There are three countries that conduct in excess of 500 billion dollars of bilateral trade with the United States. Only one of them is outside North America: China. But there is another country that’s making a strong case to join that elite group. If projections and recent rhetoric are to be believed, India will join China as the only non-North American countries in the $500 billion club by 2025. » Read More
Global Transportation, Logistics, Supply Chain
It’s no secret that freight capacity is tight in 2018. As you navigate this challenging market, however, you may be wondering what factors led us to where we are today.
A major shortage of drivers, a new mandate, high loads and even Mother Nature have all contributed in their own ways. Here’s how these factors have impacted the shipping market, truck drivers and your business, and what you can expect to see throughout the rest of the year.
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Business, Capacity, Carriers, Customers, Logistics, Over the Road
In any endeavor, there are varying levels of success. This is true for supply chains, too. And the right technology, specifically a transportation management system (TMS) is the connective thread that makes the highest level of supply chain success possible. » Read More
Customers, Global Transportation, Logistics, Supply Chain, Supply Chain Consulting, Technology
How can you know what you don’t know about trade regulations? The fact is, even if you have a reputable freight forwarder and customs broker, you may not be safe.
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Global Transportation, Logistics
Last December, the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate went into effect for the broader carrier community, marking a change in how professional truck drivers and commercial motor carriers log hours of service (HOS). The federal ELD mandate, which states that fleets previously using paper logbooks needed to equip their trucks with ELDs, went into full enforcement—which includes issuing non-compliant drivers with out-of-service citations—on April 1, 2018, with the exception of a limited 90-day waiver for the transportation of agricultural commodities that remains in effect until June 18. » Read More
Carriers, Customers, Food and Beverage, Freight Services, Logistics, Over the Road, Produce Sourcing, Supply Chain, Technology, Temperature Controlled, Transportation Policy