Our 2021 commitment

January 14th, 2021

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At the start of each new year, we like to reflect on the previous year, then reenergize and refocus on what’s ahead in our industry and for our business. While 2020 was different than any of us have ever experienced, we are proud that we were able to offer our customers a sense of security knowing their logistics and transport needs were in the hands of reliable professionals. As a locally-owned and operated business ourselves, we recognize that the timely delivery of goods and materials is an essential element in providing continuity of services. We are proud to go into 2021 as essential workers, offering these commitments and services to our customers, among many others: Exceptional service and safe, on-time delivery. Barring circumstances out of our control that make this statement impossible, we make this pledge to our customers. Free…

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4 important questions to ask before partnering with a trucking and rigging company

December 24th, 2020

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Choosing a trucking and rigging company to partner with is a big decision. Your business’s reputation is on the line and so is the safety of whatever it is you need help transporting. Though it might be tempting to simply Google “trucking and rigging companies near me,” this action won’t necessarily provide you with the best results. Instead of rushing through the process, it’s important to be slow and methodical. The process of collaborating with a business is similar to hiring a new employee. You want to make sure your culture and values align and that you’ll enjoy working together. There are many questions worth asking, but we’ve highlighted four in particular, that you shouldn’t overlook.1.) What type of equipment do you have? If you’re preparing to transport heavy equipment, such as windmills, electric turbines, or perhaps an entire facility,…

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De Mase Trucking & Rigging: Proud participants in CTPAT and PIP

December 10th, 2020

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Border security plays an important role in strengthening the international supply chain. Law enforcement entities like U.S. Customs and Border Protection are critical in these efforts, but at the end of the day, quality security requires the participation of principal stakeholders like importers, carriers, consolidators, and of course, trucking and rigging companies. When the Security and Accountability for Every Port Act passed in 2006, it established a statutory framework for the Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism, or CTPAT. In addition, the law imposed strict oversight requirements. What is CTPAT? CTPAT is an important component of CBP’s multi-layered border-enforcement strategy. It’s a voluntary, public-private sector partnership meant to protect the supply chain, identify security gaps and implement specific security measures and best practices. Businesses that apply for the program must present a comprehensive list of security profiles and action plans designed…

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How can we help you?

November 27th, 2020

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At De Mase Trucking & Rigging, we have more than 45 years of experience providing full-service trucking, warehousing, rigging and ocean container transloading. Over the years, we’ve established strong relationships with freight-forwarding entities, manufacturers and logistics companies, hauling the most complex loads locally and across the country. Potential customers often reach out and ask about the services we offer. We’re using this blog to provide a little more detail on how we can serve you. Heavy haul transportation. Heavy haul transportation moves large, oversized loads that require special trailers to accommodate weight. We have an in-house permit service and many types of trailers available to meet your needs. Our heavy haul transportation experience is extensive. In fact, we’ve transported transformers that power cities! Overdimensional transportation. The term “over dimensional freight” refers to any item that exceeds the standard legal size…

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The many benefits of computerized inventory control

October 22nd, 2020

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Does your business rely on warehousing to store products before shipping them out? If so, it’s important to have a reliable way to manage and track inventory. There’s nothing wrong with relying on manual pen and paper systems, but they leave plenty of room for human error. What’s more, as your business grows, this process becomes more time-consuming and tedious. Thankfully, there are plenty of software programs that make inventory management and tracking easy. That’s where we come in. At De Mase Trucking & Rigging, we offer computerized inventory control as part of our warehousing and packing services. Computerized inventory control allows you to track orders and sales in real time, ensuring you never miss a beat. Every time you ship an order, the program tallies it, updating your inventory spreadsheet with each and every transaction. Additional benefits include: 1.)…

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An historical perspective on truck stops

October 8th, 2020

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Some of today’s modern truck stops are sprawling travel centers boasting movie theaters, amusement parks, golf courses and steakhouses. They are wonders of commercial innovation, but you don’t have to look too far back into the past to see that it wasn’t always so. Truck stops trace their ancestry back to early 19th Century stagecoach relay stations. After all, weary travelers and people of commerce have always needed somewhere to rest while making their way down the long and windy road. By the 1920s, stagecoaches were replaced by gas-fueled vehicles and a nascent trucking industry was evolving into the juggernaut it is today. By the mid- to late-1930s, the age of the automobile had truly arrived and things have never been the same since. The 1940s saw small operation truck stops sprouting up across the national landscape. Interstate commerce was…

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A brief history of trucking

September 24th, 2020

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F L DeMase Trucking opened its doors in Whitestone, New York on July 4th, 1973, with the purchase of a 1969 tandem axle Mack tractor. In 1974, we moved to New Jersey and boy have we come a long way since that shiny red Mack. It’s amazing that the trucking industry, in a form relatively similar to the one we know today, dates back to the 1930s. But that’s just the industry itself. In reality, when it comes to the trucks, the first tractor trailer was invented by a man named Charles Freuhauf back in 1914. Incredible! Over the years, many interesting and fun facts have been collected about trucking, as tens of millions of people have worked in the industry in the past 80-plus years. For instance, did you know: In the U.S. alone, more than 50 billion gallons…

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Staying safe while driving around semis

September 10th, 2020

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The American Trucking Associations says there are 33.8 million commercial trucks registered in the United States for business purposes alone. Another 3.68 million Class 8 trucks are also operating at any given time. As you can see, from California to Florida and from New York to Tennessee, semi trucks are constantly making deliveries. Whether you regularly drive the highways to commute to work or you’re just taking a lazy summer road trip, one thing remains the same: you’re sure to encounter truckers. To ensure your safety, as well as the safety of truck drivers, follow these three best practices: Pass as quickly as possible. If you plan on passing a semi truck on the highway, always do so as quickly as possible. A truck driver has to deal with multiple blind spots and may have to switch lanes quickly to…

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Trucking facts that will blow your mind

August 27th, 2020

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Spend any time on America’s roads and you’ll quickly understand how vital trucking is as an industry that literally drives the nation. Business Insider recently published a list titled, “11 incredible facts about the $700 billion dollar US trucking industry.” The article inspired us to take a closer look at four of those amazing statistics: 5.8 percent of all full-time American jobs are related to trucking. The United States economy has experienced robust growth over the past decade. Even with a pandemic, items still need to be moved from one place to another. As commerce continues to expand internationally and technologies like 5G and the IoT expand, the need for transportation is only going to continue to grow. In 2018, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported 5.8 percent of full-time jobs are a direct result of trucking. That’s nearly 7.4…

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3 simple tips for choosing a crane service provider

August 20th, 2020

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Cranes are amazing feats of engineering that make it possible to move heavy equipment, build skyscrapers, reposition crating and more. From an outside observer’s perspective, crane work appears smooth and easy, but it’s incredibly complicated and requires significant expertise. If you’re working on a project that requires crane service, make sure to do your research and select a partner you can trust. Hiring a crane service provider isn’t cheap, so it’s important you make the right investment. If you rush through the process and select the wrong partner, you run the risk of injuries, damaged equipment or a delay in your project timeline. There are many factors to consider when selecting a crane service provider, but there are three factors in particular that need to be addressed. 1.) Reputation matters. Any crane service provider worth its salt collects customer reviews…

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