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Are Entry-Level Truck Drivers on the Right Road?

Posted by Ron Goode on Jun 14, 2018
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Topics: Transportation Industry and Trends, Trucking Regulations

Keeping Cool with FSMA Requirements

Posted by Melina Barreca on Aug 03, 2017

 

Summer might be a time of backyard barbecues and trips to the beach, but participants at every level of the food supply chain – including freight brokers and 3PLs – most likely have other things on their minds thanks to the Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food (STF) rule, a central component of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).

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Topics: Trucking Regulations

To Delay or Not to Delay: Vital Signs for Choosing Your ELD

Posted by TMW Systems on Jul 25, 2017

ELD--the initials can drive up blood pressure and strike anxiety in transportation providers across the country...especially if a decision has not been made on the type, scope and vendor to use. The key to low stress is knowing how to choose the right Electronic Logging Device for your business.

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Topics: Trucking Regulations, ELD Mandate

ELD Compliance: How to Avoid the Dead End

Posted by TMW Systems on Jul 11, 2017

There’s no doubt that regulatory compliance can be costly, but are you making the most of your required investment in technology?

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Topics: Trucking Regulations

12/18/17 is Quickly Approaching. Are You ELD Prepared?

Posted by TMW Systems on May 30, 2017

December 18th, the day the ELD (Electronic Logging Device) Mandate goes into effect, is right around the corner. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issued technical specifications and certification standards for ELD manufacturers, but there’s no official vetting of manufacturers for carriers nor guidance on how to make the best choice of a compliance solution. Since the mandate will impact an estimated 1.8 to 2 million vehicles, there is great interest on the part of opportunistic and inexperienced entrepreneurs as well as for the more established industry providers. But the ELD Mandate also creates opportunities for carriers, whether they’re moving from paper records or already utilizing e-log technology in their fleets, as the more established providers offer more than just compliance for their ELD solutions, but applications that also reduce paperwork, improve safety, and increase the bottom line.

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Topics: Trucking Regulations, ELD Mandate

Farm to Table: Leveraging New Food Safety Rules

Posted by TMW Systems on May 18, 2017

Federal regulators have dished out plenty of lemons over the years, burdening trucking companies with time-consuming and expensive regulations. With the Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food (STF) rule taking effect last month, carriers have yet another opportunity to merely comply with the regulations or to make lemonade.

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Topics: Food Safety, Trucking Regulations, Supply Chain, Trucking Software

Food Safety and Trucking Technology and More: A Talk with Mark S. Allen

Posted by TMW Systems on May 09, 2017

From a quick snack to a multi-course meal, when you order food away from home, a member of the International Foodservice Distributors Association (IFDA) probably delivered the ingredients. IFDA’s members provide groceries and related products to professional kitchens in restaurants, convenience stores, colleges and universities, hospitals and many other venues.

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Topics: Food Safety, Trucking Regulations, ELD Mandate

Here's the Dope: Cross Border Carriers and Canadian Marijuana Laws​

Posted by Sean Jennings on Feb 10, 2017

Since legalization legislation is on the books for Spring 2017, if this passes into law, what would be the ramifications to companies and their drivers who cross the border?

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Topics: Trucking Regulations

For US Trucking Industry Forecast, Winds of Change in the Air

Posted by Bob Costello, ATA on Jan 26, 2017

Last year was a tough year for the trucking industry as the macro-economy slowed. The consumer side of the economy remained the pillar of growth, but the industrial side stumbled in 2016. The manufacturing sector, which provides a significant amount of freight for trucking, had a particularly rough year. The strong US dollar dampened exports, which in turn limited manufacturing output and contributed to the inventory glut. The lack of business investment is also hurting US manufacturers. Business spending on capital, including buildings and equipment, is down in the US. This in turn has led to weak labor productivity growth, which is a recipe for slow economic growth.

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Topics: Trucking Regulations, ELD Mandate

On the Tightrope: Will 2016 Fuel Efficiency Standards for Heavy-Duty Trucks Hold Up?

Posted by TMW Systems on Jan 20, 2017

“Expect the unexpected” has quickly become the national mantra since Donald Trump’s election, especially in industrial sectors. On the campaign stump, Trump was pro-coal and anti-climate change, putting him at odds with major initiatives enacted last year by the Obama administration. Myron Ebell, Trump’s pick to lead the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), has a long history of being a naysayer on global warming, and Rick Perry, Trump’s choice to head the Department of Energy, once vowed to eliminate it if he was elected President. There’s no way to read these tea leaves, but his pending appointments send the signal that Trump is serious about dismantling the Obama administration’s recently approved fuel efficiency standards.

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Topics: Fuel Software, Trucking Regulations