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Upcoming Webinar: How Industry Leading Shippers Found Savings Beyond Rates

The true economic impact of COVID-19 and global shutdowns are still not known. As businesses continue to open around the world, we are forced to think about operations, logistics, and safety differently. Because all industries are being affected in some way or another, companies of all types and sizes must adjust and adapt their business strategies—for many this can feel overwhelming and costly. (more…)

From Exports to Delivery: Simplifying PPE Shipping

From small businesses to large corporations, many are navigating the complex world of importing personal protective equipment (PPE) for employees, family members, and customers as businesses reopen across the globe. (more…)

Working together to deliver medical supplies during a global pandemic

As COVID-19 spread across the globe, hundreds of companies, including many of our customers, had to rework supply chains and shift their focus to the urgent need of expediting personal protective equipment (PPE), hospital equipment, and other medical supplies. (more…)

2020 Marks 30 Years Working in Mexico: Then and Now

This year marks three successful decades of growing and working with customers and carriers in Mexico. Since 1990, when C.H. Robinson first opened an office in Monterrey, Mexico, the United States has since remained one of Mexico’s largest trading partners in the import and export business. (more…)

5 Reasons Why You Need a TMS to Build a Resilient Supply Chain

Are you looking to improve visibility, automation, and optimization to achieve a more resilient supply chain? Then a global transportation management system (TMS) should be a key part of your supply chain technology strategy. (more…)

FMCSA Issues Declaration on Proposed Hours of Service (HOS) Changes

Commercial truck drivers’ hours of service (HOS) have been in the news quite a bit recently with emergency changes due to COVID-19 in both Canada and the United States. Now the proposed HOS changes from August 2019 have received their final ruling from FMCSA. (more…)

What Your Business Needs to Know and Do About Tariff Exclusions

As COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc on the world economy, it’s prudent to find ways to keep your shipping business afloat by finding economic relief if and whenever possible. First off, being aware of the changing complexities of the China-U.S. trade war is essential.According to the Census Bureau’s Foreign Trade Statistics, China is one of our country’s largest trading partners, which means companies large and small are likely affected by the trade situation. (more…)

How to Leverage Gartner Research in Your TMS Vendor Evaluation

As you encounter various supply chain disruptions, from regional weather and traffic issues to the unprecedented global impacts of this pandemic, do you have the necessary agility, visibility, and risk management to keep your operations running during the unexpected? If not, a global transportation management system (TMS) can be your solution – but only if you select the right provider for your business. (more…)

Air Travel Demand and the Cargo Impact

A weekly staple in our house is bananas and most weeks buying bananas is uneventful.  As the primary grocery shopper in my family, I typically look for bananas transitioning from green to yellow.  Maybe they won’t taste great today, but within a day they should be ready to eat and we’ll have most of the week before the brown spots start to form. Occasionally I will be forced to choose between bananas that are either too green or too ripe. (more…)

What Is Retail Consolidation?

What Is Retail Consolidation & Is It Right for You? | C.H. Robinson

Handling ever-changing consumer and retailer demands can be overwhelming—especially if you’re working with multiple retailers across the country or the world. Maintaining inventory levels and optimizing order quantities, while keeping compliance requirements in mind, requires a strategic approach. If you’re currently shipping less than truckload (LTL) or underutilized truckload freight, a retail consolidation program might be the answer you need.

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5 Things to Look for in a Temperature-Controlled LTL Provider

Is Temperature Controlled LTL Right for Your Business?.Transportfolio

Whenever a product requires temperature-controlled shipping, a layer of complexity is automatically added. Maintaining a cold chain from start to finish requires a combination of collaboration and best practices. Due to current marketplace disruptions and changing consumer demands, major retailers continue to adjust inventory requirements, adding even more complexity. (more…)

Navigating Through the Disruption – An Oceania Perspective

Logistics has always been the backbone that silently keeps the world moving but, in this time of uncertainty, its importance has been magnified. COVID-19 has caused disruption globally to all business, in one way or another, and navigating this unprecedented time has highlighted many challenges. (more…)

Three supply chain lessons for businesses coping with COVID-19

As governments and healthcare agencies around the world work to stop the spread of the coronavirus, importers and exporters across 164 countries are struggling to manage the pandemic’s growing impact on their supply chains. (more…)

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Transport Canada COVID-19 Hours of Service (HOS) Emergency Declaration

On Wednesday, March 24, Transport Canada issued a COVID-19 Hours of Service emergency declaration. This declaration covers the identical 8 conditions that the U.S. emergency HOS declaration covers, but there are some important differences.

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FMCSA COVID-19 Hours of Service (HOS) Emergency Declaration

This post was updated April 9, 2020 to include FMCSA clarifications and expansions to their emergency declaration. 

On April 8, 2020 the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration expanded their emergency declaration that impacts Hours of Service (HOS) rules regulating the trucking industry. (more…)

Helping You Plan Ahead During the Coronavirus Outbreak

The coronavirus outbreak, which is severely affecting business operations around the globe, was recently declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization. C.H. Robinson continues to monitor the situation in the U.S. and globally, staying close to our contract carriers and discussing continuity plans in the event shipping trajectories need to be adjusted due to disruptions or closures at any ports. (more…)