On Tuesday July 12th, with the help of the Ontario Food Terminal, Scout Logistics delivered a variety of fresh produce to the 11th Division of the Toronto Police. Every day the men and women of the Toronto Police risk their lives to help our city – now more than ever we felt it was important to say thank you.
For Immediate Release – 18th May, 2016
Scout Logistics Corporation, one of North America’s leading perishable logistics specialist and a two-time recipient of Deloitte Canada’s Best Managed Companies designation, is pleased to announce a new strategic partnership with Grand Financial Management Inc., and Factbanc Corporation, two of North America’s leading specialty finance companies focusing on accounts receivable funding. The partnership aims to provide carrier partners with a comprehensive set of financial and risk management services by managing financing vulnerability and maximising cash flow liquidity. (more…)
With economic and climatic vulnerabilities proving to be a significant burden on the trucking industry this year, it is as good a time as any to discuss a crucial, yet conspicuously under-discussed component facing the farming, trucking and logistics community the world over. We’re talking about the substantial rate of food wasted on its way from farm to market to table and everywhere in between. Here at Scout Logistics we thought we would take it upon ourselves to get you up to speed with some of the basics concerning food waste and its overall impact on our industry as well as the rest of the nation, and planet. (more…)
Scout Logistics named one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies for Second Year Running
Toronto, ON – March 9, 2016,
For the second consecutive year, and just five years after it delivered its first load, Scout Logistics Corporation – whose name and principles are inspired by the characters Scout and Atticus Finch from the classic novel To Kill A Mockingbird – has won recognition as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies. This prestigious award highlights the company’s tremendous growth and affirms its fresh, market-leading approach to transportation management.
The El Nino (Little Boy) weather phenomenon generally serves as something of a mixed blessing as far as its effects on North American produce. The impact of the phenomenon, which occurs due to an increase in ocean surface temperatures across the central and east-central equatorial Pacific, maintains certain general consistencies such as increased precipitation in the south west United States. That said, the phenomenon ultimately varies from year to year, making it somewhat unpredictable – particularly so in tandem with the rapidly shifting climate taking place all over the globe.
Since the 2012 announcement of the “Moving Ahead for progress in the 21st century” (Map 21) congressional bill, American truckers and those associated with the truck driving industry have been eagerly (or indifferently) awaiting a conclusive mandate regarding the implementation of Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs). As explained in our previous post, an ELD is essentially an electronic device that records a driver’s Record Of Duty Status (RODS) and ultimately serves as a substitute for a driver manually logging their compliance with Hours of Service (HOS) requirements via pen and paper. The good news is that on December 10th, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) officially announced the adoption of a Final Rule regarding the impending requirement for all motor carriers to house and employ the new ELD Technology.
Those of us in the trucking industry maintain no doubts about the vast impact that our discipline has on modern infrastructure. In a society that’s very life force is the consistent and timely flow of goods, truckers form a substantial, if sometimes under-valued, portion of the essential workforce. By looking into the current state of a nation’s trucking industry we can obtain a number of key insights into the overall health of its economy. Trucking data provides inferences into current trends in a nation’s imports and exports, manufacturing, retail, distributions and beyond. That said, it is no wonder that the underwhelming performance of the American trucking industry throughout 2015 has been cause for concern amongst many of the Nation’s top Economists.
December has arrived and, along with it, the icy breath of winter lurks. For those of us in the trucking industry, the cold portion of the year provides us with a unique set of challenges making it crucial for us to adequately prepare. Here at Scout Logistics we figured we’d help all you truckers out there by compiling a list of straightforward but potent tips or “roadhacks” if you will, to help ensure your Holiday Season commutes don’t get you down and out.
It has been a busy and substantial year for the logistics industry as a whole. Here at Scout Logistics, we have had an equally involved and exciting 2015 of our own. With this in mind, we’ve laid out some of the highlights, achievements, developments, occasions, and overall happenings that we have had the pleasure to take part in! Without further ado, let’s get to the point and tell you all about the year that was 2015 for Scout Logistics!
At Scout Logistics, caring is at the very core of what we’re all about – we always go that extra mile to support projects in our community. In 2015 Scout Logistics has been very proud of our integral involvement with Baycrest Health Sciences, The Bridle Bash Foundation, ALS Society, Ontario Mental Health Association, Hockey Helps the Homeless and #DementiaHack to name just a few. (more…)
Since time immemorial, individuals and societies couldn’t help but speculate on the potential wonders of the future. In the 20th century we longed for a utopian future age filled with flying cars, vacations to the moon and robot assistants perfectly happy to do our individual biddings. Here in the 21st century, we find ourselves in something of a unique period. In an age where the entire wealth of human knowledge and history can be accessed at the click of a button, and budding technologies like the Oculus Rift are proving capable of granting us fully immersive virtual reality experiences, it is more apt than ever for us to face up to the notion that the allusive “future” once dreamed of, is effectively already upon us. That’s why here at Scout Logistics we’ve decided to give you a rundown of some of today’s most forward thinking inventions and technological developments and the impact they might have on the transport industry. This group of 21st century wonders indicate beyond a shadow of a doubt that indeed, the future is now!