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Permit Required for Truckers in Insect Quarantine Area

To help stop the spread of an invasive species of insect, The Spotted Lanternfly, the agriculture departments within each impacted state have instituted a quarantine zone that includes 14 Pennsylvania counties, three New Jersey counties and one county in both Delaware and Virginia. Counties Currently Affected Include: Pennsylvania: Berks, Bucks, Carbon, Chester, Dauphin, Delaware, Lancaster, Lehigh, Monroe,… Continue Reading


Severe Weather Alert- Southeast Texas: 05/10/2019

A severe weather event took shape across southeastern Texas on Thursday night, 05/09/2019, with large hail, gusty winds and flooding downpours. This latest storm comes on the heels of multiple days of severe thunderstorms and heavy rainfall across the region over the past couple of weeks. These severe weather has caused large scale power outages and service… Continue Reading


Autonomous Vehicles: How Far Off Are We?

Though auto manufacturers continue to work on their self-driving cars, the days when we see a tractor trailer on the road without a driver could still be far off. Self-driving cars have been known to occasionally mistake snowflakes for obstacles, lose lane markings, and miss cars on the side of the road. “It’s important to… Continue Reading


NORTHEAST CONSOLIDATION PLATFORM – Effective 05/13/2019

May 2, 2019: To: All Caribbean Shipping Services Customers RE: Northeast Consolidation Platform Please be advised that in our continued effort to improve our service offering we are changing our Northeast Consolidation location. Effective May 13, 2019 all cargo for the Northeast will be routed through the following facility: Vanguard Logistics Services 760 Port Carteret… Continue Reading


Exploring the Connection Between AI & Logistics

As artificial intelligence continues to make its way into every corner of the business world, shippers should consider taking a step back to look at how this advanced technology really fits into their transportation, logistics, and supply chain strategies. Advanced technologies like artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and the Internet of Things (IoT) are… Continue Reading


Slowdown at US/Mexico Border

Due to a shifting of CBP personnel along the US-Mexican border, widespread delays in transportation services at the points of entry are currently being experienced. Trade between the US and Mexico amounts to roughly $617B annually, with around 57% ($347B) of goods traded coming from Mexico to the US. Over-the-road points of entry along the… Continue Reading


Weather Related Service Update: Thursday, April 11, 2019

Thursday, April 11, 2019 – Despite welcoming Spring just three weeks ago, many people in the upper Midwest and Plains are experiencing severe, winter-like weather. Winter Storm Wesley swept through parts of the Midwest from Wyoming to Minnesota, bringing with it heavy snow and high winds Wednesday. As of Thursday morning, the system has caused… Continue Reading


First Impressions Last: Chemical Sampling Efficiencies

If you’re selling chemicals, then you know how important it is to your business to have an efficient sampling process In a recent survey of sample end-users, 95% of respondents reported that they “rarely or never” purchase chemicals without first testing a sample – efficiency, then, is clearly an imperative to the success your programs…. Continue Reading


US Truck Congestion Costs Billions Annually

Opportunities in Intermodal May Ease Conditions The American Transportation Research Institute’s (ATRI) 2019 Top 100 Truck Bottlenecks brochure sheds light on the state of American truck congestion on the nation’s highways, and worsening congestion across the country. The Situation: Riding on the back of record freight volumes, 2018 saw year-over-year truck speeds at the top… Continue Reading


Weather Related Service Update: 03/22/2019

Friday, March 22, 2019 – Severe flooding continues in several Midwest states, the result of recent snow melt combined with heavy rains. Rising floodwaters are impacting communities and farms, threatening levees, closing roads, affecting rail operations and devastating other critical infrastructure. Transportation and freight movements – especially by rail – have experienced significant disruptions. Service… Continue Reading