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Archives for May 2013

Getting the Most out of TMS

Global TMS

Shippers capture the most value from transportation management systems (TMS) when they exploit the technology’s unlimited strategic potential. And much of that potential resides in the analytical tools that come with each solution. How do shippers make sure that a TMS suite has the analytical horsepower they need to deliver on their high-level goals?  » Read More

How Will the Hours of Service Changes Impact You?

Hours of Service Changes

Hours of Service (HOS) changes announced in December 2011 are scheduled to go into effect on July 1, 2013. As this date gets closer, here is a summary of the impending changes:

-Within the 34 hour restart, a driver will only be able to use the restart once a week.

-Similarly, the 34 hour restart will need to include two 1 a.m. to 5 a.m. time periods. » Read More

The 3 Common Misconceptions about Cross-Border Shipping

Cross-Border Shipping

Nearshoring, the act of transferring manufacturing and production lines away from its foreign location and closer to the United States, is increasing in popularity. More U.S. parties show significant interest in better understanding the cross-border shipping process. The increased interest has exposed many misconceptions within the shipping community, which otherwise cloud the fundamentals of cross-border transportation. Clarifying these assumptions helps improve efficiencies, increase visibility, and grow U.S./Mexico trade relationships. Listed below are three common and incorrect assumptions shippers make about the cross-border shipping process. » Read More