Ed’s Blog

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Ed Remster, President of SJ Transportation

SJ Transportation Co. Inc.

1176 U.S. Route 40
P.O. Box 169
Woodstown, NJ 08098

Main Phone: (856) 769-2741
Toll Free: (800) 524-2552
Fax Line: (856) 769-9811

Satellite locations in NY, KY, IN

Truck Driver Shortage Is Raising Prices, Delaying Deliveries

Truck Driver Shortage Is Raising Prices, Delaying Deliveries

If you see prices creeping higher for everything from cereal to socks in the next few months, you can probably blame this stark reality: There aren’t enough truck drivers delivering the goods to stores. A severe shortage of truckers is pushing up freight costs and, in...

Troubled Commercial Auto Insurance Market Has More Changes In Store

Troubled Commercial Auto Insurance Market Has More Changes In Store

Higher claim frequency and severity driven by distracting driving and the lack of a meaningful impact from advanced auto technology have put the commercial automobile insurance marketplace into a tight spot, with insurers hoping they can improve underwriting results...

Hurricane Harvey Relief Recognition

Hurricane Harvey Relief Recognition

We at SJ Transportation are happy and humbled to have been thanked with this beautiful token after providing assistance after Hurricane Harvey hit Texas. It was our privilege to help our friends at Arkema and Sartomer, and the Crosby / Beaumont areas of Texas. We send...

A Shortage of Trucks Is Forcing Companies to Cut Shipments or Pay Up

A Shortage of Trucks Is Forcing Companies to Cut Shipments or Pay Up

Loads far outnumber vehicles as freight volumes near records; ‘like trying to get a cab at LaGuardia’ A nationwide truck shortage is forcing thousands of shippers into a tough choice: postpone all but the most important deliveries, or pay dearly to jump to the front...

On the Road: Are You Prepared for Rising Costs in 2018?

On the Road: Are You Prepared for Rising Costs in 2018?

For more than a year now, ITR economists have consulted with businesses (via our Leading Indicator programs) to increase their prices as a means of protecting their profitability from higher labor and material costs. However, there’s another reason why companies...