The Freight Shuttle is a privately funded project that applies existing technologies in a way that would change the world of logistics. This project came out of the Texas Transportation Institute, and the initiation of this project will also take place on Texas roadways. Four great promises of the Freight Shuttle is increased efficiency, […]
New Hours of Service (HOS) rules have been proposed, and they are likely to go into effect in the middle of 2013. These new HOS regulations are not welcomed by many in the industry as the overall feeling is that the regulations are too strict and are not founded on sound evidence. One of the […]
There will be important changes to NMFC classifications taking place on August 24th. Here is a list of some of the items that will be affected – including auto parts, machinery, and building materials. For more details in a certain area, you can click the links below. Please, contact us if you have any questions […]
The International Longshore and Warehouse Union and Pacific Maritime Association have been in negotiations since May 12, 2014 over a new West Coast Longshore labor contract. The current six year labor contract expired at midnight on June 30, 2014 and the ILWA and PMA are working actively to renew labor contracts by reaching an agreement […]
Verified Gross Mass (VGM) Requirements The international treaty known as the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) affects all shipment by water effective July 1, 2016. SOLAS requires the filing of a Verified Gross Mass or weight (VGM) as a condition of loading your cargo on board the vessel. No VGM on file. No movement […]
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 […]
Picture your freight flying overhead without a single person on board the plane. No pilot, no crew, just freight. While it sounds like something from a science fiction movie, it is actually closer to becoming a reality than we may realize. UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles), more commonly known as drones, are already being used […]
Oil and fuel trends effect and reflect changes in the domestic and global economy. Let’s look back at U.S. oil production and U.S. oil consumption in 2012, and then look forward to see what 2013 may bring in regards to fuel trends. U.S. Oil Production In 2012, domestic liquid petroleum production rose by .65 […]
The Commodity Classification Standards Board has recommended that the National Motor Freight Classification list be updated, and the freight class changes will go into effect on August 24th 2013. The latest changes follow a pattern established years ago where more and more commodities are classified according to their density. Whether it be full density or […]
A GRI (General Rate Increase) is an amount which ocean freight carriers increase tariff rates applied to already existing base ocean freight rates. Cargo demand has seen steady growth since the holiday season last year. In an attempt to continue to improve their financial situation and after years dealing with a difficult shipping environment, the […]
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