What Does Earth Day Mean For The Transportation Industry?

For some businesses, such as organic farmers, retailers that provide products for enjoying the outdoors, or companies that use recycled materials in their products, celebrating Earth Day is a natural fit. For these organizations, finding meaningful ways to celebrate sustainability is relatively easy. But for those of us in the transportation industry, where burning fossil […]

FMCSA Withdraws Proposed Rule on Safety Fitness Determination

On March 22, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMSCA) withdrew its proposed rule regarding the Safety Fitness Determination (SFD) of motor carriers. The proposed rule was issued in January 2016 and would have provided a so-called “red light, green light” approach to the evaluation of carriers’ safety competence by measuring a carrier’s safety fitness […]

7 Key Challenges for Shippers in 2017

We recently had the opportunity to speak with some of our customers regarding the key challenges they are facing in 2017. With the first quarter of the year already drawing to a close, we’d like to share their feedback and insights. 1. Driver Shortage and Capacity Crunch Industry observers await progress on the Trump administration’s […]

Spring Produce Shipping

Good afternoon! For the past decade, I have kept an annual calendar entry reminder for the beginning of Produce Season on March 25. With this reminder, I just knew, even back in 2006, that I would always be prepared for the upswing in freight coming out of the Southeast that would slowly creep west into […]

Understanding Walmart’s New On-Time and In-Full Shipping Requirements

In the past, we have discussed Walmart’s strict On-Time Delivery (OTD) standards and its stated intent to increase the compliance requirements for vendors. Walmart has now released details concerning its new expectations for On-Time and In-Full (OTIF) inbound performance, which include tightening the required delivery windows and increasing the OTD percentage requirement. Business Old Expectation […]