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New California Law Could Cause Additional Supply Chain Issues

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Assembly Bill 5 is a recently enacted law in California that makes it difficult for companies to give independent contractors the same rights as employees. Employers are legally entitled to such benefits as workers’ compensation, overtime, minimum wage, and sick pay. Many companies were previously successfully classifying independent contractors not as contractors but as employees … Read more

Tips for New Owner Operator Truck Drivers

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If you’re looking to start your own trucking company or are a new business owner, you likely understand that the trucking industry can be advantageous but taxing if not managed correctly. We’ve put together a few tips to help you operate efficiently and profitably as an owner-operator in the trucking industry. Make Sure You’re Healthy … Read more

How Technology Improves Warehouse Efficiency

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Warehouse efficiency has been, and continues to be, critical. The exemplary systems are crucial to ensuring the most efficient plant operations possible. Now, more than ever, people are purchasing products online, and demand for logistical efficiencies is at an all-time high. Having the right technologies in place can certainly do a lot to boost overall … Read more

USA Strapping: New Federal Guidelines Impact New CDL Training Requirements

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The demand for truckers is rising, and many are eager to get on the road with incentives like signing bonuses and excellent benefits. Whether truck drivers are traveling two miles or 2,000 miles, they must always maintain a high standard of safety when they are transporting freight. There have never been uniform safety requirements for … Read more

USA Strapping: How to Boost Company Morale in 2022

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Maintaining the energy and excitement of your team members is an essential factor in reaching the company’s goals. As a leader, ensuring that your workers have job satisfaction is one of your responsibilities. However, some company owners tend to forget about this. They are so focused on growing the business that they sometimes fail to … Read more

Frequently Asked Questions About Polypropylene Strapping

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We manufacture a wide variety of strapping products at USA Strapping, including highly versatile polypropylene and polyester strapping materials. We’ve found some of our customers have questions about the proper uses for strapping materials and more general questions about why certain types of materials work well in various applications. Read on to learn more about … Read more

How to Reduce Employee Turnover in the Warehouse Industry

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Employee turnover is a real problem in the US. According to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average turnover rate across all industries in the U.S. is somewhere between 12-15%. If you look at just the warehouse industry specifically this number jumps to close to 50%. This massive spike shows the importance … Read more

USA Strapping – Transportation Industry Trends for 2022

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The transportation industry has seen quite a bit of change over the past several years. COVID and other factors have led to several challenges that transportation companies must face head-on. At USA Strapping, we keep our pulse on the transportation industry due to our wide array of strapping products. This blog will highlight some of … Read more

Russia Ukraine Crisis Looks to Impact Supply Chain Over Long Term

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While the global supply chain has been impacted significantly since the beginning of the pandemic, the recent Russia-Ukraine military crisis has brought additional economic and political uncertainty. This uncertainty is sure to further impact the already strained supply chain we’ve been dealing with over the past several years. True Impact of Ukraine Crisis Will Depend … Read more