5 Ways Supply Chains Can Flourish in an Inflationary World


Article by: Nari Viswanathan 
Source:
Supply Chain 24/7

Supply chain and procurement professionals are being called to manage their organizations' value chains in highly challenging macroeconomic conditions, it is important to have visibility into inflation indices like the consumer price index and producer price index inflation.

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National Motor Freight Classification Changes Take Effect on 8/13/22


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.

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New Lithium Battery Air Shipping Regulations Take Effect 4/1/22


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. 

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Think Ahead: Tips to Prepare for the 2022 International Roadcheck

Source: Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) has announced this year’s International Roadcheck dates as May 17-19 with a focus on wheel ends.

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Tips to Prepare for the 2021 International Roadcheck

Article by: Catharine Conway
Source: American Trucker

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What Freight Carriers Should Know About Biden’s Transportation Review

Article by: John Gallagher
Source: FreightWaves

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Harbor Truckers Dispute Millions of Detention, Demurrage Charges as Fees Surpass $200

Article by: S.L. Fuller
Source: Supply Chain Dive

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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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