Appeals court denies truck drivers greater reputation protection

The Supply Chain Journal

In ruling that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is not considered a consumer reporting agency — even though the FMCSA falls under the jurisdiction of the Federal Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) — the U.S. Department of Transportation and FMCSA.

Hours-of-service waiver issued in wake of pipeline cyberattack

The Supply Chain Journal

Federal regulators issued on Sunday an emergency work-rule exemption for truck drivers and motor carriers as a result of the Colonial Pipeline shutdown. Those regulations include hours-of-service rules.


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Hours-of-service waiver issued in wake of pipeline cyberattack

The Supply Chain Journal

Federal regulators issued on Sunday an emergency work-rule exemption for truck drivers and motor carriers as a result of the Colonial Pipeline shutdown. Those regulations include hours-of-service rules.

Long-awaited Hours-of-Service (HoS) rule changes may be put on hold following a legal challenge filed last week

DAT Solutions

Late last week the Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Parents Against Tired Truckers (PATT) and Citizens for Reliable and Safe Highways (CRASH) filed a petition with the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit seeking to invalidate proposed HoS rule changes. Market Update

DoorDash offering on-demand alcohol delivery to 100M customers worldwide

The Supply Chain Journal

In yet another expansion of its offerings, the massive delivery service provider announced Monday that it is now offering on-demand delivery of wine, beer and spirits via DoorDash Marketplace. states and the District of Columbia, Canada and Australia.

State Legalization of Marijuana: Impact on Transportation and Warehousing?

Talking Logistics

Editor’s Note: “Above the Fold” is a new segment on Talking Logistics where we spend a couple of minutes discussing a headline or two from last week’s supply chain and logistics news and raise a question for you to answer. Recreational use of marijuana is now legal in 10 states plus the District of Columbia , and in 2018, 21 states considered bills that would legalize adult-use marijuana.

Texas tops list for truck driver drug/alcohol violations

The Supply Chain Journal

New data released by the federal Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse shows Texas topping the list of number of registered truck drivers with a positive drug and/or alcohol test violation but Louisiana ranking highest in violation rates based on number of employers.

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Navistar pays $50M to settle military vehicle pricing fraud allegations

The Supply Chain Journal

Marines for suspension systems on armored military vehicles, clearing another issue ahead of its merger with Volkswagen AG’s TRATON Group. Department of Justice accused Navistar Defense of making false and misleading statements during price negotiations and a resulting audit.

Federal money earmarked for truck safety in FY21 tops $380M

The Supply Chain Journal

The most recent grants, awarded by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to state agencies and educational facilities in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. regulators announced on Wednesday $76.

This Week in Logistics News (July 30 – August 5)

Logistics Viewpoints

Somehow, Halloween is (sort of) right around the corner, and a lack of raw ingredients for candy are making things more scary than a haunted house. Port of New York and New Jersey sets container fee. Cargo begins clogging Port of Los Angeles amid railroad worker shortage.

200% duties on Chinese chassis ‘really big win’ for US manufacturers

The Supply Chain Journal

Chinese manufacturers of container chassis will be facing duties on sales into the U.S. of more than 200% for the next five years following a final finding by the Department of Commerce. The finding is good news for the five major manufacturers of intermodal chassis in the U.S.:

Highway groups sue FCC over Wi-Fi safety band decision

The Supply Chain Journal

The Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITS America) and the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) have sued federal regulators for reallocating Wi-Fi spectrum that had been reserved for transportation communications including truck platooning.

This Week in Logistics News (April 30 – May 6)

Logistics Viewpoints

Czinger claims the 21C has a top speed of over 280 miles per hour. While all of this technology sounds pretty amazing, it should be said that this type of performance comes with a price tag. An RFID system consists of a tiny radio transponder, a radio receiver, and transmitter.

Consider freight consolidation for food service needs

The Supply Chain Journal

This summer is shaping up to be one of the hottest — for food logistics that is. After a long hiatus, restaurants and hospitality vendors are firing up the grills, bracing once again for the heat of the summertime rush.

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The Zero-Emission Trailer Solves Challenges of Electric TRU

The Supply Chain Journal

It is time for the industry to address another culprit of urban emissions: Transport Refrigeration Units (TRUs). The regulations will apply to any TRU that is sold or operated in the state, regardless of where they are based.

