Operation Safe Driver Week Set for July 11-17, 2021

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) Operation Safe Driver Week is scheduled for Sunday, July 11th through Saturday, July 17th, 2021. Similar to last year’s event along with last month’s International Roadcheck, CVSA officials will be on the lookout for commercial motor vehicle drivers and passenger vehicle drivers that are engaging in unsafe driving and… Continue Reading

Colonial Pipeline Update: 5/13/2021

Late on Wednesday, 5/12, Colonial Pipeline announced that it is resuming all regular operations, effective immediately. According a statement issued by the company, “Colonial will move as much gasoline, diesel and jet fuel as is safely possible and will continue to do so until markets return to normal.” This is welcome news in an environment… Continue Reading

Measuring the Impacts of the National Truck Driver Shortage

Tank trucks haul one-third of all tonnage transported by truck, but finding qualified people to drive them is getting more and more difficult. Here’s why it matters and what the private and public sectors can do about it.  A transportation and labor challenge that was already prevalent in effect pre-pandemic, the national truck driver shortage… Continue Reading

Shippers Navigate a “Perfect Storm” of Logistical Challenges in 2021

As if the impacts of a global pandemic weren’t putting enough roadblocks for shippers around the globe right now, congested seaports, a lack of available ocean containers, a persistent truck driver shortage, rising transportation rates, and fluctuating raw material availability are all adding to the chaos. Few, if any, industries have been spared this “perfect… Continue Reading

CVSA’s International Roadcheck: May 4-6, 2021

CVSA’s annual three-day International Roadcheck is scheduled for May 4-6, 2021 The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) International Roadcheck will take place Tuesday, May 4th through Thursday, May 6th, 2021. During these 72-hours, commercial motor vehicle inspectors throughout Canada, Mexico and the U.S. will conduct inspections on commercial motor vehicles and drivers. This year’s inspection… Continue Reading

Weather Related Service Update: Severe Weather Across the Southeast

Severe Weather will continue into Tonight Across the Southeast of the United States, Windy in the Northeast Friday The National Weather Service announced the continuation of a system that is expected to produce severe thunderstorms including tornadoes into early Friday morning from the Southeast US into the Ohio Valley. As this system quickly lifts towards… Continue Reading

Weather Related Service Update: Severe Weather Expected Across the South

Major Severe Weather Outbreak Expected Across the South of the United States The National Weather Service states that a vigorous storm system will roll through the Southern United States through Thursday and a widespread severe weather outbreak is expected from the Lower Mississippi Valley and South into the Southeast. Thunderstorms could potentially produce intense and… Continue Reading

Weather Related Service Update: Heavy Snow Central United States

Major Storm to Bring Heavy Snow and Severe Thunderstorms to Central United States through the Weekend A major storm system will bring heavy snow to parts of the central Rockies and central High Plains Friday through Sunday. Strong winds will combine with snowfall rates of 1-2”per hour to produce near blizzard conditions. Southeast of the… Continue Reading

Weather Related Service Update: Winter Storm

Freight Market Update As a result of last week’s winter storms and below freezing temperatures affecting a significant portion of the country, in particular the South Central and Mid-West, there will be continued service disruptions across all modes of transportation this week. Due to this being one of the worst weather impacts since the 2014… Continue Reading