Archive for Regulations

This Week in Logistics News (April 16-19, 2018)

I am in Minnesota today, at the CSCMP Twin Cities Roundtable Annual ½ Day Seminar, where I am participating in a keynote session with Rick Blasgen (President & CEO of CSCMP) and Steve Raetz (Director Research & Market Intelligence at C.H. Robinson). The focus of our session is “Today’s New Normal” — a discussion about […]

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

This was school vacation week for my kids, which means it was a working vacation for me — with more emphasis on vacation than working. But I did manage to keep a pulse on what was happening in the supply chain and logistics industry; here are the items that caught my attention: KFC restaurants could […]

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Sorry, I’m Not Sure: Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2018

“I will be wrong again,” I stated last year before making my supply chain and logistics predictions for 2017, and I was right. I was wrong, for example, about obstructive sleep apnea becoming the new debate in trucking; the debate ended before it really started after the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and Federal Railroad […]

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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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