New Regulations For First Time CDL Applicants
The trucking industry is the backbone of the United States economy and workforce. There are currently 3.5 million drivers on the road and millions more working in warehouses, terminals, shipping offices and more. In total, it employs one out of […]Read more
RECENT BOL CHANGES AND HOW THEY ARE BEING RECEIVED INDUSTRY-WIDE: PART 2
As previously reported in our August blog post, on July 14, 2016, the National Motor Freight Traffic Association (NMFTA) issued a supplement to the National Motor Freight Classification (NMFC) to become effective on August 13, 2016. The supplement was to […]Read more
International Shipping: Intimidating, Yet Rewarding for Your Business
The world of transportation and logistics can appear very confusing to those outside the industry or for those attempting to break in to it. It is an industry mired in rules, regulations, terminology and high expectations. This is especially true […]Read more
HANJIN SHIPPING BANKRUPTCY UPDATE
The Hanjin Shipping bankruptcy continues to have worldwide impacts with legal battles over cost and equipment liabilities related to the bankruptcy playing out in the courts. But there is a glimmer of good news on the horizon. Hanjin filed for […]Read more
Speed Limiter Legislation Delayed (Again)
The NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) and FMCSA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration) is providing more details on its reasoning for extending the comment period (again) on the proposed speed limiter legislation. The FMCSA reported that the request from […]Read more
OOIDA TO CONGRESS: NO MANDATED SPEED LIMITERS PLEASE
OOIDA (Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association) asked on Oct 18th that the House Appropriations committee to remove the specific language for an upcoming bill that would then require a final decision to mandate speed limiters. This all started back in August […]Read more
Volume shipments and how they could reduce your freight costs.
What exactly is a volume shipment? We have all heard of the terms less than truck load and truck load. A volume shipment is somewhere in between the two. This generally happens when you have a shipment of 6 pallets […]Read more
Hanjin Shipping Files for Bankruptcy
South Korea’s largest container operator, Hanjin Shipping Co. filed for bankruptcy protection on Wednesday. The filing was one day after the company’s creditors decided to discontinue financial assistance of more than $896 million. The courts will decide whether Hanjin will […]Read more
Shippers Export Declaration: USPPI, is the responsible party the buyer, the seller, or neither?
When reporting exports, every so often the question about who is the USPPI arises. What is the USPPI you asked? The USPPI or the U.S. Principal Party in Interest is the person or legal entity in the United States that […]Read more
Are U.S East Coast Ports ready for the Panama Canal expansion?
On June 26th the newly widen Panama Canal opened its third lane that will be used to accommodate larger container ships. The Panama Canal Expansion doubled the capacity of the canal. Along with a new lane, the canal has enlarged […]Read more