The trucking industry is the backbone of the United States economy and workforce. There are currently 3.5 million drivers on the road and millions more working in warehouses, terminals, shipping offices and more. In total, it employs one out of every seven Americans and our roads and ports move over 11 trillion dollars of freight […]
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The trucking industry must maintain a zero-tolerance policy when it comes to drug and alcohol use. However, under the current drug and alcohol screening programs, employers do not always have the proper tools to identify accurately and expeditiously CDL holders who have received positive drug or alcohol results in the past, have refused a drug […]
As previously reported in our August blog post, 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, […]
The world of transportation and logistics can appear very confusing to those outside the industry or for those attempting to break in to it. It is an industry mired in rules, regulations, terminology and high expectations. This is especially true of international shipping. According to a new study conducted by DHL, this fear and intimidation […]
In December 2015, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) released a rule that requires trucks to use electronic logging devices (ELDs). The mandate has received mixed reactions from those in the trucking industry. The ELD rule is intended to help create a safer work environment for drivers, and make it easier and faster to […]
Long-haul trucking is both one of the most crucial jobs and, unfortunately, one of its most risky. Long-haul truck drivers are essential to the transportation of goods in the United States, but the demands of their job may contribute to a greater chance for health problems. Irregular schedules, long hours, little physical activity, limited access […]
As the temperature begins to plummet across the United States, we are saddled with a much larger task than just keeping ourselves warm: how to protect our clients freight from the harsh elements as well as the potential damages that can ensue. When cargo is temperature-sensitive, but still has to get where it needs to […]
Technology is a constant ever spinning wheel that typically drives humans forward. However, there have been some innovations that have briefly steered our species backwards; machines that have caused more damage and chaos than good. The unfortunate thing is that we never know which direction any given technological advance will take us until we are […]
The Hanjin Shipping bankruptcy continues to have worldwide impacts with legal battles over cost and equipment liabilities related to the bankruptcy playing out in the courts. But there is a glimmer of good news on the horizon. Hanjin filed for court protection in August 2016 after its creditors, led by Korea Development Bank (KDB), decided […]
The NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) and FMCSA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration) is providing more details on its reasoning for extending the comment period (again) on the proposed speed limiter legislation. The FMCSA reported that the request from OOIDA (Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association), EMA (Engine Manufacturer’s Association) came in ad had requested more […]
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