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Archives for September 2012

Government Affairs Update: Customs Policy

Government Affairs

I recently attended the annual Government Affairs Conference with the National Customs Broker and Freight Forwarders Association of America (NCBFFA) in Washington D.C. If you’re like me, Washington D.C. and regulatory policy can seem very distant when you’re in the middle of the country, so it’s always helpful to meet regulators and elected officials face to face. For me, the highlight of the trip was a speech from Mr. Allen Gina, Assistant Commissioner for the Office of International Trade in Customs and Border Protection (CBP). We attended the Customs Committee meeting with CBP hosted by the NCBFFA, and my group visited with staff in the House of Representatives and Senate. » Read More

A Celebration of Trucking

Celebration of Trucking

On July 12, I spent the day with my family at the Walcott Truck Jamboree in Walcott, Iowa. My wife, Katie, and my children, Elsie and Curtis joined me in enjoying the biggest celebration of trucking in the country. » Read More

Take Time to Thank Professional Truck Drivers

National Truck Driver Appreciation Week

I am not a professional truck driver. I haven’t waved goodbye to my family and set out on the road for weeks. I haven’t missed holidays, weekends, birthdays, or anniversaries. I haven’t tried to put a heavy tarp over a flatbed load. I haven’t worried about driving a shipment 500 miles in a limited time, finding time to make check calls, and wanting a home cooked meal. » Read More

How Green Freight Europe is Mapping a Route to Sustainable Transport

Green Freight Europe

In Europe, any discussion that concerns the efficiency of logistics operations will almost certainly touch on sustainability. Despite the importance of green supply chains, however, most companies struggle to measure the environmental efficiency of their own, and their providers’, transportation networks. A new initiative will help to change this by giving freight managers the means to evaluate environmental performance and exchange green best practices. » Read More

It’s No Ride In the Park

Ride In the Park

In early June, C.H. Robinson employees, friends, and families participated in the annual MS150 charity bike tour. This was our company’s eighth year participating in the MS150—a two day ride from Duluth, MN, to the Minneapolis area, spanning 150 miles. Money raised during the tour goes to the Upper Midwest Chapter of the MS Society which helps families coping with the disease. » Read More