Giving Back Program Lets Employees Select Charity Recipients

In 2012 our company implemented the Metro Giving Back program. Each month an employee identifies a local charity to receive a $500 check from MetroGistics.   Since its inception the program has benefited around 70 charities that range from food banks and animal welfare organizations to a specific fund set up to help with cancer-related medical expenses for a young …

Tips For Driving With A Canine Co-Pilot

More often than not, dogs are happy to hop in the car for a little joyride alongside their favorite human. Dog park? Grocery store? No matter where you go, most dogs are just happy to get the invite. Other times, however, they might be a little more reluctant to ride along, making your time on the road no walk in …

Come See Us at November Tradeshows

As our company continues to grow, we always love interacting with clients and industry professionals at national tradeshows. It’s one way for us to keep our finger on the pulse of the auto industry while introducing ourselves to potential customers. We had a great experience at the Automotive Logistics Global Conference in Detroit last month. Here’s where you can find …

Meet Steve, Ben and Amy: Three Valuable Employees with Surprising Pasts

Each employee at MetroGistics helps us work toward our goal of driving the future of automotive logistics. This quarter we are highlighting three hardworking individuals on our staff: Steve Gould, Ben Djak and Amy Welch. Steve Gould, sales center manager, works with the sales center team to contact dealers and move their vehicles. After a year of working at MetroGistics, …

Truckers Getting Ready for ELDs

In 2015 the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration issued a mandate for all commercial interstate vehicles to have an electronic logging device (ELD) by December 18, 2017. We briefly referenced this in our mid-year legislative update blog post earlier this year. The intent of ELDs is to accurately gauge compliance with laws regulating hours of operation, mostly affecting long-range truckers. …

Three simple steps to create your perfect travel itinerary

Ever met one of those people who make an action-packed trip seem like a walk in the park? While planning a trip just might not be your thing, there are ways to create a top-notch travel itinerary for you and your loved ones to ensure your next adventure runs smooth as ever. While there are plenty of modern itinerary-making tools …

Tips for Safe Summer Hauling

We’ve previously addressed considerations for winter vehicle transport in this blog, but we haven’t addressed summer safety tips for truck drivers. The general public might think that summer driving is easier but it’s not necessarily so. According to the Department of Transportation, fatal accidents occur 18 percent more often in summer than in winter. Each season brings its own share …

Mid-Year Legislative Update

As a leading automotive logistics company, we constantly monitor laws and regulations affecting truckers and the vehicle-transport industry. As we approach the midpoint of 2017, we’ve been watching these and other legislative items: 34-Hour Restart The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) stipulates that commercial truck drivers must take 34 consecutive hours off before restarting their limits of driving 60 …

How to spend less money servicing your car: 5 DIY car maintenance tips

Some cars are gas-guzzlers, but just about every car could be considered a money-guzzler. Almost all of us are guilty of being attentive after we first buy a car, to ignoring that ‘check engine’ light a year later. The best way to make sure your car isn’t lightening your wallet is some DIY car maintenance every once and awhile. This …

What Features To Look For When Buying Your Next Vehicle

When shopping for a new ride, the world – erm, the car lot – is your oyster. Maybe you’re looking for a fully loaded mini van for your road trips, or a sleek new sports car because, well, you deserve one. With car choices these days, the sky is quite literally the limit. So, aside from picking the car that …