to make certain you get the money you need to care for yourself and your family. The truck accident settlement you receive should not only cover your immediate medical costs, but your future ones as well.
Workers are also human beings and so need to unwind at some point during their day. There are of course infinite ways to blow off steam in 2013, and increasingly, turning to marijuana is becoming an acceptable option in the U.S.; last year saw the complete legalization of marijuana1 in the states of Colorado and Washington. Smoking up, however, is still not as innocuous an option as having a cup of coffee. And Donatos pizza2 delivery driver Aaron learned this the hard way on the most recent episode of “Undercover Boss3.”
As can be seen in the video above, Aaron thought he was confiding about his hobby in a woman named, “Cathy Cooper,” who said she was shadowing him as part of her appearance on a second chances reality show in the hope of opening her own restaurant. That was not the case. He was in fact being followed around by Jane Grote Abell4, the owner and chairman of the board of Donatos Pizza, the Ohio-based pizza chain that grosses around $170 million a year.
Indulgent and industrious“A lot of people smoke pot and they will, like, invite me to go in for a little bit and I’ll kind of indulge,” he casually told her while working his delivery route. The announcement shouldn’t have come as a complete shock — Aaron makes deliveries on the campus of the Ohio State University, and undergrads are famous for their cannabis proclivities. The news also didn’t seem to be the confession of a complete burnout — Aaron had already demonstrated a tireless work ethic on the job, actually running to make his deliveries, even making sure to call customers by their name, as is company policy.
In fact, Aaron was the “perfect picture of what a delivery driver” should be, Abell told the camera shortly before she found out about his other special deliveries. Upon hearing the news, Abell was both distraught and torn. She said she didn’t know what to do. But during the reveal, she made it clear she had no choice. “When you told me when you smoked pot on the job, I’ve never been so angry in my life,” she told him, citing the illegality and potential risk he was posing on the job. “You know, I have to let you go as a delivery driver,” she said.
This wasn’t the first time a worker has been fired on the hit CBS show, now in its fifth season. The other times workers have been let go, however, it was for having a terrible attitude. Last season, for instance, Jacqueline, an employee of a Retro Fitness gym in New Jersey, was fired after she defended5 her choice to play on her smart phone during her shift by saying, “I am not a f—— slave!” Ronnie, who also appeared last season as a worker for Boston Market, was dismissed after he explained6 how he “hates the customers” and referred to himself as the “the Kim Kardashian of Boston Market.”
High, and then rehired?Those two workers were let go with a very clear message: hospitality is probably not for you. A bad attitude is apparently a much more fundamental problem than a taste for marijuana, as Aaron learned. After she let him go in the show’s reveal, Abell made a quick deal with her energetic employee. If he could pass a drug test in 30 days he’d be welcome to return to the kitchen. “You do a lot of the right things, you’re fast on your feet,” she told him. “Don’t let me down. Don’t let yourself down,” she added.
The opportunity for such a quick rehabilitation, and the comfort with which Aaron shared his pot penchant, is in keeping with the growing acceptance of marijuana in the United States of America. In addition to the complete legalization of marijuana in the two western states, a full 19 states have approved the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes. (Aaron’s home state of Ohio hasn’t made marijuana legal, but it has passed laws decriminalizing possession, making possession of less than 100 grams a minor misdemeanor, or the equivalent of a traffic ticket in the state, according to local outlet WKSU7.)
And with the federal government having recently announced it will not try to block the legalization test-cases in Colorado and Washington, there may be a day in the near future when “Undercover Boss” makes a pit stop at a fully legal marijuana company. After all, this is a market8 that was worth $1.2 billion in 2011, as was recently noted by the Economist9, which also added, “the ground at last appears to be clearing for the cannabis industry in America.” Employers, however, are probably still going to reserve the right to ban workers from smoking marijuana during working hours.
