Archive for December, 2013

Rules of Thumb – Tractor Trailer

Posted on December 21st, 2013 by Larry Loucka

Tractor Trailers (WB-65) Tractor Width 8.00′ Trailer Width 8.00′ Tractor Track 8.00′ Trailer Track 8.50′ Steering Angle 28.40 Articulating Angle 70.00 Trailer Length 53′ Tractor + Trailer 73.5′ Dock door spacing (min) 13′ o.c. Dock door spacing (ideal) 17′ 4″ Yard w/o adjacent tractor 111′ Yard w adjacent tractor 131′ With yard storage 185′

Rules of Thumb – Material Handling

Posted on December 21st, 2013 by Larry Loucka

Material Handling Equipment Type Clear Height Area to store 1,000 pallets Aisle width Counter-Balanced Truck 22′ 10,000 sqft 144″ Narrow Aisle Reach 32′ 6,270 sqft 90″ Very Narrow Aisle Swing-Reach 32′ 5,480 sqft 66″ VNA Double Deep 32′ 5,120 sqft 66″ Narrow Aisle Deep- Reach 32′ 5,120 sqft 92″ VNA Swing-Reach 40′ 3,420 sqft 66″ […]

Energy News & Diesel Fuel Pricing

Posted on December 18th, 2013 by Ed Blickstein

  Energy & Diesel Fuel & Other Commodities-EIA TODAY IN ENERGY: Tuesday, December 16, 2013 Increased tight oil production, vehicle efficiency reduce petroleum and liquid imports. The U.S. Energy Information Administration’s Annual Energy Outlook 2014 Reference case shows that recent growth in domestic crude oil and natural gas production is expected to continue for many […]

Warehouse Assessments for Optimization

Posted on December 5th, 2013 by Ed Blickstein

Warehouse Assessments – what is the value? By Ed Blickstein & Jack Shenk An assessment, or also known as an evaluation or audit, is usually done to provide a quick analysis of existing operations to look for possible improvements in efficiency and service.  Think of the assessment as a way to take your operational pulse. […]