Come December 2017, the paper logbooks that truck drivers have been required to use to track their hours of work and rest since the 1930s will be history for interstate trucking operations. The ELD mandate was ranked the number-one issue facing the industry in the American Transportation Research Institute’s Annual Survey for 2016, a jump […]
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According to the business directory definition, a freight forwarder is a firm that specializes in organizing and arranging storage and shipping of merchandise on behalf of its shipper. For companies who rely on shipping for inventory and to transport their products to end customers, finding a freight forwarder is an extremely important part for your […]
When the average person hears the word audit, they automatically associate it with taxes and the headaches they can cause. However, did you know that any process, procedure, or SOP can and should be audited? An audit offers a company insight into inefficiencies within their organization that could be leading to heavy monetary losses. Many […]
The logistics industry in the United States relies on an intricate system of roads, rails, bridges and airports in order to move goods throughout our large nation. This expansive web our transportation infrastructure requires constant upkeep and maintenance to keep it function in a safe and effective manner. However, through policies and allocation of funds […]
On 11 December 2008 the UN General Assembly adopted the “Convention of Contracts for the International Carrying of Goods Wholly or Partly by Sea” during a signing ceremony for the Convention which was held in Rotterdam, recommending the new Convention to be known as the “Rotterdam Rules”. The purpose of the Convention was to extend […]
There are various parts and parties to an ocean bill of lading or air waybill for an international shipment. The parties involved and listed on the bill of lading or air waybill are the shipper, consignee, and the notify party. The Notify Party is the name, address, and contact information of the person or company […]
Nearly all products that you interact with daily have passed through our transportation system at some point. Whether it be the toothbrush that you brush your teeth with in the morning to the pillow that you lay your head on at night, chances are its journey to your home included being on a truck, in […]
As reported in recent PNG Logistics Blog posts, on July 14, 2016, the National Motor Freight Traffic Association (NMFTA) issued a supplement to the National Motor Freight Classification (NMFC) to become effective on August 13, 2016. The supplement was to publish a revised Uniform Straight Bill of Lading. These recent changes, approved by the NMFTA, […]
Knowledgeable truck drivers are the best theft prevention tools available. While there are physical ways to protect a trailer or cargo from getting stolen—such as king pin locks, gland hand locks, and sturdy padlocks—having drivers that understand the mindset of the criminal and avoid putting themselves and their equipment in situations where theft is most […]
A broad range of retailers, manufacturers, truckers and other business groups in the United States are appealing to the Federal Maritime Commission to set new policy preventing terminal operators and ocean carriers from charging unfair fees when uncontrollable incidents such as storms and strikes keep cargo from being picked up from ports on time. The […]
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