Abell’s visits to her company’s sites were not without the usual reminders of America’s workers overcoming difficult odds to complete their work. There was Buffy, for instance, an assistant manager for Donatos in Vienna, Va. She commutes 40 miles each day to work, as she had to abruptly change her career path after her life fell apart two years ago. She used to be a general manager at a hotel. But after a party she accepted at the hotel’s conference center ended with a 19-year old employee being shot to death by one of the party attendees, she “felt responsible,” she said, and left the job.
Her marriage was also falling apart at the same time, and so she decided to start over with Donatos. And there she was on the show, hustling around the kitchen, making sure all the toppings were placed pizzas “edge to edge,” as is her assignment.
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Fiona’s story: Fair contract? (July 2013)
We are a small country Vic business established by my Dad and Uncle nearly 60 years ago. Around 6 years ago we were approached by a Victorian freight company to perform their deliveries in our local area. It took 12 months from our first conversation until the first truck of freight arrived. By which stage we were desperate for the work as we had to purchase a 12 pallet truck with tailgate in order to gain their work. Full story here1.
Am I getting a fair deal? (Dec 2012)
At ODA we’re looked at the way owner-drivers can get ‘screwed over’ by unfair contracts and arrangements with transport operators. We’ve put together checklists and questions2 for existing and new owner-drivers. How do you match up?
6 key business issues for your business (Nov 2012)
These include: Your ‘log-in’ procedures; Accurate remittance slips; OHS documentation; Fuel levy; Good insurance; Training.
ODA re-launch September 2012
ODA has operated since 2006 fighting for good laws and contracts for owner-drivers. We’ve re-launched adding a focus on commercial practices and rights.
The longer semi-trailers trial is being opened up to allow operators to participate on a first come first serve basis.
More freight operators will be given the chance to join a 10-year trial enabling them to use longer goods vehicles on UK roads, Transport Minister Stephen Hammond announced today (13 September 2013).
When it was launched in 2012, the government s longer semi-trailer trial enabled freight operators to bid for a share of 1,800 vehicle allocations, but so far around 1,250 allocations remain unused.
The changes, which follow a 4 week consultation, mean unused allocations will be made available for other operators who are not in the trial.
Stephen Hammond said:
Freight operators play a crucial role in ensuring the wheels of our economy remain well-oiled by supporting UK trade and industry and transporting the goods we need.
Longer semi-trailers enable freight companies to transport more goods, more efficiently, and should give significant economic and environmental benefits. We want to maximise their use during the trail to ensure we properly assess the benefits.
Jack Semple Director of Policy at the Road Haulage Association (RHA) said:
Strong demand for permits has been evident from members across the industry, not least from enquiries to the online permit exchange service that the RHA has operated since the initial allocation. We welcome this new permit availability, both for existing operators and for those who wish to use longer trailers for the first time.
James Hookham, the Freight Transport Association s (FTA) Managing Director for Policy and Communications, said:
The FTA supports the trial of longer semi-trailers, as there are significant environmental and efficiency benefits on offer from deploying these vehicles. This is not a vehicle for all sectors and will be most beneficial on journeys where the goods carried are high volume, low weight as vehicle fill can be improved.
The revised re-allocation process will allow those operators who can put these trailers into use on work for which they are suitable to obtain permits in a more timely manner, thus securing an essential contribution to industry s carbon reduction programme.
Many first-time exporters or company managers are bothered or even hindred by the myths about exporting. They believe exporting is too costly or too difficult. But the facts written below will help a first-time exporter understand exporting more and clear all his misconceptions.
Myth #1: “My business is too small to export products; and that only huge companies with adundant resources, name recognition, and formal export departments are able to sucessfully export.”
It’s correct that large companies and firms are the ones who export huge amouts of products, but the fact is that the majority of exporting companies in most nations are the small and medium-sized businesses.
Myth #2: “I can’t afford to export goods. I do not have funds for marketing overseas, hiring new employees, or expanding my production.”
There are different low-cost methods to promote and market abroad, finance receivables, and handle export orders. This doesn’t necessarily mean you have to hire new people or establish an export department. With only little or no cost, for instance, you could get product and country market research, find qualified overseas distributors, produce trade leads, and receive global market exposure thru different Commodity Boards and Export Promotion Councils.
