Nearly 17 Trucks and Buses to be Inspected Per Minute During June’s International Roadcheck Campaign

From June 6-8 the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) will be conducting its 30th annual International Roadcheck. With a special emphasis this year on cargo securement, the 72-hour-long event will find CVSA-certified commercial motor vehicle inspectors conducting inspections of commercial motor vehicles and their drivers in jurisdictions throughout North America. “While checking for compliance with… Continue Reading

DOT Study Questions Effectiveness of FMCSA’s 34-Hour Restart Rule  

This week, a number of media outlets reported on a new letter issued by the Department of Transportation’s Office of Inspector General. In it, the department concluded that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s 34-hour restart rule or “hours of service” (HOS) regulations aren’t having the expected impact on highway safety. FMCSA revised HOS to… Continue Reading

PA, NJ Turnpikes Close Delaware River Bridge

On Friday, January 20th the PA Turnpike Commission first notified the public of the Delaware River Bridge closure located in Bucks County, PA on Interstate 276 following the discovery of a fracture in a steel truss. The PA Turnpike Commission and New Jersey Turnpike Authority are advising motorists to expect extreme congestion and delays starting… Continue Reading

5 Important Facts to Know About Chinese New Year 2017

With Chinese New Year arriving earlier than usual this year, now is a good time to review some of the interesting aspects of this holiday period and how it impacts the worldwide logistics environment. Here are five things to keep in mind as the holiday kicks off: Chinese New Year may not be celebrated outside of… Continue Reading

How Will the New Administration Impact Logistics and Transportation?

Here are three key points all shippers should be paying attention to as the new administration takes over: With Inauguration Day behind us and the nation’s new president beginning his presidency, it’s a good time to take a look at what could be coming around the next corner for the global logistics and transportation sector…. Continue Reading

When Temperature Variation Matters, Real-Time Monitoring Solves the Problem

With all of the attention being paid to the safe manufacture, distribution, and transport of human and animal food, shippers working in this sector need to pay particularly close attention to issues like temperature variation as they move goods around the world. In Are You Compliant with the Food Safety Modernization Act?, author Kristina Lowe… Continue Reading

Logistics Providers Work to Shore up Holiday Supply Chains

The months of November and December are the biggest time of the year for retailers of all shapes and sizes, according to the National Retail Federation (NRF). In fact, this seasonal period can account for as much as 30 percent of a company’s annual sales. For 2015, the NRF reported a 3.7 percent growth in… Continue Reading

Japan’s K Line, MOL, NYK to Merge Container Shipping Business

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL), Nippon Yusen K.K. (NYK Line) and Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (“K”Line) have announced they plan to establish a new joint-venture company to integrate their container shipping businesses (including worldwide terminal operating businesses excluding Japan). The companies’ terminal operations in Japan and other businesses, such as bulk shipping, ferries and logistics will not… Continue Reading

Three Logistics Technology Trends to Watch

The number of new technologies designed to help companies streamline their end-to-end supply chains is seemingly endless right now. Driven by the growth of omni-channel distribution, e-commerce, the increasingly global marketplace, and other factors, today’s shippers are turning to hardware, software, and applications to help them work more efficiently in this new environment. Here are… Continue Reading