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Archives for February 2015

FMCSA Expands Program: Mexico Trucks in the United States

Mexico USA little more than three years ago, FMCSA created a pilot program with 13 Mexico trucking companies. The pilot evaluated the safety and feasibility of allowing Mexico trucks to operate within the United States. On January 9, 2015, FMCSA announced the end of the pilot and the beginning of a permanent program. The announcement leaves many shippers asking themselves, “What does this change mean for me?” Here’s what you should know. » Read More

The Importance of Investing in People: How a Dynamic Workplace Culture Drives Success

The Importance of Investing in People: How a Dynamic Workplace Culture Drives Successy

Talent Update

It’s no secret that finding and retaining top talent in any industry is a challenge. This is especially true in the ever-changing world of supply chain management and logistics, but there is great growth opportunity. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in this field is expected to grow rapidly, as companies all over the world need skilled logistics experts to move their products efficiently, solve problems, and identify areas for improvement.
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Market Update: Transportation Industry News

Market Update: Transportation Industry News

Market-Updates Domestic

In the transportation industry, there are many moving parts that can impact your day-to-day operations. From monitoring carrier capacity and driver shortages to tracking diesel pricing and government regulations, staying current on the events in transportation means you will be better equipped to make knowledgeable business decisions and drive growth and efficiency into your supply chain. This month’s Market Update highlights key factors that impact the transportation industry in North America and will keep you up to speed on the latest news and topics that matter to your supply chain and business. » Read More

The Power of Flowers: Valentine’s Day Logistics & Statistics

Floral Transportation

If you plan on celebrating Valentine’s Day this weekend, chances are that a bouquet of flowers will play some role in your day. With millions of flowers bought by consumers every Valentine’s Day, there is little doubt that colorful, fragrant blooms are a hallmark of the holiday. » Read More

A Lockout Looms for the ILWU: Why it Might Happen, and What it Means for the Nation

A Lockout Looms for the ILWU: Why it Might Happen, and What it Means for the Nation


The situation at the U.S. West Coast (USWC) has reached a critical stage. Both the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) and International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) have been extremely vocal on their positions, yet no deal is in sight. The PMA has made it very clear that if productivity does not improve, they will be left with no choice but to lockout ILWU. So what does a lockout really mean, and what does history tell us?
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Swimming Against the Congestion Current

Swimming Against the Congestion Current

Congestion Blog

If we could eavesdrop on the freight industry’s water cooler conversations, chances are that we’d hear a lot about traffic congestion. Transportation managers deal with it and talk about it all the time, yet there is one vital aspect of this topic that they tend to overlook: how trucks idled by traffic snarls work against the fuel efficiencies that the industry is working hard to achieve. » Read More