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National Truck Driver Appreciation Week

#NTDAW September 8-14, 2019 is National Truck Driver Appreciation Week.  During this week, America takes the time to honor all 3.5 million professional men and women truck drivers for their hard work and commitment to delivering goods safely, securely and on time. Odyssey Logistics and Technology and all of our subsidiaries believe truck driver appreciation… Continue Reading


Electronic Logging Device Mandate

6 Things You Might Not Know About the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) Mandate With the final Electronic Logging Device (ELD) mandate coming later this year, and with Canada now implementing a similar law in 2021, shippers should be thinking about how these new regulations impact their transportation flows and logistics processes. At a time when… 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


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


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


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


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