Reinvesting in our highway systems: How our crumbling infrastructure hurts safety

Posted by Harriet Mills on Jul 2, 2016 8:21:46 AM
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Are we spending enough on infrastructure to ease congestion?

Posted by Harriet Mills on Jun 24, 2016 4:16:26 PM

Our highway system was designed to accommodate only half the traffic it carries today. Yet, the transportation funding needed to fix our crumbling infrastructure is not keeping pace with the need, and it’s costly to drivers and the entire transportation industry. In 2013, for example, the number of hours that truck drivers spent parked or creeping along congested highways amounted to 16 years.

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Supply Chain Visibility – A must in today’s logistics

Posted by Harriet Mills on May 27, 2016 2:45:56 PM

What is supply chain visibility (SCV) and why is it important? SVC is the ability to track a product’s location, temperature and condition while in transit from the manufacturer to its final destination.

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Can our roads handle heavier loads?

Posted by Harriet Mills on May 5, 2016 2:45:20 PM

Regulation changes to allow heavier trucks on the interstate system failed to make it past Congress last fall. Within the trucking industry, a vigorous debate emerged as to who would win and lose, and raised some important questions about the consequences to highway conditions should bigger loads be allowed.

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Avoiding price fluctuations during produce season

Posted by Harriet Mills on Apr 15, 2016 11:30:58 AM

For produce suppliers, the change in season brings a bounty of fresh fruits and vegetables to market. However, it also brings a big change in shipping rates and availability. When you have perishable goods, there's no time to waste. You need to ship those items to distributors safely so they can be sold before profits spoil — literally.

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Shipping Seasonal Freight - the problems, the solutions

Posted by Harriet Mills on Mar 30, 2016 2:39:12 PM

How to overcome the challenges of shipping refrigerated produce and nursery freight

Produce and nursery items appear in our stores every single day, and it’s easy to take them for granted. Successfully bringing these items to market, however, is dependent on refrigerated transportation, making it one of the industry's larger challenges.

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FMCSA extends response period for safety fitness proposal into the spring

Posted by Harriet Mills on Mar 18, 2016 10:49:19 AM

As a whole, the logistics and distribution industry is eagerly awaiting the final form of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) Safety Fitness Determination rule. And the latest news is that you’re going to have to wait a little while longer before any final decision is reached. The original notice of proposed rulemaking was issued January 21 and, at the time, called for a 60-comment period. That would have brought the comment period to a close at the end of this month.

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The coercion ruling: Why working with the right 3PL is more important than ever

Posted by Harriet Mills on Feb 24, 2016 2:42:28 PM

Ever heard of the coercion ruling? If you are a 3PL, the answer is an emphatic yes. Created by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), the coercion ruling holds accountable brokers, carriers, receivers, shippers and anyone else who may attempt to push drivers into violating existing transportation legislation in order to deliver a shipment more quickly.

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Geoff Turner, President and CEO, Choptank Transport looks toward challenges, promises of 2016

Posted by Harriet Mills on Feb 15, 2016 9:49:36 AM

Journal of Commerce > Trucking Logistics   Annual Review & Outlook, 2016

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5 things you need to know about the new Fast Act highway bill

Posted by Harriet Mills on Feb 12, 2016 11:46:09 AM

Think of your favorite action movie. The clock is counting down on the doomsday device, the hero is trying desperately to save his partner from impending doom, and all the while the villain is laughing manically. The tick-tock of that clock has you on the edge of your seat, gripped in tension — and you're only watching the movie. As for those of us in the transportation industry, we feel like we lived it at the end of 2015.

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What Shippers Need to Know About the ELD Mandate

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Everyone’s been talking about the upcoming ELD mandate’s December deadline and how it is going to affect carriers. Shippers are equally interested in how, and when, it’s going to affect their bottom line.

 

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