Tour Trucking Experts, or Your Cousin Vinny? You Decide...

Posted by David Ross on Jul 24, 2018 10:01:00 AM

It's all about the music, right? 

Well, yes. But getting from one venue to another just became a bit more challenging if you've been pushing the limit on miles and drive time to get one more show squeezed into a tight schedule. Cousin Vinny and a rental truck may be the cheapest option to get cross country...assuming you don't get hit with a few fines and have your truck shut down en route.

So what to do? 

Ensure you leave safe travel time that complies with the DOT HOS (Department of Transportation Hours of Service) rules, which are now tracked by an ELD (Electronic Logging Device) mandated to be installed in commercial trucks. This alone will keep you out of a BFM (Big Flippin' Mess).

The fines for being out of compliance are significant - ranging from 1K - 10K per occurrence. If that's not enough to put a little terror in your tour, the potential for a truck to be placed out of service for up to 10 hours may result in your gear arriving closer to load out than load in. 

Question - If Vinny drives a truck from Nashville to Cinncinati for 14 hours and leaves on a Tuesday at midnight, when will he arrive?

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Topics: Music Industry, Tour Trucking, Tour Manager, Nashville, Concert Logistics

Do You Have Your Tour Day Sheet? Concert Logistics Help

Posted by Sharon Kendrew on May 5, 2017 12:47:00 PM

On the Road, In Need of A Plan

Life on the road can be chaotic. There are many moving pieces to consider and even the brightest minds in the industry have a hard time doing it. Organization is the key to success in the music industry.

The worst thing you could do while on tour is to start out unprepared, but in order to keep things simple, where do you begin? The answer is this: One show at a time.

Using a day sheet will make all the difference as you prepare to roll into each venue, answering many of the questions that come up before those make-or-break moments just before your set. We've put together the top 5 reasons to use a day sheet, and even included a template for you to use over and over again!

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Topics: Concert Logistics, Music Industry, Music Festival, Tour Trucking, Tour Manager, Logistics, Nashville, High Road

7 Family Friendly Music Festivals You Should Know

Posted by Dawn Lidwell on May 2, 2016 9:30:00 AM
We are huge fans of the music industry here at Champion Logistics. While our concert logistics department gets to have all the fun working with tour trucking and festival logistics, every staff member has their own personal favorite style of music. From country to hip hop, contemporary Christian to alternative, just walk from department to department or office to office and you'll be sure to hear a wide range of tunes. This love of music has inspired us to share with you some of the top Family Friendly Music Festivals across the country that we are going to, have gone to, are moving freight into and out of or are hoping someone invites us to!
Here’s a list of 7 of our Favorite Family Friendly Music Festivals happening this Spring through Fall.
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Topics: Concert Logistics, Music Industry, Tour Trucking, Music Festival