Transport & Politics


California’s recent action against two brokers set a new enforcement precedent

By on Sunday April 29th, 2018 in Carrier Capacity, Supply Chain, Transport & Politics, Trends, Trucking. No Comments.

Post by Freight Waves,  on 4/27/2018 by John Kingston Executive Editor, www.freightwaves.com Amazing it makes me wonder why any out of state broker or carrier does business in that state.  $100,000.00 and $52,000.00 fines.   The recent actions taken against Roadrunner Transportation Systems and Marten Logistics by the state of California were not just lessons […]


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 […]


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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