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

Safety Checks

Keeping North America’s highways and byways safer with a combination of announced and unannounced safety checks. Commercial motor vehicle enforcement personnel in Canada and the United States conducted more than 62,000 driver and vehicle safety inspections on large trucks and buses during the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) 30th annual International Roadcheck in June.    During… Continue Reading

Operation Safe-Driver Week: Oct. 15-21

In an effort to combat unsafe driving behaviors by both truckers and passenger cars, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) have joined forces to promote “Operation Safe-Driver Week.” Beginning on Oct. 15th and carrying on until the 21st, law enforcement nation-wide will begin a campaign of heavily increased… Continue Reading

Severe Weather Alert: Transportation Impacts 09/12/2017

Irma weakened to a tropical depression Monday night, with 35 mph winds and heavy rainfall as it continued northwest along its path. As Florida begins to assess damage left by Irma, officials in Georgia expanded the state of emergency to include all counties as the state grappled with flooding and power outages. Despite Irma’s westward… Continue Reading

Severe Weather Alert: Transportation Impacts 09/11/2017

As Hurricane Irma lays its assault on the Florida peninsula, it threatens the region’s primary commerce corridors with tropical conditions forecasted to reach Memphis and Charlotte over the next few days. Also, Harvey relief efforts may be impacted by the latest storm. Recovery from both systems could last months. Transportation Mode Updates from Carrier Assessments… Continue Reading

Severe Weather Alert: Transportation Impacts 09/08/2017

The catastrophic flooding that followed Hurricane Harvey had a major impact on families and businesses in Texas and parts of Louisiana. Over the past two weeks much work has been done to restore service in the affected areas but there remains progress to be made, particularly in places like Houston where the damage was significant…. Continue Reading

Severe Weather Alert: Transportation Impacts 09/07/2017

Recovery efforts are ongoing in Texas-Louisiana and travel remains limited in some areas. Progress is evident in the reopening of terminals, quick repairs to rail lines, and a return to more normal vessel operations. However, a long, costly road to recovery lies ahead. In anticipation of Hurricane Irma, some service has been disrupted in Florida…. Continue Reading

Hurricane Harvey: Transportation Impacts 09/05/2017

Texas continues to assess the destruction of Hurricane Harvey more than a week after its initial landfall. Neighborhoods remain severely flooded and thousands of people remained in shelters through the storm-ravaged parts of Texas and Louisiana. Transportation Mode Updates from Carrier Assessments Freight activity has resumed in some parts of the affected area, with drivers… Continue Reading

Hurricane Harvey: Transportation Impacts 09/01/2017

The Texas Coast and parts of western Louisiana have been left in dire conditions one week after Hurricane Harvey made its initial landfall, devastating the region. Record rainfall inundated the area since Friday and the long-term consequences have yet to be realized as companies check in on staff, assess damage, and prepare for recovery. Transportation… Continue Reading

Hurricane Harvey: Transportation Impacts 08/31/2017

Hurricane Harvey has caused widespread flooding and wind destruction along the Texas Coast and western Louisiana over the past several days. The system knocked out power, displaced residents, and closed major roads, all of which have forced commercial vehicle operations to curtail or halt activity in the region. Service delays and disruptions may continue indefinitely… Continue Reading