Careful carrier selection provides pathway for shippers to reduce carbon footprint

The Supply Chain Journal

Once considered something of a niche interest, sustainability has gone mainstream. This is great news for the health of the planet, but it does mean shippers and carriers alike will need to be more cognizant of their carbon footprints and take actions to reduce them.

Ohi nabs $19 million for delivery in under 20 minutes

The Supply Chain Journal

E-commerce fulfillment company Ohi announced on Wednesday the completion of a $19 million Series A funding round, which the company says it will use to begin offering delivery in under 20 minutes. That level of convenience is another trend that’s been stymying online sellers throughout 2021.

Online grocery platform Misfits Market nabs $225 million Series C-1

The Supply Chain Journal

Walmart , Instacart and Uber , a trio of well-established companies with dedicated user bases, are currently leading the race, but as the grocery delivery wars heat up, there’s a fourth player that looks ready to throw its hat into the ring.

FreightWaves Classics: Emery Worldwide dominated air freight forwarding for 40+ years

The Supply Chain Journal

Though he tried to go back to his former employer, Railway Express Agency, company managers did not show any interest in his vision of an air forwarding service. By the mid-1950s, Emery had 30 branches in 18 states and the District of Columbia. The beginning.

LaserShip Buys OnTrac: What Parcel Shippers Should Know

Intelligent Audit

Standards and opportunities in logistics appear to be changing as LaserShip has now purchased OnTrac, notes Jennifer Smith of The Wall Street Journal , to expand operations with plans on creating a national parcel carrier that will help the two companies grow and stay competitive.

Hurricane Florence Update: Impacts, Forecasts, and Operational Best Practices


Supply Chain Impact and Potential Disruptions: As early as Wednesday, September 12, as a safety precaution, operations at Charleston International Airport in South Carolina and Port of Wilmington in North Carolina were halted until further notice. The Port of Charleston will also be closed starting Thursday, September 13, with the possibility of reopening on Sunday. The eastbound lanes of several major highways have been shut to accommodate motorists travelling inland.

What would a vehicle mileage tax mean for ride-share?

The Supply Chain Journal

government hasn’t raised the federal tax rate of 18.4 Just last week , the Highway Trust Fund , which supports road construction and mass transit, ran out of money, saved only by a 30-day extension of funding. The state of same-day delivery.

Long controversial and now cooking, LaserShip rides the parcel-delivery wave

The Supply Chain Journal

The dot-com boom of the late 1990s eventually pushed the Vienna, Virginia-based concern into the parcel-delivery world. Privately held LaserShip’s ground-delivery network spans 23 states in the East and Midwest, as well as the District of Columbia.

What is Supply Chain Compliance and Why is it Important?


It’s one of our top six trends we’re following in 2019, and we have decades of experience in this area. But, in this article, our focus for supply chain compliance touches on the importance of barcode and labeling requirements. A barcode is more than a combination of black and white stripes. of your barcode. A detailed report of barcode results, along with suggestions from our experts on how to improve. District of Columbia.

4 Food and Beverage Manufacturing Trends on Tap for 2020

USC Consulting Group

In the 1990s, for instance, “fat free” or “reduced fat” was all the rage, evidenced by the variety of products with such descriptions featured in bold typeface on cartons, cardboard and boxes. Health and nutrition never goes out of style.

Ace Hardware International Implements Blue Ridge Supply Chain Planning

Blue Ridge

Tweet this Additionally, Ace International saw significant value in the ability of Blue Ridge’s cloud-native technology to more accurately predict and forecast customer demand patterns, manage long lead times, and significantly improve internal collaboration and visibility with anytime, anywhere access. Its retailers' stores are located in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and approximately 60 countries.

Hurricane Florence Update: Impacts, Forecasts, and Operational Best Practices


Last week we published this breakdown of what to expect from Florence, as well as a list of best practices to help businesses defend their operations from the elements. Parts of I-95 could remain flooded through the weekend, cutting off access to Wilmington. Storm surge remains one of the biggest risks, and residents in the Carolinas are being warned of flood threats well into the rest of the week.

This Week in Logistics News (May 8 – 14)

Logistics Viewpoints

It met at Congress Hall in Philadelphia, PA and in Washington, DC from March 4, 1799, to March 4, 1801, during the last two years of John Adams’ presidency. Hours-of-service waiver issued in wake of pipeline cyberattack.

Columbus Day/Indigenous Peoples’ Day 2021

Enterra Insights

Children schooled in the middle of last century grew up reciting the phrase, “In fourteen hundred ninety-two, Columbus sailed the ocean blue.” ” It made the year 1492 one of the most memorable dates in history. ”[1] The rest of that history is pretty dark.

