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

Odyssey Overland and Linden Bulk Transportation LLC Honored

The DOW Chemical Company (DOW) has honored two Odyssey subsidiaries, Odyssey Overland and Linden Bulk Transportation LLC, with their Emergency Capacity Coverage Award and 2018 Service Provider Appreciation Award, respectively. These awards exemplify Odyssey’s commitment to providing the highest level of service in challenging markets, and we are proud to be recipients of these prestigious… Continue Reading

Drayage Capacity Update

Much has been written lately about the domestic trucking capacity problem.  The strong economy combined with the aging driver population and increasing regulations have made finding domestic capacity challenging for many cargo types and lanes. While the shortage has been evident in domestic long haul and bulk truck segments, capacity for the drayage of international shipments… Continue Reading

FMCSA Seeks Feedback on Current Hours of Service Regulations for Potential Reform

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced Tuesday, August 21, 2018 that it is seeking public feedback and relevant data from industry stakeholders to determine if certain hours of service (HOS) revisions may alleviate unnecessary burdens placed on drivers while maintaining safety on our nation’s highways and roads. The… Continue Reading

High Over-the-Road Rates are Expected to Continue

Over halfway through the 2018 calendar year, U.S shippers can see no end in sight for high trucking rates. As summer marches onward and the capacity crunch tightens under continually rising demand, shippers are being hit by record high rates and pricing. For the week that ended on June 23rd, DAT Solutions reported all-time highs… Continue Reading

2017 GoalZero Performance Award – Lyondellbasell

Linden Bulk Transportation LLC, a subsidiary of Odyssey Logistics & Technology Corporation, was the only carrier to receive the 2017 GoalZERO Performance Award from LyondellBasell at their annual safety conference. GoalZERO is a program developed by the LyondellBasell team to help cultivate a workplace free from injuries, incidents and defects. For carriers, the GoalZERO Performance Award… Continue Reading

North America Tank Truck Capacity UPDATE: March 2018

The following document provides information about the status and outlook of North American Tank Truck capacity, as well as some recommendations on how to manage in the current environment to help secure capacity and control costs:

“Platooning”: Trucks Pair Up to Gain Fuel Economies & Preserve the Environment

The next time you’re driving down the highway and notice two tractor trailers driving a little too close to one another, technology could be playing a role in helping those two vehicles work together as they lumber down the road. Through a concept known as “platooning,” carriers are combining forward-collision avoidance systems with vehicle-to-vehicle communication… Continue Reading

ELD Final Rule Compliance Date FAQ

As of December 18th, any commercial vehicle weighing over 10,000 pounds with an engine model year of 2000 or newer must be equipped with an FMCSA-approved electronic logging device (ELD). This mandate represents Phase 2 of the FMSCSA’s phased-in ELD compliance requirements. Here are five things to know about this new development: Why was this… Continue Reading