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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 […]


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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