Shippers Need A Plan to Navigate Next ELD Phase

Editorial by William B. Cassidy, JOC
Many shippers were caught by surprise when the ELD mandate helped tighten capacity in 2017. Are shippers ready for the next phase of the US electronic logging device (ELD) mandate? They should be, but if past history is any guide, they may not be the case. Those shipping freight across the United States need to plan, even at the last minute, for potential disruption, even if that disruption is minor.

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International Shipping: U.S. Customs Bond Insufficiency in a Trade War

Editorial by Richard Fisher, BTX Global Logistics Boston (BTX-BOS)
From a sales perspective, most of us are used to asking questions to determine where and how we can match our benefits to our client's needs. Asking the right questions go a long way in establishing a longstanding relationship of trust with customers and in gaining additional business from them. In a climate where trade wars and tariff changes are a consistent reality, asking importer clients about U.S. Customs Bond is key.

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Regulation Prohibits the Transport of Lithium Batteries As Cargo on Passenger Aircrafts


WASHINGTON The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), in coordination with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), issued an Interim Final Rule (IFR) on Feb. 27, 2019 to enhance air safety by revising the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) for lithium ion cells or batteries transported by aircraft.
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Congress Passed FAA Reauthorization Bill: How will it affect freight-forwarders?


Congress passed H.R. 302, the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018. This bill is of particular importance to our industry as a whole and the Airforwarders Association has worked closely with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to ensure that the interests of freight-forwarders were heard and incorporated into the legislation.  The FAA Reauthorization Act is a comprehensive piece of legislation that includes provisions for many aspects of Aviation. 
 
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Ground Transportation: Be Prepared for Transit Delays June 5-7, 2018


Every year, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) conducts tens of thousands of commercial motor vehicle inspections during its annual International Roadcheck. This year’s CVSA International Roadcheck starts today, June 5, and ends on June 7, 2018. During this 72-hour inspection blitz, everyone should be prepared for transit delays.

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