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Louisville Switching Blog

5 Ways COVID-19 Affects the Shipping Industry

Posted by Louisville Switching

Jun 3, 2020 11:54:53 AM

5 Ways COVID-19 Affects the Shipping Industry

We live in an unprecedented time, unlike anything many of us have ever experienced. As COVID-19 continues to rattle every aspect of industry in the United States, logistics and supply chain operations remain vital to the survival of this country, despite also being deeply affected. 

5  Ways To Improve Yard Safety

Posted by Louisville Switching

May 14, 2020 2:49:49 PM

Safety has been top-of-mind for everyone in the last few months, and that isn't going away anytime soon. However, as the manager or operator of a yard, safety should always be your top priority to keep your drivers, employees, and equipment safe. At Louisville Switching, we value safety and the impact it can have on your business's operations, which is why we are committed to providing valuable information and resources to improve your yard's overall compliance, regulations, and efforts at staying safe. 

The Importance of a Preventative Maintenance Service Plan

Posted by Louisville Switching

May 8, 2020 10:25:40 AM

All trucks require maintenance to maintain peak functionality, efficiency, and capabilities. To maximize your operations, yard trucks must undergo regular maintenance. At Louisville Switching, caring for yard trucks is our specialty, and we encourage all of our customers to engage in routine maintenance for their yard dogs. One way to do this is through a preventative maintenance service plan. Today we want to share exactly what a preventative maintenance service plan is and the importance of having a plan for your yard trucks. 

Louisville Switching Is An Essential Business

Posted by Louisville Switching

Mar 27, 2020 1:29:16 PM

To Our Valued Customers and Community:

Louisville Switching continues to monitor the changing landscape as the COVID-19 pandemic spreads across the United States.
We understand there are concerns regarding keeping businesses running effectively and efficiently during this time - especially when several industries around our communities are being forced to close temporarily.

We want to take this time to clarify that Louisville Switching is classified as an Essential Business, as defined by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), an agency in the Department of Homeland Security, and further state all of our facilities are open and ready to support our customers in the critical supply chain network.

While it is important to assist our customers with their material handling needs, we understand we must do so as safely as possible. Therefore, we are following all governmental and CDC recommendations, including but not limited to:

What is a Preventative Maintenance (PM) Service Kit?

Posted by Louisville Switching

Mar 26, 2020 2:50:13 PM

As you know, maintenance is a critical component of your operations -- you also know needing it can be expensive, time-consuming, and interruptive. 

The Importance of Safety Training In The Yard

Posted by Louisville Switching

Mar 9, 2020 2:10:16 PM

At Louisville Switching, we understand the importance of keeping your workers, drivers, equipment, and yard safe. Ensuring proper safety measures are implemented and followed by all is a top priority, which ultimately falls back on having everyone who operates or works in the yard having adequate safety training. Keep reading to learn how prioritizing safety procedures and training can help ensure safer drivers, as well as a safer yard operation. 

The Newest Yard Trucks For Sale at Louisville Switching

Posted by Louisville Switching

Feb 18, 2020 10:34:57 AM

A new year means new trucks. Kalmar Ottawa released its 2020 yard truck models with all the features you know and love, plus some new ones, too! We probably don't need to tell you why the Ottawa T2 is the best yard truck out there (but just in case we do, you can see for yourself here). If you're raring to go and eager to get your hands on a 2020 Ottawa T2, head on over to our Sales page. But if you still need some convincing that it's time to add a new yard truck to your fleet, read on to explore the 2020 Kalmar Ottawa T2 yard truck and all it has to offer.

Safe Driving Practices During Winter Weather

Posted by Louisville Switching

Feb 12, 2020 1:51:31 PM

Winter is here, which means it is time to brush up on safe driving practices. Traveling and operating during winter weather can be the most dangerous time of the year for drivers. We know safety is your top concern when it comes to your drivers. Here are our top five safe winter driving practices to help prepare your drivers for whatever the winter weather has in store.