The Daily Dash: Truck driver issues in Texas, Louisiana

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.

2 more enter guilty pleas in Louisiana staged accident scheme

The Supply Chain Journal

With two more defendants entering guilty pleas, the number of participants in the Louisiana staged accident scam who have taken that step continues to climb, but with a distinct absence of one type of occupation. Driver issues Legal issues News Top Stories Trucking Louisiana staged accidents

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Flooding shuts down part of I-10 in Louisiana

The Supply Chain Journal

According to the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD), two of three lanes are back open on Interstate 10 eastbound at Siegen Lane in Baton Rouge. Louisiana traffic updates are available here. Updated May 18, 2021 at 5 p.m.

2 defendants in Louisiana staged accident case each get 4 years in prison

The Supply Chain Journal

A husband and wife who were involved in the Louisiana staged accident scheme have been sentenced to prison, and for a lot more time than previous sentencings. attorney for the Eastern District of Louisiana, where all the cases have been heard. England Louisiana staged accidents

CN and KCS seek to divest 70 miles of track in Louisiana

The Supply Chain Journal

Canadian railway CN ( NYSE: CNI ) and Kansas City Southern ( NYSE: KSU ) plan to divest of about 70 miles of Kansas City Southern (KCS) track in Louisiana as part of the effort to secure regulatory approval to merge and create an “end-to-end” network that spans from Canada to Mexico.

Fishing for airfreight in Louisiana’s bayou country

The Supply Chain Journal

Southwest Louisiana’s Chennault International Airport is a large aviation property. The former Air Force base has a 2-mile-long runway, newly refurbished parallel taxiway and 60 acres of concrete tarmac. But when it comes to commercial aircraft activity, it’s puny.

More major flooding expected this week in Deep South

The Supply Chain Journal

Lake Charles, Louisiana, was hit the hardest. The Louisiana Office of State Fire Marshal tweeted that two dozen personnel had been deployed to the Lake Charles area with nine boats. The office added, “Please keep the residents of southwest Louisiana in your thoughts tonight.”.

5 additional guilty pleas in Louisiana staged-accident scam

The Supply Chain Journal

Five more individuals have pleaded guilty in connection with their role in the Louisiana staged-accident scam, bringing the total number of guilty pleas to double digits. attorney for the Eastern District of Louisiana. Trio pleads guilty to involvement in Louisiana staged accidents.

Port NOLA issues second RFP for $1.5B container terminal

The Supply Chain Journal

The container terminal, which will be called the Louisiana International Terminal, will be capable of handling 2 million twenty-foot equivalent units annually. “A The estimated opening for the Louisiana International Terminal is 2027.

Port of New Orleans sees 22% bump in breakbulk cargo

The Supply Chain Journal

On June 10, the port discharged 300 steel coils to a barge at Coastal Cargo breakbulk and heavy-lift terminal at the Louisiana Avenue Complex. The cargo was then transported to another barge and made its way upriver to be off-loaded at the Port of Caddo-Bossier in Shreveport, Louisiana.

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2 more bodies recovered after Seacor Power capsizing

The Supply Chain Journal

Coast Guard announced the recovery of two more bodies from a boat that capsized Tuesday off the coast of Louisiana. A total of 19 crew members were on board the Seacor Power, a commercial lift boat, when it overturned during rough weather 8 miles south of Port Fourchon, Louisiana.

Coast Guard calls capsizing of commercial vessel major marine casualty

The Supply Chain Journal

The boat capsized that day during rough weather 8 miles south of Port Fourchon, Louisiana. Insights Maritime News Weather and Critical Events capsize Coast Guard lift boat Louisiana Seacor Marine Holdings

FreightWaves Classics: I-12 was built to help avoid I-10 in the Bayou State

The Supply Chain Journal

Similar to Interstate 2 in Texas and Interstate 4 in Florida, Interstate 12 (I-12) is an interstate highway located entirely within the state of Louisiana.

Flood threat persists for truckers in Deep South

The Supply Chain Journal

Lake Charles, Louisiana, had a daily record 12.49 Lafayette and New Iberia, Louisiana, also had record rainfall Monday, as well as the Beaumont-Port Arthur areas in Texas.

Coast Guard coordinates cleanup after deadly SEACOR Power capsizing

The Supply Chain Journal

The commercial lift boat capsized April 13, 8 miles south of Port Fourchon, Louisiana. According to the Coast Guard, the Seacor Power encountered wind gusts of 80 to 90 mph, seas of 7 to 9 feet and very low visibility when it capsized en route to Grand Pass, Louisiana.

DOT seeks ‘careful and prompt consideration’ of Amtrak service to Gulf Coast

The Supply Chain Journal

The Mississippi and Louisiana delegations of the SRC want STB to expedite Amtrak’s request before the board, according to an April 23 letter to STB, but SRC’s Alabama delegation did not sign the letter. The U.S.

Rail Roundup: Ports and people

The Supply Chain Journal

Port of South Louisiana readies new rail yard. Dignitaries affiliated with the Port of South Louisiana celebrated the completion of a six-track rail yard in St. Union Pacific to open intermodal terminal in Southern California.

In Louisiana, Trade War Makes Biggest US Port Tremble

Material Handling and Logistics

The Port of South Louisiana is a trade juggernaut, handling the most tonnage of any U.S. Follow the mud-brown river past Louisiana’s chemical plants, oil refineries, granaries, ports, and the rail networks and highways that spring from its fingers. Louisiana’s reliance on trade makes it a unique microcosm of how the tariff battle will affect America. The Port of South Louisiana is a trade juggernaut, handling the most tonnage of any U.S.

