Severe Weather Alert: Tropical Storm Barry

Thursday, July 11, 2019: New Orleans has been inundated with heavy rains associated with the developing storm system in the Gulf of Mexico which is forecast to intensify to hurricane strength by Friday. The system has already caused widespread flooding along with many road closures and delays at the ports and rails. Container and breakbulk… Continue Reading

Commitment to Safe Logistics

Here’s how the world’s logistics and supply chain organizations are showing their commitment to safe logistics —both onsite and on the road. Whether they’re delivering products via the world’s oceans, driving them from town to town, or storing them in a warehouse for last-mile deliveries, today’s logistics and transportation companies are focusing on their commitment… Continue Reading

Severe Weather Alert: Multiple Tornadoes & Flash Flooding From Texas to Missouri

As many as 19 tornadoes reportedly impacted central Oklahoma, Texas, Missouri and Arkansas Monday, 05/20/2019.  The severe weather brought destructive high-speed winds, heavy rain and large hail. Flash flood emergencies have been issues for areas in the impacted zone: The National Weather Service warns that the severe thunderstorms with tornadoes and heavy rain threat… Continue Reading

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

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

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