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Archives for December 2011

3 Supply Chain Strategies for 2012

Strategies for 2012

How are you preparing your supply chain business for 2012? It’s important to create a strategic plan for the year ahead. When you create a plan, ensure it takes into account the lessons in adaptability learned from managing the volatility of the past year. As you plan for 2012, here are a few proactive approaches you can take to stay nimble and competitive. » Read More

Final HOS Rule: What You Need to Know

Hours of Service

Today, FMCSA released the final Hours of Service (HOS) rule. After a summer of much speculation and discussion, it appears the major changes are:

  1. Inclusion of two 1:00 a.m. to 5:00 a.m. windows in the 34 hour restart
  2. A mandatory 30 minute break within the first 8 hours of driving

These two provisions are slated for a July 1, 2013 compliance date. » Read More

C.H. Robinson Gives Back in a Huge Way this Holiday Season

Holiday Season

Holidays are a busy time of year not only for our business, but also for our communities. This holiday season, C.H. Robinson employees were busy supporting a variety of organizations that help families in need. The generosity of our employees is appreciated and continues to help make our community a better place to live. Here are a few examples of what our offices are doing in their communities. » Read More

5 Practical Approaches for Transportation To and From India

Moving freight in and out of India

India is one of the fastest growing economies in the world. With an average GDP growth rate of 6%, this is a nation to pay attention to. Rapid economic growth, market demand, and business expansion motivates buyers to move freight in and out of India. This is a hot area as companies continue to expand their sourcing and marketing global footprint. » Read More

How to Advocate for Your Interests in Washington

Washington

From the outside looking in, the policymaking process can seem confusing, impenetrable, and time-consuming. However, because of the potential for significant policy changes in freight transportation, I recommend getting involved in what’s happening in Washington. I recently spoke to customers on this topic at TMC’s Interactive Client Forum in Chicago—an educational event for their clients to discuss industry challenges, best practices, and the future direction of services and technology. » Read More