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Archives for July 2014

How the Electronic Logging Mandate Impacts Carriers

How the Electronic Logging Mandate Impacts Carriers

ELD

Today’s regulatory environment is much more than alphabet soup. HOS, CSA, SFD, RODS, IFTA, DVIR, AOBRD, and the SNPRM for ELDs—and many more—are the realities of living in an age when each day brings us a new regulation.
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- Director of Market Development, XRS Corporation

Refrigerated Freight: Best Practices to Protect Yourself

Refrigerated Freight: Best Practices to Protect Yourself

Refrigerated Freight Best Practices

We are in the midst of summer. The transportation of refrigerated freight is at its prime. Everyone wants their fresh summer produce, meat for the grill, and ice cream to cool off on a hot and humid day. Being in the cargo risk management business for 23 years and a driver prior, I have pretty much seen everything that can happen to carriers if the proper steps are not in place to protect your refrigerated freight. The consequences for the carrier are not cheap.
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- Owner, Flemming Cargo Securement

Update: Truckload Carriers Association Refrigerated Division Conference

Update: Truckload Carriers Association Refrigerated Division Conference

TCA Refrigerated Convention

A few months ago, I provided an update from the Truckload Carriers Association’s (TCA) annual conference. In addition to the annual event, the TCA has a conference specifically for the nation’s refrigerated truckload carriers. This year’s reefer conference was held in Utah and had a bit of a twist. Three weeks ago, the President of the TCA, Chris Burruss, resigned for personal reasons. This was unexpected and leaves a big gap in the leadership of the association. Members had nothing but good things to say about Burruss after his many years of service, and he will be missed. Chairman Shepard Dunn immediately called for a search committee to find a new leader for the organization.
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- Regional Capacity Manager- C.H. Robinson

Trucking Industry Update: Driver Shortage, Weather, and HOS Restart

Trucking Industry: Polar Vortexes, Restart or Not, and Drivers, Drivers, Drivers

Trucking Industry Update

We’re already halfway through 2014. It’s been about six months since I last recapped three main issues that were affecting the trucking industry, hours of service (HOS), driver shortage, and the Federal Motor Carrier Administration’s (FMCSA) Comprehensive Safety and Accountability (CSA) program. Some aspects, namely the growing concern over driver shortage, haven’t changed much since then. This combination of factors—ongoing concerns, recent inclement weather, and the continuing regulation of the industry—has led to a very delicate balance of capacity supply.
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- Director of Capacity Development- C.H. Robinson

Fourth of July: Logistics Fun Facts

Fourth of July Fun Facts Infographic

July 4

Whether the Declaration of Independence was actually signed on July 2, 1776, or August 2, 1776, as some believe, our nation officially celebrates our independence from Great Britain on July 4. This year’s Fourth of July falls on a Friday. Many of us will celebrate with family, friends, fireworks, and of course, food.
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- Marketing Project Manager, C.H. Robinson

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