FreightWaves Classics: License plates began in France in 1893

The Supply Chain Journal

Saturday, August 14 marked the 128th anniversary of the passage of the Paris Police Ordinance. Because of the 1893 ordinance, France was the first country to mandate motor vehicle registration. In the United States, the earliest licensing of autos began in New York in 1901.

Can Officers and Employees be Held Personally Liable for Customs Violations?

CH Robinson Transportfolio

and its owner were found guilty by the Court of International Trade (CIT) in 2011 for violating 19 U.S.C. 1592 for the undervaluation of imported merchandise. This was a landmark decision, as the owner—an officer of the corporation—was found personally liable for violations by Trek Leather, Inc., The case was appealed to the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC), which reversed the CIT in July 2013. We need not attempt to define the reach of the term.

Washington’s Birthday 2020 (aka Presidents’ Day)

Enterra Insights

That fact can be demonstrated by examining the life of America’s first president George Washington. Washington, like many politicians of his era, was an enigma — a proponent of liberty and a slave owner. Nevertheless, most historians agree the greatness of his character outweighs the severity of his faults. When Washington was born, Americans were using the Julian calendar and his birth date was the 11th of February 1731.

This Week in Logistics News (September 11 – 17)

Logistics Viewpoints

Of the four drive-thru lanes, three will be devoted to advanced orders. The cost of the pass ranges from $5 to $10 a month, depending on the location. Amazon adding 125,000 workers, opening dozens of facilities. Enjoy the weekend and the song of the week, Danger!

In Memoriam: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Enterra Insights

Because of her impact on American society, Ruth Bader Ginsburg (sometimes affectionately referred to RBG) became a cultural icon. She joins a handful of towering government figures who are instantly recognizable only by their initials — like TR, FDR, and JFK. Born in Brooklyn, New York, during the Great Depression, Ruth Bader never attained great physical stature; however, her stature in the field of law was to be unequaled. Having a year of law school remaining, Ms.

Washington’s Birthday 2021

Enterra Insights

It’s not often you hear someone discuss the “wisdom” of the members of Congress — certainly not in recent memory. As a result of this act, three federal holidays moved permanently to a Monday — Washington’s Birthday, Memorial Day, and Labor Day. Giving Americans a few more three-day weekends might have been smart; however, where Congress showed real wisdom, was formally keeping Washington’s Birthday as the name of the holiday.

An update on required ‘Conflict’ Metals reporting…

Operations and Supply Chain Management

Companies Detail Use of ‘Conflict’ Metals. First Reports Filed to SEC on Potential Use of Minerals From a Region of War-Torn Africa. A majority of companies whose filings were reviewed by The Wall Street Journal, including Walt Disney & Co., Only a handful were confident their supplies were free of conflict metals, among them Barnes & Noble Inc. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia struck down part of the regulation.

Columbus Day 2020: A Holiday in Search of a Name

Enterra Insights

According to the website, “Columbus Day is one of ten federal holidays recognized nationwide by the United States Government. Columbus Day commemorates the arrival of the Christopher Columbus in the Americas. It is celebrated every second Monday of October, and has been a federal holiday since 1937.”[1] notes, “For many, the holiday is a way of both honoring Columbus’ achievements and celebrating Italian-American heritage.

3 Ways State Marijuana Legalization Impacts the Trucking Industry

GTG Technology Group

However, truck drivers often travel through many states during the course of their work, and many of the drivers testing positive for marijuana are consuming it without realizing it. Recreational marijuana is legal in Alaska, California, Maine, Massachusetts, Nevada, Oregon, Washington and the District of Columbia. Medical marijuana is legal in 29 states and the District of Columbia. H ow Marijuana Legalization Impacts the Trucking Industry.

Outbound Tender Rejections Increase for the First Time Since March Peak

Zipline Logistics

The second week of May marks more state reopening efforts as businesses look to restart typical operations after the pandemic disrupted commerce March and April. This increase is a result of many states loosening or completely lifting virus guidelines for businesses.

Freight Volume Rebounds to Pre-Pandemic Levels

Zipline Logistics

As we move into the back half of May, the freight market is starting to show signs of an expedited rebound. . Currently, we are seeing signs of recovery. Even New York has taken steps to reopen portions of the state that have been less affected by the virus than N YC. .