QCS Logistics (formerly Quick Courier Services, Inc.), was founded in 1984 by entrepreneurs, Ronnie and Sheila Burns. During its three and a half decade history, QCS emerged as the largest minority owned same day delivery service in Louisiana; providing reliable and customized logistics services to a host of local businesses, healthcare firms and government entities. During its tenure, the company has provided job opportunities to a diverse workforce, totaling over 4,000 people.
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.
ELD Rule may create opportunities for 3PLs, LTL Deliveries
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.
Ecommerce boom and last mile demand
By Jason Burns, QCS Logistics Partner and CLDA Treasurer
From the ecommerce boom and increased demand for final mile delivery to recent rulings regarding worker misclassification and regulations on driver hours of service (HOS) and food and beverage transportation, the Customized Logistics & Delivery Association (CLDA) Annual Meeting & Expo last month in Las Vegas focused on the issues, opportunities and trends impacting the same-day delivery and transportation services industry.
Here are some key takeaways from this year’s conference, which was themed “Leveraging the Last Mile.”