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New CSA Report Recommends Program Overhaul: What Happens Now?

When to Adopt New Carrier Technology and When to Wait | The Road

A widely anticipated report on the Compliance Safety and Accountability program (CSA) was released on June 27 by the National Academy of Sciences (NAS). This report was required by Congress as part of the FAST Act signed by President Obama in December 2015. There had been growing evidence and criticism by carriers, shippers, and brokers that CSA data, and specifically Safety Measurement System (SMS) BASIC percentiles, were misleading and inaccurate when applied to individual carriers.
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- Director, Government Affairs- C.H. Robinson

Hauling Freight Across the Canada-U.S Border? 3 Things You Need to Know

New to Cross Border Shipments? 3 Tips for an Efficient Experience.The Road

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As strong, cooperative trading partners, the world’s largest trade relationship is between Canada and the United States [1]. Shipments between the two countries are international transactions and subject to government entry and admissibility regulations, so as a driver, it’s important that you are prepared well before you reach the border. Here are three things you can do for a smoother border-crossing experience.
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The Road to Eliminating Cargo Theft

The Road to Eliminating Cargo Theft.The Road

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Editor’s note: We originally ran this post in the Spring. With cargo theft being a hot topic in the summer months, specifically around the holiday weekend, we wanted to share it with you again.

Cargo theft can happen anywhere, anytime, and it impacts carriers, shippers, manufacturers, and consumers. In addition to disrupting the nation’s supply chains, these thefts can drive up costs for businesses and consumers, including insurance premiums, transportation expenses, and retail prices.
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The Road to Eliminating Cargo Theft

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Cargo theft can happen anywhere, anytime, and it impacts carriers, shippers, manufacturers, and consumers. In addition to disrupting the nation’s supply chains, these thefts can drive up costs for businesses and consumers, including insurance premiums, transportation expenses, and retail prices.
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Hours of Service Best Practices for Drivers and Shippers

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Hours of Service Best Practices for Drivers and Shippers

A carrier arrives to pick up a load in the afternoon with only a few available hours left before he or she needs to take a 10 hour rest break. The loading facility has been running behind all day and takes much longer than anticipated to load the truck. By the time the paperwork is done and the driver is ready to go, the driver is “out of hours” and significantly into the 10 hour required rest period. The loading facility has a strict no overnight policy and asks the driver to leave. The driver refuses, reiterating that the facility is asking him to violate hours of service regulations.
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- Director, Government Affairs- C.H. Robinson