There’s good news for carriers and shippers who were concerned about the challenge to L.A. Port drayage rules. In an opinion handed down late last week, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed with American Trucking Associations and unanimously rejected burdensome operational mandates the Port of Los Angeles had attempted to impose on interstate commerce. Read more
There is a solid strategic partnership between NASSTRAC and the American Logistics Aid Network. ALAN’s web portal serves as a clearinghouse for essential supplies, goods, and services during times of crisis, including distasters like the tornado disaster in Oklahoma this last week. Read more
Here we go again. On May 7, 2013, Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) reintroduced his Safe Highways and Infrastructure Preservation Act (SHIPA). Lautenberg’s bill would expand the existing ban on tractor trailer combinations with weights exceeding 80,000 lbs. Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW), which currently applies on interstate highways, by extending it to all national highways. Read more
It’s hard to think of a better testament to the professionalization of the category of transportation intermediaries than the top North American 3PLs. Combining an entrepreneurial spirit, advanced technology, and steadily increasing expertise in transportation, logistics, supply chain management, contracting and compliance, the best 3PLs have earned the respect of shippers (many of which have outsourced some or all of their logistics functions to 3PLs) and of motor carriers (many of which normally prefer to deal directly with shipper customers). Read more
By Jason Klanac, who is majoring in Logistics and Intermodal Transportation at Georgia Southern. He is a recipient of the 2013 NASSTRAC Transportation & Supply Chain Scholarship, and recently attended the Shippers Conference & Transportation Expo in Orlando. Here are his perspectives on his conference experience. Read more
By Candace Holowicki, Director of Global Transportation & Logistics, TriMas Corp.
During the CEO Panel at NASSTRAC’s recent Shippers Conference & Transportation Expo, James Welch, CEO of YRCW, explained that their job as an LTL provider was to pick the freight up on time, deliver it on time, “and don’t bust it.” This is a great “back to basics” message for a carrier, but as a shipper, what does this mean to me? I believe Jim’s message, when applied to supply chain management, translates to each supply chain participant focusing on their own operations to make sure they are getting the basics right. Read more
By Bradley Addison, who is working toward achieving a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in Supply Chain Management from Auburn University. He is a recipient of the 2013 NASSTRAC Transportation & Supply Chain Scholarship, and recently attended the Shippers Conference & Transportation Expo in Orlando. Here are his perspectives on his conference experience: Read more
Capacity challenges, cost management, carrier partnerships, fuel surcharges, CSA and hours of service issues. These are just a few challenges facing shippers daily as they manage their transportation and supply chain. Read more
U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood announced late last month that he plans to resign his position, marking the latest departure from President Barack Obama’s cabinet. LaHood said he would stay on the job until a successor is confirmed by the Senate.
Debating CSA (Compliance, Safety and Accountability) regulations is a bit like debating death or taxes – none are going away anytime soon. CSA is a fact of life and it’s time to focus on common sense measures that carriers can take now. None are inexpensive in the short term.
But, in the long term, the payoffs extend way beyond compliance. Read more