Archive for Regulations

This Week in Logistics News (October 30 – November 3, 2017)

My car crossed the 90,000 mile mark this week, which means something (or everything) will soon start to break down, like how I started needing reading glasses when I crossed the 45 year old mark. I’m bringing the car into the shop this morning for some proactive maintenance (translation: I’ll pay some money now to […]

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Stuck in Traffic: Dealing With The High Cost of Congestion

According to research released earlier this year by the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI), traffic congestion on the U.S. National Highway System (NHS) added over $63.4 billion in operational costs to the trucking industry in 2015. Here are some additional details from the press release: Utilizing a variety of data sources including its unique truck […]

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Still Think Dangerous Goods is Just Paperwork and Labels?

Last September, a jury at Southwark crown court in south London found Amazon guilty of shipping dangerous goods by air. As reported by The Guardian: The items included lithium-ion batteries and flammable aerosols, which were flown in and out of the UK between January 2014 and June 2015. The prosecution was brought by [the UK’s […]

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Five Common Customs Pitfalls — and How to Avoid Them

Technology has come a long way in digitizing customs procedures, however, in today’s global trade environment, risks still remain if electronic declarations aren’t filled out completely, accurately, and plausibly. Any of these pitfalls can increase costs and hamper productivity—and simply, interrupt the flow of goods. The good news is that best-of-breed, multi-country customs management software, […]

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This Week in Logistics News (September 4-8, 2017)

Only 8 days to go before I (along with my Logistics Leaders for T1D Cure teammates) cycle 100 miles at the JDRF Ride for the Cure in Saratoga Springs, NY. How far is 100 miles? It’s like going from Brooklyn, NY to Philadelphia, PA. How long will it take me? Well, it took me just […]

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This Week in Logistics News (August 7-11, 2017)

This is the 80th post I’ve written this year, along with the 30 guest commentaries I’ve reviewed and edited and the 32 video episodes I’ve moderated. It’s time for a vacation. This is the one time of the year where I truly and completely disconnect: no smartphone, no laptop, no television (except to watch all […]

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