Transportation Procurement


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 […]


Shippers having the long view? I beg to differ

By on Friday November 13th, 2015 in Carrier Capacity, Preferred Shipper, Supply Chain, Transportation Procurement, Trends, Trucking. No Comments.

I question if shippers really have ” long memories”?  Like wall street analysts, most shippers manage and plan to the short term albeit many times due to cost cutting pressure from the CFO and CEO. Will there be an avalanche of RFP’s in November, December, and first quarter of 2016 as shippers attempt to time […]


Shippers’ Transport Costs Rise Amid Capacity Crunch -Survey WSJ Article

By on Wednesday September 30th, 2015 in Carrier Capacity, On Time Delivery, Preferred Shipper, Supply Chain, Transportation Management Systems, Transportation Procurement, Trends, Trucking. No Comments.

Carriers have the upper hand in negotiating transportation rates with shippers as capacity tightens, a survey finds Article by Wall Street Journal,   Erica E. Phillips   09/29/2015 A capacity crunch in the transportation sector is driving up costs for manufacturers, retailers and suppliers, according to results from a survey published by Logistics Management. Excess capacity […]


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