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Transportation Policy

Global Logistics and Trade Programs: An Update on GSP and C-TPAT

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Updates and adjustments to global trade programs have been capturing headlines and creating uncertainty for several months. Even with NAFTA negotiations moving into 2018, there are still other possible global trade updates on the horizon that shippers should keep an eye on. Here’s a brief check-in on two important global trade programs that are on the cusp of potential change.
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Supporting Carriers with a Discounted ELD Program

Supporting Carriers with a Discounted ELD Program | Transportfolio

Carriers across the country are in the process of choosing the right electronic logging device (ELD) for their business in preparation of the upcoming ELD mandate. Meanwhile, many shippers aren’t sure what actions they should take—if any.
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New Report Recommends CSA Program Overhaul: What Now?

New Report Recommends CSA Program Overhaul: What Now? | Transportfolio

Hot off the presses, the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) released the widely anticipated report on the Compliance Safety and Accountability program. This report was required by Congress as part of the FAST Act signed by President Obama in December 2015.
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What Transportation Professionals Should Know in the Event of a Government Shutdown

What Transportation Professionals Should Know in the Event of a Government Shutdown | Transportfolio

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While most pundits are now predicting the government will remain open past May 6, 2017 (update provided at the bottom of this post), we thought it would be worth a reminder regarding how a government shutdown would impact the transportation industry specifically. Whether a shutdown is a result of the federal budget that needs to be authorized or raising the federal debt ceiling, the political dynamics that caused the 2013 government shutdown could always return.
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Sanitary Transportation of Food Rule: What You Need to Know

Sanitary Transportation of Food Rule: What You Need to Know | Transportfolio

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Do you ship human food? What about perishable animal food? The Sanitary Transportation of Food rule, which is a part of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), will take effect on April 1 for many in our industry. We have been getting a variety of questions around this ruling and what shippers and carriers need to do to prepare. In this blog, Chris McLoughlin, risk manager at C.H. Robinson, and I cover what you need to know.
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