Amazon Announces New Chargeback Policy for Fulfillment Center “No Show” Loads

Earlier this week, Amazon announced a new policy regarding chargebacks on “No Show” pre-paid Truckload (TL) and Less Than Truckload (LTL) shipments. A “No Show” chargeback will be issued when a carrier misses a confirmed delivery slot and the appointment is not cancelled or rescheduled in advance. Starting October 16, 2017, Amazon will charge $250 […]

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ELD Delay Proposed in House

A bill has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives that would provide for a 2-year delay of implementation of the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) rule.  If passed, motor carriers authorized by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) would have until December 2019 to install ELDs on all of their trucks. The legislation […]

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NAS Responds to Questions Surrounding FMCSA’s Safety Measurement System

On June 27, 2017, the National Academy of Sciences (“NAS”) published its report on the Compliance, Safety, and Accountability (“CSA”) initiative administered by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (“FMCSA”). The report, titled “Improving Motor Carrier Safety Measurement,” was mandated by the U.S. Congress in 2015 in response to questions surrounding the reliability of data […]

Truck Capacity Update

Good afternoon, Prior to Memorial Day, and especially since the holiday, AFN has seen a freight index that is increasingly strained. A quick glance at the freight indices from March 2017 and June 2017 (below) reveal the deepening red which indicates a tougher market for truck capacity – and thus, higher market day pricing. Notably, […]

AFN Named “Company of the Year” By The Chicago Chapter of APICS

On Tuesday, May 23, the Chicago Chapter of APICS (American Production and Inventory Control Society) honored AFN with its “Company of the Year” award. The Board of Directors selected AFN in recognition of our extensive in-house training programs offered to AFN team members in 2017. In accepting the award, Lori Panzarella, Human Resources business partner […]

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