Real Time Freight Visibility and Why Dupre Chose Descartes MacroPoint

Descartes

Louisiana-based Dupré Logistics is a privately held, asset-based provider of transportation and logistics services that include energy and chemical transport, dedicated truck transportation, site logistics, and freight brokerage. Dupré specializes in tanker, hazmat, petrochemical transportation and complex supply chain solutions in industrial and consumer products

Tropical storm could soon flood parts of Gulf Coast

The Supply Chain Journal

Preliminary indications from some computer models show a potential for 7 to 10 inches of weekend rain from southern Louisiana to far western Florida. This would include New Orleans, Baton Rouge and Lafayette, Louisiana; Gulfport and Biloxi, Mississippi; Mobile, Alabama; and Pensacola, Florida.

How a ‘Waze app’ for river conditions can help ports

The Supply Chain Journal

If the technology is successful, the project, based in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, could eventually be deployed on other U.S. EHRENWERTH: “In 2018, I was asked by Louisiana Gov. When we returned to Louisiana, we brainstormed with the Water Institute’s technical team about this challenge. …

DOT seeks ‘careful and prompt consideration’ of Amtrak service to Gulf Coast

The Supply Chain Journal

The Mississippi and Louisiana delegations of the SRC want STB to expedite Amtrak’s request before the board, according to an April 23 letter to STB, but SRC’s Alabama delegation did not sign the letter. The U.S.

FreightWaves Classics: Interstate 14 moves traffic in central Texas…

The Supply Chain Journal

Although I-14 is now just an intrastate interstate in Texas, there are plans to extend it eastward into Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia (and perhaps South Carolina – see map). The proposed Congressional legislation would create the Central Louisiana Corridor.

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The Daily Dash: Staged accident scheme update

The Supply Chain Journal

In today’s edition, we highlight the latest guilty pleas for the unusual case in Louisiana, a question about double brokering and more. The Daily Dash is a quick look at what’s happening in the freight ecosystem.

Soaking rain for truckers in South

The Supply Chain Journal

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued flash flood watches from just east of Dallas into Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. By Thursday, most of the heavy rain threat should be confined to spots from southeastern Louisiana to southern Georgia and portions of Florida.

Turning Life Science Vantages into Competitive Advantage

QAD

Take a trip to New Orleans, Louisiana as an example. Culture Featured customer conference erp Explore 2019 life sciences Life Sciences ERP Louisiana New Orleans qad explore vantage pointChanging Vantage Points. The way people interpret life experiences depends on the vantage point. This goes for both personal and business experiences. You can experience this interesting city in a number of different ways and from a number of different vantage points.

Winter Weather Alert: South-Central U.S. and Mid-Atlantic Brace for a Second Winter Storm

GlobalTranz

Ice accumulations of a quarter to a half-inch are forecast in East Texas, northern Louisiana, southern Arkansas, and western Mississippi, with crippling totals over a half-inch also possible. A new winter storm system will impact the South-Central U.S.

Winter Alert: Winter Weather Conditions Developing Across Much of the US

GlobalTranz

The Louisiana Department of Transportation reported that all state-maintained roadways, except for I-20 and I-49 (sections that remain open), in the seven-parish Northwest region were deemed impassable because of winter weather conditions. UPDATE: 02.15.21.

Potential tropical storm eyeing US Gulf Coast this weekend

The Supply Chain Journal

Coastal flooding is possible in southern portions of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama, as well as western Florida. This would impact the Interstate 10 corridor from Baton Rouge and New Orleans, Louisiana, to Pensacola, Florida.

The Daily Dash: Rule changes for windshield cameras?

The Supply Chain Journal

A husband and wife who were involved in the Louisiana staged accident scheme have been sentenced to prison, and for a lot more time than previous sentencings. The Daily Dash is a quick look at what’s happening in the freight ecosystem.

Stormy week ahead for many US truckers

The Supply Chain Journal

The risk for severe storms and tornadoes Wednesday shifts eastward, putting places like Nashville and Chattanooga, Tennessee; Birmingham, Montgomery, Tuscaloosa and Huntsville, Alabama; Tupelo, Jackson and Hattiesburg, Mississippi; and Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in the crosshairs.

Port of New Orleans sees bump in breakbulk cargo

The Supply Chain Journal

This new direct Asia service highlights the industry’s continued investment in the New Orleans market and the importance of the Louisiana gateway’s connectivity to Asia,” said Brandy D.

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2021 Produce Season Transportation Capacity Outlook and How to Navigate the Market

GlobalTranz

Adequate coverage isn’t found until getting to sweet potatoes in Louisiana, apples and pears in Yakima Valley and Wenatchee District Washington. Following a year of disruption, the tidal wave of shortages seems to be a recurring theme.

Supply Chain Responds to Hurricane Harvey

APICS

The storm parked itself over the Houston area for five straight days and dumped more than 50 inches of rain before heading east to Louisiana on Wednesday, TheFor the past week, U.S. weather news and supply chain news have been focused on Hurricane Harvey, a Category 4 storm that made landfall in southeast Texas last Friday night.

Flood threat keeps trucking across South

The Supply Chain Journal

inches were set Tuesday in Pensacola, Florida, and Shreveport, Louisiana, respectively. A bit of rain falling today along the MS Gulf Coast (Vancleave, MS) How's the weather where you live today? Permission: Jeremy Stevens | @Jerm_Stevens @WeatherBug – Download the app today!