All Posts by Joe Lombardo


D.O.C.S. distribution operations control systems Nabisco Foods

By on Wednesday March 30th, 2016 in Joe in the Press, On Time Delivery, Supply Chain, Transportation Management Systems, Trucking. No Comments.

Mr. Andraski takes a stroll own memory lane with his LinkedIn update on an early  home grown carrier  communication  tool  that relied on external modems and the “persuading ” many carriers and pool distributors to invest in their first PC’s. At the time in the mid 1980’s, this stuff was leading edge. Joe,thanks for the […]


Electronic Logging Devices (ELD)

By on Monday March 14th, 2016 in Carrier Capacity, On Time Delivery, Preferred Shipper, Quotes, Supply Chain, Transport & Politics, Transportation Management Systems, Transportation Procurement, Trends, Trucking. No Comments.

Unless there is another delay, on December 18th, 2017 the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMSCA) will require all motor carriers to have ELD’s installed on their tractors. The FMSCA states “The ELD rule applies to motor carriers and drivers who are currently required to keep records of duty service (RODS) on paper or with […]


Shippers’ guide to the container weight mandate, Journal of Commerce, Dec 14, 2015

By on Wednesday January 27th, 2016 in Supply Chain, Trade, Transport & Politics, Transportation Procurement, Trends. No Comments.

Under new rules scheduled to take effect on July 01, 2016, shippers will have to  provide a signed, certified weight declaration for each  container,  to the ocean carrier and terminal.( A new SOLAS (Safety of Life at Sea convention of the International Maritime Organization or IMO) takes effect requiring shippers whose name appears on the […]


12 Things Thomas S. Albrecht,CFA Thinks About 2016

By on Saturday January 16th, 2016 in Carrier Capacity, LTL, Rail, Trends, Trucking. No Comments.

Thom is Managing Director, Transportation Equity Research for BB&T Capital Markets.  These thoughts are from BB&T’s January 13, 2016 Surface Transportation Report. Thom and his team do a fantastic job covering transportation for BB&T.   At the beginning of each year it’s fun to throw some thoughts out on what the year might look like. […]


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