This Week in Logistics News (February 19-23, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Apple in talks with miners to secure cobalt supplies: sources (Reuters). Just when you though the Electronic Logging Devices (ELD) mandate was a settled matter, legislators in South Dakota, Missouri, Tennessee and Idaho are still fighting the battle.

Rhode Island Named Bottom State for Infrastructure and Transportation as US Underinvestment Takes Toll

EFT

Idaho. #21. Idaho. The legislation mandates that 80% of the overall funding will comes from these sources before the federal government will step in with financial support.

Van and Reefer Operators Give Thanks for Rate Increases

DAT Solutions

Look for loads of trees leaving Oregon, and potatoes out of Idaho or North Dakota. Twin Falls, Idaho is a great source for outbound reefer loads, prior to Thanksgiving. Thanks in part to seasonal food items, rates are finally trending back up for vans and reefers.