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Rail Disruptions

Friday, December 2, 2022:  This morning President Biden signed legislation that imposes the tentative contract on the rail unions that did not ratify and could have went on strike 12/9/22. The legislation blocks a national strike by the rail unions. Congress has powers by law to block strikes involving transportation, it does not have that… Continue Reading


Ready to Finish Out 2022 Strong?

Here are some transportation, freight and logistics strategies to help finish 2022 stronger and prepare for success in 2023.  The last couple of years have been tough for shippers as they’ve navigated ongoing pandemic impacts, a labor shortage, rising transportation costs, capacity constraints and persistent supply chain challenges. These issues followed companies right into 2022… Continue Reading


Why You Should be Working with a Multimodal Transportation & Logistic Partner

As they continue to grapple with supply chain disruptions, labor shortages, rising freight costs and other uncertainties, companies need reliable logistics partners that can manage more than just one freight mode or transportation option. By serving as “one stop shops” for most of these companies’ transportation needs, multimodal partners help shippers work faster, save money… 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


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


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