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Truck drivers – they should be viewed as friends, not enemies

We encounter trucks in our travels and commutes every day. These trucks, which include not only tractor trailers but straight trucks and delivery vans, are part of our daily life. According to the US Dept. of Transportation there are over 15.5 million trucks operating in the US. Of these over 2 million are tractor trailers....
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New regulations being implemented for all export shipping companies

As part of the Safety of Lives at Sea (SOLAS), the International Maritime Organization (IMO) has mandated that all containers specify a certified Verified Gross Mass (VGM) weight starting July 1st, 2016. The VGM consists of the weight of the cargo plus the tare weight of the container. If you are a shipper you and...
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My Electronic Device Stores How Much Information?

Today everyone enjoys the use of electronics, and all the conveniences and luxury they provide. However it is sometimes overlooked that valuable and confidential information is stored on most every standard computer, laptop, cell phone, copier and fax machine. Many end of life electronic data storage devices are disposed of improperly. Often these devices contain...
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Bundling, Compacting or Baling your Cardboard

While there are numerous ways to address the need to handle large amounts of scrap cardboard and paper, baling and compacting are the most common. Cardboard and paper typically generated in large quantity from distribution centers, large retailers and liquor stores, printers, manufacturing facilities – and many other locations – has to be efficiently handled...
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Are you doing all you can to protect your company, client, patient, or customer sensitive information?

Most companies have a privacy policy in place, most likely included in their Company handbook. They may even review this with their employees from time to time -and perform periodic training to reinforce the need to keep their confidential information “their business”, and to minimize the possible risk of a security breach. But are you...
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Small companies face challenges with Organics Recycling

In 2014 the State of Massachusetts implemented an “Organic Waste Ban”, mandating that any organization that generates more than 2,000 lbs. per week of food waste must compost or repurpose. Repurposing can include utilizing as animal feed, or even energy generation through biogas recovery. This may sound like a simple way to divert material from...
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Why we support San Francisco’s ban on Styrofoam

As a family owned business we are not a big supporter of government induced bans, regulations, or any other mandate that puts restrictions or has a negative impact on any business. San Francisco’s recent ban on Styrofoam starting 1/1/2017 is one regulation we can agree with – and fully support. Expanded polystyrene, (EPS), which is commonly...
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