Delivery Notes

Reliable Medical Courier Service Requires Training, Technology

Posted by Karen Hales on Nov 8, 2017 10:43:25 AM

QCS Logistics a leading medical courier in New Orleans, Southeast Louisiana 

QCS Logistics (QCS) has been one of southeastern Louisiana's most vital providers of dependable medical courier service for more than 25 years. Professional medical couriers ensure that delivery of specimens, medical products, equipment and supplies is completed with the highest integrity—securely, on time, to the right location and at the right temperature. Watch our video on QCS Logistics' medical courier delivery service throughout Southeast Louisiana.

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QCS Logistics values community ties

Posted by Karen Hales on Oct 12, 2017 9:30:00 AM

New Orleans courier company's St. Augustine High School connection

QCS Logistics transitioned to a second-generation, family-owned business when chairman and CEO Ronald V. Burns, Sr., passed the title of President of QCS Logistics to his son Jason G. Burns, Sr., in May 2017. While many family businesses are known for being close-knit with strong ties to the community, QCS has another ace up its sleeve: the St. Augustine Purple Knights.

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Weathering logistics after the storm

Posted by Jason Burns on Sep 28, 2017 10:34:19 AM

QCS Logistics Delivering Now to Houston, Northeast Texas

The recent devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey to Houston and the surrounding areas is personal to the QCS family. We experienced this pain 12 years ago with Hurricane Katrina and were beyond blessed to receive donations and offers of help from around the country, but especially the city of Houston, where we temporarily set up a satellite office.

As the Houston region begins to face the rebuilding of its damaged infrastructure, homes and businesses, the storm’s vast impact on the supply chain is being realized. Both in the short and long term, transportation and supply chain services will be affected in numerous ways.

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Key guidelines to transportation, warehouse safety compliance

Posted by Karen Hales on Aug 8, 2017 11:37:05 AM

Safety practices to reduce accidents, minimize injury

Your warehouse and transportation operations play a key role in the success of your business. Any operation interruptions or mishaps can drastically affect your company and its customers.  It is important to have guidelines for safety compliance designed specifically for your work environment and regular health and safety meetings, which will lead to fewer workplace accidents and absenteeism due to injury.
 
Reducing the risk of injury and accidents should be actively sought after by any business owner. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, one in 20 warehouse workers will suffer a workplace injury in a given year. Meanwhile, the average cost of a recordable injury in the United States is $35,000 in workers’ compensation and lost productivity costs, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.

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Prepare Now for Electronic Logging Device Mandates Deadline

Posted by Jason Burns on Jul 20, 2017 3:26:20 PM

ELD Rule may create opportunities for 3PLs, LTL Deliveries

By Jason Burns, QCS Logistics President and CLDA Treasurer

The time is now to prepare for the electronic logging device (ELD) mandates. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) requires transportation service companies to be compliant with the driver hours logging rules by Dec. 18, 2017.  

The ELD Rule applies to most motor carriers and drivers who are currently required to maintain records of duty status (RODS). The rule requires the use of electronic logbooks for all interstate commerce for trucks that are model year 2000 and newer.

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QCS Logistics announces executive management team promotions

Posted by Karen Hales on May 25, 2017 11:48:38 AM

Jason Burns, Sr. is named President, Ronald Burns, Sr. becomes Chairman and CEO

QCS Logistics, one of the region’s premier courier and logistics companies, has named Jason G. Burns, Sr. as its new President, replacing Ronald V. Burns, Sr., who takes on the role of Chairman of QCS Logistics Board of Directors in addition to his role as Chief Executive Officer. Jason joined the company in 2007 as Vice President of Business Development. Ronald Burns, QCS Logistics founder, has grown the company into one of the largest courier companies in Louisiana and an Inc. 5000 “Fastest Growing Private Company" for the past four years.

QCS Logistics provides parcel delivery, medical courier services and customized logistics management services throughout the Gulf South.

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Logistics industry association meeting celebrates 30th anniversary

Posted by Karen Hales on May 18, 2017 4:41:49 PM

CLDA Conference Focuses on Shipper-Carrier Best Practices

Marking its 30th anniversary as a leading association representing those who keep the wheels of commerce rolling in North America, the Customized Logistics & Delivery Association annual meeting brought together 400 members of the industry for three days of networking, educational sessions and focus groups. The logistics industry association meeting was held May 3-5 in Orlando, Fl., and focused on shipper-carrier best practices and creating new business opportunities for CLDA members.

CLDA Annual Meeting & Expo Chair Chuck Moyer said conference planners’ aim was to provide participants the opportunity to walk away with new business contacts, state-of-the-art technology updates, business best practices and information necessary to remain competitive and meet the ever-changing needs of shippers.

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Supply Chain Trends That Will Shape the Industry in 2017

Posted by Andrea Obston on Apr 18, 2017 5:57:46 PM

QCS Logistic's Jason Burns among industry experts providing logistics industry forecast

This article appeared in the Winter 2017 issue of CLDA Magazine.

The escalating growth of e-commerce, rising consumer expectations, the emergence of same-day distribution and verticals that will grow and shrink. All of these will shape the way those in the customized logistics and delivery industry do business in 2017. 

CLDA Magazine culled these forecasts from the sessions at the PARCEL Forum in September and through interviews with top industry insiders.

Here’s a peek at the factors that we expect will impact our business in the coming year.

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How to evaluate a medical courier service to meet your objectives

Posted by Karen Hales on Mar 31, 2017 11:40:11 AM

A strategic partner will create customized solutions, give competitive advantage

Today, more and more health systems are moving from self-distribution to third party medical supply distribution companies to manage their logistics. With the rapidly changing nature of healthcare, knowing how to evaluate a potential courier to meet your company’s medical courier needs is an important step in running an efficient operation that allows you to focus on providing quality care.

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Supply Chain Trends in Healthcare Transportation

Posted by Karen Hales on Feb 10, 2017 4:07:45 PM

Six Logistics Trends in the Healthcare Industry

Many trends in logistics are impacting the healthcare supply chain and healthcare transportation. From the Internet of Things and drone technology to decentralization of supplies and increased supply chain visibility, the healthcare industry is following—as well as leading—some of the most common logistics trends seen across the supply chain.

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