Detention, as it pertains to pick-ups and deliveries, can be very murky waters for shippers and receivers alike. Many shippers may even ask ‘What is detention,’ having never been informed that there is a time frame that they need to be aware of when loading and offloading trucks. Detention is essentially the fee that a […]
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 […]
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 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 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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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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