Delivery Notes

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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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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Sheila B. Burns on QCS Logistics' Continued Success

Posted by Abbie Stutzer on Nov 15, 2016 12:30:37 PM

This article appeared on the Courier Magazine blog in October 2016.

Courier Magazine: Could you give me some background on your company? Fill me in on how your company has survived/thrived over the years, along with its history.

SB: Quick Courier Services, d.b.a. QCS Logistics, corporately headquartered in New Orleans, La., is a multi-service transportation logistics firm. Established in 1984 by founder Ronald V. Burns, Sr., we recently celebrated our 30th anniversary in business last year. We provide expedited and routed delivery service to a diverse clientele across many industries throughout southeastern Louisiana and the Gulf Coast region. QCS maintains service on a twenty-four hour basis, seven days a week, including holidays. Our drivers are uniformed, drug-tested, and trained.

In this competitive industry, we are fortunate to have loyal customers who have stayed with us because we focused on quality service at affordable prices. Many are still with us today.

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Keys to Evaluating Third-Party Logistics Providers

Posted by Karen Hales on Nov 4, 2016 11:15:00 AM

3PLs can contribute to improved customer service, increase bottom line

The supply chain environment is continually evolving, so logistics roles must be flexible. To stay at optimal performance, companies must continually analyze and fine-tune their logistics operations. More and more, these businesses are outsourcing some portion of their logistics to an outside transportation service company, or third-party logistics provider (3PL).

Logistics management plays a significant role in the success of any company’s operations and has a direct impact on the bottom line. More importantly, logistics processes play a big part in customer satisfaction.

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Shipper-3pl partnerships yield results, reports survey

Posted by Karen Hales on Oct 25, 2016 6:18:05 PM

91% of Third Party Logistics Users say Their 3PL Relationships are Successful

Third-party logistics providers and users of their services—shippers—continue to move toward meaningful partnerships as 3PL services become more mature, according to the 2017 21st Annual Third-Party Logistics Study.

The study showed continued improvement in the strategic nature of relationships between shippers and third-party logistics providers, which continue to move away from primarily transactional. As a result, 91 percent of 3PL users and 97 percent of 3PL providers report their relationships are successful and yield positive results, and 86 percent of 3PL users say 3PLs have contributed to improved customer service.

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Getting the Most From a Third-Party Logistics Provider

Posted by Karen Hales on Oct 14, 2016 1:51:55 PM

3PLs Generate a Range of Benefits for Businesses

Third-party logistics providers are part of most businesses’ supply chains. 3PL service allows you to outsource operational logistics from warehousing all the way through to delivery and ultimately enables you to focus on other parts of your business.

While some organizations have the human capital, industry depth and expertise, and IT infrastructure to manage their transportation in house, the majority do not. Today, more than 80 percent of Fortune 500 companies outsource some aspect of their logistics.

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