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Transportation Policy

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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NAFTA, Tariffs, and a Border Adjustment Tax: Alphabet Soup or a Real Concern?

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Trade policy—it’s a topic that has moved front and center over the past months with the changing administration in the United States. We’re hearing lots of questions from shippers, contract carriers, and employees about what changes might be on the horizon for global trade and how to consider what might be next. Let’s dig in and discuss some of the top trade related issues. » Read More

Contemplating the Roots of Our Industry this Election Day

Contemplating the Roots of Our Industry this Election Day.Transportfolio

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Well, it’s finally Election Day! This election cycle has brought out many areas of disagreement; however, investment in transportation infrastructure in the United States is not one of them. Agreement on this point is strong, yet details like how to pay for infrastructure and trade policy seem to have no consensus whatsoever. It makes you wonder if anything bold could ever happen again in transportation legislation.
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