Myth #3: “I can’t compete with big overseas business firms. My prices are too high and my products are unknown to be sold in foreign markets.”
If your product is known in local market, then that is a plus point. But keep in mind that even an unknown product could be exported in a foreign market. A low demand on a certain product does not suggest that it will not be accepted in an international market. Price is equally vital, but that’s not the sole selling point. Other competitive factors you can focus on are but not limited to: product quality, consumer taste and preference, and service. These may override the price. Additionally, product prices may not be high in nations with a strong currecny, such as European countries.
Myth #4: “Exporting products is too risky. I may not get paid.”
Selling anywhere involves risks, but it could be alleviated with proper precautions. To ensure that you get paid, make sure you use L/Cs or Letters of Credit. An L/C is a letter from a bank guaranteeing that the payment of the purchaser to the seller will be received for the right amount and on time. In case the purchaser is unable to pay for the products, the bank will be required to settle the remaining cost for the purchase. Proper documentation can reduce the risk in the export industry.
Myth #5: “Exporting poducts is too complicated. I won’t be able to undestand the laws, policies, and requirements in documentation.”
You do not have to be an export before you could export products. There are lots of online resources that can help you know and understand the ins and outs of exporting. You can also consider investing in several books in exporting, ask people you know who have experience in this types of business, or seek the help of professional international freight forwarders.
If you are looking for reliable and highly experienced international freight forwarders in Perth, who can help you with export documentation, visit the website of UC Brokers: http://ucbrokers.com.au1
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Albert, owner of Albert Transport out of Mooresville, NC, is a member of Freightliner s Team Run Smart and highly focused on fuel economy.
Last November, Albert took the keys to a new Cascadia Evolution tractor. Ever since, he s been pushing the fuel economy envelope on his new truck, trying to find out where that fine line between productivity and fuel economy lies. And the results are pretty impressive.
I rode for two days with Albert, leaving out of Tuscaloosa, AL (home of the Alabama Crimson Tide THE greatest team in college football) to Dallas, TX for the Great American Truck Show, where Albert would be showing his highly-aerodynamic tractor-trailer combo and spreading the word on what he s learned and how other truckers can take some of his lessons and apply them in their day-to-day operations.
When Freightliner approached me about riding with Albert, the stated goal was to verify that Albert was getting and maintaing a consistent 10 miles per gallon in his daily operations.
As it turned out, he is not getting 10 mpg.
He s getting 11 mpg or at least he did on our run to Texas. And sometimes on a good day, when everything is going right he s getting 12 mpg or better.
Albert keeps daily fuel economy logs that he s happy to share with anyone who doubts his numbers. Some days, he s in the 9 mpg range. Other days he does better. But, he notes, his overall fuel economy number since he s had the truck is a solid 9.5 miles to the gallon.
Granted, Albert is a bit obsessed with fuel economy now. A former race car driver, he trained himself to slow down on his runs. He ll still run 70 mph if his business requires it. But most days he s cruising at about 62 mph, letting his integrated Detroit Diesel drivetrain and DT12 transmission do most of the work. And there is the little issue of his mudflaps, which he pulled off the truck and trailer and paired down with a circular saw to make certain they weren t protruding out into the slipstream.
But more than anything, Albert says, he s made fuel economy a game. He challenges himself daily to post high numbers and he s become a keen observer of road and weather conditions and tailors his day to take them into account. A prime example is planning his rest stops at high elevations. He reasoning: It s easier to get his rig back up to speed going down a grade, as opposed to burning extra fuel trying to accelerate going uphill.
Albert admits that he s a little extreme in his fuel economy quest. But he says many of the habits he s developed can be adopted by drivers looking to improve their bottom line or perhaps win a fleet fuel economy challenge. If you re getting 5.5 mpg now, and you raise that number to 8.5 mpg but don t, it s like throwing a new Cadillac away every two years! He notes. The savings for owner-operators can be huge. There s simply no reason not to do everything in your power improve fuel economy.