What Impact Will the Growth in Biofuels Have on the Trucking Industry?

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  Fuel is obviously a huge component of any trucking company’s total costs. Indeed, as of 2015, the U.S. trucking industry consumed 54.3 billion gallons of diesel fuel and gasoline each year, accounting for approximately 20 percent of the industry’s total operating costs. That’...

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Feb 08 2018

What Does Amazon’s Acquisition of Whole Foods Means for the Trucking Industry?

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The news that Amazon.com Inc. intends to purchase Whole Foods Market Inc. for $13.7 billion has sent shockwaves through a number of industries, and trucking is among those sectors that could see significant side effects from the merger of the e-commerce giant and the natural foods supermarket. In c...

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Feb 08 2018

What Could Changes to The Jones Act Mean for the Shipping Industry?

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Maritime law is a relatively niche and often misunderstood area of law; indeed, even attorneys may have trouble defining the Jones Act or what it addresses, absent some prior experience in this field. However, for those who work in the marine industry, the protections offered by the Jones Act (most...

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Feb 08 2018

What Could A Change In Permitting Requirements Mean For Items Passing Through Malaysian Shipping Ports?

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For those who regularly use Kuala Lumpur or other Malaysian ports as an intermediate or final shipping destination, a new Customs ruling could impact the permitting process. This ruling, which took effect in April 2017 but hasn’t yet been applied, has come under criticism from Malaysian-based ...

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Feb 08 2018

What Can Freight Management Specialists Do to Protect Your Cargo?

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The best freight management, drayage, and intermodal transportation companies have qualities that go beyond just getting your shipment from point A to point B in a timely manner; they also excel at making sure that your cargo gets to its destination safely, in one piece, and undamaged. With extensiv...

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Feb 08 2018

What Are The Benefits Of Outsourcing Container Management?

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It’s important for corporate decision-makers to recognize the difference between being a company that utilizes shipping containers and a shipping container management company. Drawing that distinction can help re-evaluate the profit and loss variables that are directly related to this mode of tran...

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Feb 08 2018

Intermodal Transportation is Important in Helping to Maximize Your Shipping Needs

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As technology has progressed, our economy has become more global than ever before. It is not unusual for companies to ship products across international borders, and while the internet can provide instant communication, physical transportation is still necessary to get products to their final destin...

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Feb 08 2018

How Will the Implementation of Electronic Logging Devices in December 2017 Impact the Trucking Industry?

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In response to complaints of truckers falling asleep behind the wheel (and the myriad of personal injury lawsuits filed by victims and their loved ones), the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has enacted a patchwork of rules and regulations over the last decade to prevent trucker f...

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Feb 08 2018

How Can the Use of Intermodal Transportation Benefit Your Company?

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Intermodal transportation changed the face of the freight shipping industry almost a century ago, and it is still the preferred method of shipment for most international shipping companies.  Each and every organization that has shipments moving any significant distance should consider using intermo...

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Feb 08 2018

Could Congress Change the Jones Act to Accommodate the Puerto Rican Recovery?

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The tiny Caribbean island of Puerto Rico is still reeling from the massive flooding, power outages, food and medicine shortages, and other systemic damage left in the wake of Hurricane Maria. Unfortunately, the lack of intact infrastructure has made the recovery and rebuilding process difficult, and...

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Feb 08 2018