Supply Chain Industry Faces a Sustainability Crossroad

Sustainability in the transportation and supply chain industry has been a concern for decades. Conversations have been ongoing about how to reduce the carbon footprint, incorporate electric vehicles into fleets, and adopt alternative fuels. Now, however, we’re at a crossroad. The global climate crisis has reached a tipping point, highlighting transportation’s contribution to the problem… Continue Reading

What the Current ILWU and PMA Contract Negotiations Mean for Shippers

A look at how the upcoming port labor negotiations could impact transportation networks and the shippers that rely on them to get their goods from origin to destination. As of May 23rd, contract talks between the ILWU and PMA have been suspended until June 1, 2022, however, individual committee meeting between both sides are continuing…. Continue Reading

Storage & Capacity Constraints Continue as Another Peak Season Looms

Shippers are facing a litany of constraints and challenges as we move closer to peak season. Here’s what you can expect and some tips for navigating the challenges. The US industrial market achieved record-high asking rents amid extremely tight space conditions in 2021, and that wave followed shippers right into 2022. While demand well outpaced… Continue Reading

CVSA’s International Roadcheck: May 17-19, 2022

CVSA’s annual three-day International Roadcheck is scheduled for May 17-19, 2022.  The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) International Roadcheck, the largest enforcement program on commercial motor vehicles in the world, will take place May 17-19, 2022. During this time, CVSA-certified inspectors will conduct compliance, inspection and enforcement initiatives throughout Canada, Mexico and the U.S.  Each… Continue Reading

Picking the Right Logistics Partner for Your Operation

Don’t ever settle for second best when selecting a logistics partner to run your transportation, fulfillment and freight forwarding operation. Here are five things to keep in mind when picking the right one for your operation.  The need for adaptability and resilience is greater than ever, and many shippers are turning to  logistics providers to… Continue Reading

Managing Port Congestion and Disruption

With the US port congestion problems now migrating to the East Coast, shippers are coming up with creative ways to manage the current challenges and plan for a more resilient future. After watching the West Coast ports overflowing with ships anchored out in the Pacific Ocean, waiting to come in and unload, it looks like… Continue Reading

Weather Related Service Update: Severe Weather Outbreak

Severe Weather Outbreak Expected in the Lower Mississippi River Valley and Southeast United States The National Weather Service has announced severe thunderstorms are expected through tonight from the lower Missouri Valley to central Texas. Damaging gusts, severe hail, and a few brief tornadoes are possible. A severe weather outbreak is expected tomorrow across the Lower… Continue Reading

Weather Related Service Update: Severe Storms and Heavy Rain

Severe Storm Potential Shifts into the East Wintry Weather in the Upper Great Lakes The National Weather Service has announced severe storms with potential for damaging winds and brief tornadoes can be expected across the Southeast. Strong to severe storms will be possible into the Ohio Valley and southern Mid-Atlantic. Some storms may produce locally… Continue Reading

Railroad Contract Negotiations Update

UPDATE 3/22/2022: On March 22, 2022, the “TCRC – Train and Engine Negotiating Committee agreed to enter binding arbitration with CP, ending the TCRC strike action that began over the weekend.” The unions applied to the National Mediation Board (NMB) for a federal mediator to be assigned to the negotiations March 11th-16th, 2022. If the mediation… Continue Reading