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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5 Predictions for Retail Supply Chains in 2021

Article by: Andrew Cox
Source: FreightWaves

Rather than recapping 2020, I’d rather look onward. There have been a ton of retail supply chain changes this past year. Some will last, others will not. Let’s collectively lick our wounds and look forward. Here’s 5 predictions for the retail supply chain in 2021.

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Pfizer's Ultra-Cold Vaccine, a 'Very Complex' Distribution Plan

Article by: Elizabeth Cohen, John Bonifield and Sierra Jenkins, CNN
Source: 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.

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Latest Logistics Manager’s Index Report Reveals Growth in Inventory and Warehousing Prices

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.

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What Trucks Need to Know About the New HOS Rules

Article by: John Fisher
Source: American Trucker


New federal hours of service (HOS) rules — designed to give commercial drivers more flexibility — take effect across the U.S. at 12:01 a.m. EDT on Tuesday, Sept. 29.

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Ground Transportation: FMCSA Reveals Final Hours of Service Rule

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.

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