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4 Supply Chain Pivots to Make Now

With the peak holiday shipping season right around the corner and no immediate end in sight to the current supply chain woes, shippers should be sharpening their pencils and preparing for more disruption through the end of 2021 and into 2022. According to Transport Topics, the shipping industry is already in various forms of panic… 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


Brake Safety Week Set for August 22-28, 2021

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) annual Brake Safety Week is scheduled for Sunday, August 22nd through Saturday, August 28th, 2021. Throughout that week, officials across North America will conduct standard inspections on commercial vehicles focusing on brake systems and components with an extra emphasis on brake hoses/tubing. Any vehicles inspected with a brake-related violation… Continue Reading


Top Summer Supply Chain Trends to Watch 

Here’s what shippers can expect for the peak summer shipping season and some tips on how to manage the current transportation marketplace volatility. With the national economy coming back to life, e-commerce sales hitting new highs, and the labor shortage in full swing, the summer of 2021 looks to be like none other when it… Continue Reading


Operation Safe Driver Week Set for July 11-17, 2021

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) Operation Safe Driver Week is scheduled for Sunday, July 11th through Saturday, July 17th, 2021. Similar to last year’s event along with last month’s International Roadcheck, CVSA officials will be on the lookout for commercial motor vehicle drivers and passenger vehicle drivers that are engaging in unsafe driving and… 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


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


CVSA’s Operation Safe Driver Week: July 12-18

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) Operation Safe Driver Week, July 12-18, 2020, will continue as scheduled. During that week, law enforcement across North American will be actively monitoring unsafe driver behavior. The most common unsafe behaviors are distracted driving, failure to use a seatbelt, following too closely, improper lane change, reckless or aggressive driving,… Continue Reading


CVSA’s Brake Safety Week

Brake Safety Week Begins Sunday 9/15/2019 The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) Brake Safety Week is scheduled for mid-September. Between Sunday, September 15 through Saturday, September 21, CVSA officials will conduct roadside safety inspections on commercial vehicles throughout North America. Any Commercial vehicles with critical brake violations, or other inspection violations will be restricted from… Continue Reading