Supply Chain


National Truck Driver Appreciation Week 2016 Sept. 11 to Sept 16 ATA Press Release

By on Sunday September 11th, 2016 in Carrier Capacity, Quotes, Supply Chain, Trade, Transport & Politics, Trends, Trucking. No Comments.

Time of the year to say thank you to the professional truck drivers of America.   ATA Opens National Truck Driver Appreciation Week Celebration of America’s 3.5 Million Professional Truck Drivers Starts Today   Arlington, Va. – Today, American Trucking Associations kicked off National Truck Driver Appreciation Week to celebrate the trucking industry’s 3.5 million professional […]


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 […]


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