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Tips for Choosing the Right Warehouse

Warehouse space is in big demand as companies adjust to the uptick in e-commerce orders, ongoing labor constraints and other pandemic-driven fulfillment challenges.  “As retailers and logistics companies try to stockpile goods to hedge against supply chain problems, they are facing a new challenge: In many parts of the United States, there is little to… 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


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


Analytics-driven technology helps mitigate capacity issues

Tank truck carriers, bulk shippers can enlist increasingly intelligent systems to improve supply-chain efficiency, collaboration Everyone in transportation feels the pain, but the growing driver and capacity shortages are hitting many bulk transporters particularly hard. For instance, the petroleum-hauling tank truck industry experienced a 41.6% reduction in qualified driver applicants and a 23.3% reduction in… Continue Reading


Market Dynamics of Bulk Shipping

The market dynamics we’re seeing in bulk shipping are the most extreme since Odyssey’s inception. We’ve experienced a great deal of change, but this current environment of driver and capacity shortages is more challenging – especially for our bulk clients. Fortunately, we have a new solution – but first, let’s look at the scope of… 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


NMFC 2021 Classification Changes

To our valued customers, In our efforts to provide the most pertinent information regarding your logistics operations, we are sharing the recently proposed FCDC (Freight Classification Development Council) changes to the current NMFC (National Motor Freight Classification) standards in which all LTL freight is classified. In order to determine if any of your current freight’s… Continue Reading


High Demand for Transportation Capacity is Impacting Shippers Worldwide

With more companies stocking up “just in case,” the demand for global transportation, warehousing, and storage capacity is at the highest it’s been all year. As more companies pivot their “just in time” inventory management and distribution models back to more traditional “just in case” approaches, the shift is having a profound impact on transportation… Continue Reading


CVSA’s International Roadcheck: September 9-11, 2020

CVSA’s annual three-day International Roadcheck is scheduled for September 9-11, 2020 The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) previously postponed International Roadcheck will take place September 9-11, 2020. This Roadcheck is the largest enforcement program on commercial motor vehicles in the world. During this time, CVSA-certified inspectors conduct compliance, enforcement and educational initiatives.  This year’s focus… Continue Reading


CVSA’s Brake Safety Week: August 23-29, 2020

Brake Safety Week Begins Sunday 8/23/2020 The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) Operation Airbrake Program’s Brake Safety Week is scheduled for Sunday, August 23 through Saturday, August 29. There will also be an additional unannounced one-day safety check sometime during the remainder of the year. During these inspections periods, CVSA officials will conduct roadside safety… Continue Reading