Last December, the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate went into effect for the broader carrier community, marking a change in how professional truck drivers and commercial motor carriers log hours of service (HOS). The federal ELD mandate, which states that fleets previously using paper logbooks needed to equip their trucks with ELDs, went into full [...]
A Brief Introduction to China Customs: How It Works in Shanghai | Transportfolio It surprises many China exporters to discover that there is no single customs entity in China, and no unified customs export processes, standards, and requirements across the country. Each Customs office has its requirements, and exporters need to learn the requirements for [...]
A Customs Audit May Be Closer Than You Think | Transportfolio U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is stepping up enforcement of import trade compliance. As more and more companies are experiencing a Focused Assessment, you have to wonder whether your company might be next. Here’s a primer on who’s likely to be audited, and [...]
Updates and adjustments to global trade programs have been capturing headlines and creating uncertainty for several months. Even with NAFTA negotiations moving into 2018, there are still other possible global trade updates on the horizon that shippers should keep an eye on. Here’s a brief check-in on two important global trade programs that are on [...]
Don’t Wait Until December: Get Ready for ELD Compliance Now | C.H. Robinson As the deadline for the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate draws nearer, there are fewer roadblocks to stop it from happening. By December, you will likely be implementing ELDs rather than using paper logs—if you haven’t already. Start preparing your business now [...]
Preparing for ELDs: Changes Shippers Can Make Today | Transportfolio The holidays aren’t the only thing looming on the horizon. For many in our industry, electronic logging devices (ELDs) are a hot topic because there is not consensus on the magnitude of impact implementation will have on capacity. It’s important to remember that the hours [...]
ELD Implementation: Lessons Learned From a Carrier Perspective | The Road As December 18 draws closer, many carriers are currently facing important decisions about electronic logging devices (ELDs) in order to comply with the federal mandate. My company, Transport America, was at the same point four years ago.
Out-of-Service ELD Enforcement: 3 Things to Know | The Road On August 28, 2017, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) announced that out-of-service orders regarding ELD compliance will not be enforced until April 2018. CVSA works with state-level law enforcement departments to enforce transportation policy.
The ONE20 ELD Offering: Is It Right for Your Business? | The Road With roughly five months to go until the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate is implemented, many carriers are in the process of choosing the right ELD for their business. In some cases, especially for small carriers and owner-operators, the cost of compliance [...]
New Report Recommends CSA Program Overhaul: What Now? | Transportfolio Hot off the presses, the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) released the widely anticipated report on the Compliance Safety and Accountability program. This report was required by Congress as part of the FAST Act signed by President Obama in December 2015.