In an effort to establish fair measures and standardize freight pricing, the National Motor Freight Traffic Association (NMFTA) created the National Motor Freight Classification (NMFC) system that classifies all commodities in the United States into one of 18 classifications. Effective August 5, 2023, there will be several changes to classifications that you should be aware of as a shipper.Read More
Important changes to the National Motor Freight Classifications (NMFC) will take place on 8/13/22.As a best practice, shippers should be aware of these revisions and act accordingly when preparing LTL freight or work with organizations like BTX Global Logistics to correctly comply with the new requirements.
Source: Hazmat University, Bureau of Dangerous Goods
If it feels like “new year, another new lithium battery rule," that’s because it is. As lithium battery technology changes and more is learned from battery incidents, the regulations are bound to change to keep battery shipments safe during transport.
Article by: Deepak Chhugani
Source: Material Handling & Logistics
The transportation and logistics industry faced plenty of changes this past year due to new customs/border regulations as well as a pandemic. Following are some observations for 2021 that will be critical to manufacturers, shippers and customers moving into the new year.Read More
Article by: Elizabeth Cohen, John Bonifield and Sierra Jenkins, CNN
Pfizer's vaccine needs to be stored at about minus 75 degrees Celsius, which is about 50 degrees colder than any vaccine currently used in the United States. Doctors' offices, pharmacies and state labs don't have freezers that go nearly that low.
Article by: Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP)
Source: Supply & Demand Chain Executive
Growth rates in the logistics industry are roaring. Continuing its swift recovery from April’s all-time low overall score of 51.3, the Logistics Manager’s Index (LMI) registered at 70.5 in September, its first entry in the 70s since October 2018.
Article by: Cristina Commendatore
Source: American Trucker
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced the publication of its long-awaited final rule on changes to the hours of service (HOS) regulations.
Editorial by Morgan Forde, Supply Chain Dive
Source: Supply Chain Dive
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, a $2 trillion economic stimulus package, provides emergency funding for individual Americans, businesses and industries as the economy grapples with COVID-19 response efforts and disruptions to daily life.
Editorial by Lauren Pittelli, IndustryWeek
On the heels of last year’s difficult trade war, supply chains now face an additional disruption caused by the coronavirus. The virus’s impact on international supply chains is spreading beyond China and creating knock-on effects in other parts of the globe. Here’s an update on the situation overseas and what businesses can do now and over the next 90 days to manage the disruption.