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Moving into 2015 with Reflections on the Top Posts from 2014

Moving into 2015 with Reflections on the Top Posts from 2014

New Year 2015

You’re familiar with the fast paced environment and fluctuating circumstances in the logistics and transportation industry, so it’s no surprise that 2014 was full of change. As an industry, we’re in a different place than where we were a year ago, even mere months ago. Take, for instance, one of the most downloaded C.H. Robinson white papers in the early part of 2014, Truckload Fuel Surcharges: How They Work and What They Cost. Not long ago, the topic of fuel prices was probably at the forefront of your mind. Now, you are likely keeping close tabs on government regulations and capacity issues. Based on your responses and feedback, here are the posts that impacted you most in 2014.

What Do Recent HOS Changes Mean for 2015? provided a synopsis of the changes to the hours of service (HOS) regulations that passed in Congress. If you have lingering questions about what these new laws mean for you, your freight, or your business, this post is a great place to start.

Like dominoes, bad weather can lead to delays and disrupt supply chains across the country. The 8 tips in How Bad Weather Can Take Supply Chains by Storm—and How You Can Prepare gave advice to help you develop a plan to deal with the most common issues that arise with capacity and rates when delays hit your supply chain.

First coverage of the potential West Coast port strike, in What’s Your Plan if There’s a West Coast Port Strike?, included several options to consider in the event that the strike occurred. The follow up to that post, West Coast Port Strike Update, discussed the issue more, including the financial impact the strike could have had on shippers, carriers, retailers, and consumers.

You might be interested, too, in what the carrier community deemed as trending topics. In The Road: A Look Back at 2014, the three most popular posts—according to carriers, drivers, and owner-operators—highlight technology, industry changes, and the driver shortage.

While it remains to be seen what will come in 2015, we’ll stay on top of the ever-changing matters that impact you. Are there any topics that you’d like to see covered here? Leave a comment and let us know. We want to help you accelerate your advantage and give your supply chain a competitive edge by giving you relevant information about the issues that matter to you.