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September 18th, 2016

How will Brexit impact Logistics?

There's a concern in the Logistics Industry as to what impact Brexit will have. This is not surprising since the UK has immense power as an importer and exporter due to the numerous treaties it has in place with countries around the world. Companies based in America and exporting from the UK, or wit…...
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September 7th, 2016

Panama Canal Expansion – How is it impacting shipping?

Just over a century ago, in 1914, the Panama Canal was originally opened. On June 26, 2016 the first container ship made its journey through the newly-expanded Panama Canal. What makes this significant isn’t simply that there are now three lanes in the Canal. It’s the capacity of the larger ships th…...
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July 26th, 2016

Electronic Logging Devices - The New ELD Requirement

Commercial drivers have been required to maintain detailed paper logs since 1938. However, in December, 2015 the FMCSA issued a new mandate requiring Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs). This new mandate requires that ELDs replace paper logs by December 2017, which allows only 2 years for drivers to b…...
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July 5th, 2016

Hours of Service and the 34-hour restart: What’s the big deal?

What are Hours of Service (HOS) rules? The Hours of Service rules for drivers of property-carrying vehicles spell out exactly when breaks are required and how a daily and weekly duty cycle starts and stops. These rules are designed to increase roadway safety and to prevent or minimize crashes invol…...
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June 5th, 2016

CSA—Concerns expressed… So what’s happening now?

So far in this series we’ve discussed what CSA is, how CSA scores are derived, and who’s impacted by CSA and how.This week we discuss concerns expressed about CSA and what’s happening with it now. Concerns expressed The flaws in the CSA program are mostly centered on the methodology FMCSA uses to …...
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