regulations

Updated ELD Mandate Implementation Could Affect Freight Capacity

September 7, 2017 Comments Off on Updated ELD Mandate Implementation Could Affect Freight Capacity
As mentioned in our previous blog post, complying with the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate will have a big impact on transportation and logistics. On August 28, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) announced that enforcement of the new ELD regulations will now be applied in a phased-in approach. Beginning December 18, 2017, the majority Read More

15 Items That Could Require Hazmat Shipping

April 13, 2017 Comments Off on 15 Items That Could Require Hazmat Shipping
The U.S. Department of Transportation classifies hazardous materials (hazmat) by their ability to pose an unreasonable risk to health, safety, and property during transportation through the supply chain. At press time, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHSMA) reported 2016 statistics with 5,578 in-transit hazmat incidents, causing $56,025,026 in damages. Each hazardous material belongs to one of the following classes: Class 1 Read More

Hazmat Compliance Basics for Shippers

April 6, 2017 Comments Off on Hazmat Compliance Basics for Shippers
The world of hazmat compliance is vast and complicated. There are many responsibilities placed on manufacturers, shippers and carriers – with some overlapping to ensure quality control. Hazmat safety is incredibly important; when a hazardous material is not packaged, marked and transported properly, everybody is at risk. The Department of Transportation (DOT), Federal Motor Carrier Read More

Retail Fuel Deregulation in Mexico Leads to Early Stage Investment by BP

March 30, 2017 Comments Off on Retail Fuel Deregulation in Mexico Leads to Early Stage Investment by BP
On March 10, 2017, Mexico announced the opening of the first internationally branded retail fuel station in well over 50 years. Prior to 2017, retail fuel sales in Mexico were monopolized by state-owned PEMEX. British oil company BP’s pioneer fuel station is situated north of Mexico City in Satélite. The company plans to “invest in the growing Mexican retail fuel and convenience Read More

How Shippers Could Help Offset the Impacts of the ELD Mandate

March 8, 2017 1
There’s been a lot of talk about how carrier companies and drivers must adjust their practices once the new electronic logging device (ELD) mandate goes into effect on December 18, 2017. Did you know shippers and receivers will be affected as well? As always, the trucking industry is a two-way street. As drivers adjust to Read More

10 FAQs About the ELD Mandate Every Carrier and Shipper Should Know

March 1, 2017 Comments Off on 10 FAQs About the ELD Mandate Every Carrier and Shipper Should Know
The electronic logging device (ELD) mandate will go into effect beginning December 18, 2017. By that time, many large-scale trucking companies will have already implemented ELDs across their operation. However, many smaller trucking companies have yet to install such devices on their trucks. 1. What are some key components of the ELD mandate? Use of ELDs is Read More

Decoding Electronic Logging Device Terminology

February 7, 2017 5
Electronic logging devices (ELDs) are intented to help create a safer work environment for drivers. In addition, ELDs simplify and provide accuracy for managing, tracking and sharing records of duty status (RODS). According to government regulations, ELDs must be installed or utilized on all required commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) that must maintain RODS. The ELD mandate goes into effect on Read More

7 Steps to Creating Driver-friendly Shipping and Receiving Locations

December 27, 2016 4
HOS (hours of service) regulations limit drivers to 14 hours of on-duty time each day. Most drivers try to spend as much of that time as possible on the road with a loaded trailer. However, a driver’s service hours include time spent at a shipper or receiver facility processing paperwork or waiting to be loaded or unloaded. Shippers and receivers can do Read More

National Transportation Safety Board 2017 Most Wanted List

December 15, 2016 Comments Off on National Transportation Safety Board 2017 Most Wanted List
Every two years, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) creates a list that represents its top ten priorities for the next two years. Designed to draw awareness and create support for the board’s most-needed changes to transportation safety, the Most Wanted List is a great starting point for understanding improvements that may be implemented in the Read More

Cross-border Freight: Understanding the Canadian eManifest for Carriers

December 8, 2016 Comments Off on Cross-border Freight: Understanding the Canadian eManifest for Carriers
Beginning January 11, 2016, the Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) enacted updated regulatory amendments supporting its eManifest requirements. This change impacts cross-border carriers in a big way, including possible monetary penalties for carriers who do not comply with the requirements. The amendment also requires freight forwarders to electronically transmit advance house bill data. What are the requirements Read More