The U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) phase-out of the Other Regulated Materials-D (ORM-D) classification for small quantities of hazardous materials shipped via ground ended on Dec. 31, 2020. As of January 1, 2021, shippers must mark and label packages according to the new DOT regulations for limited quantities to avoid the rejection of their packages.Read More
As the holiday peak season approaches, it is important to understand and plan in advance for accessorial fees. Accessorials, also known as surcharges, are fees that a carrier may need to charge for additional, specialized services such as lift-gate usage, inside pickup/delivery, or chassis rental, for example.Read More
Holiday shopping is already underway with companies gearing up for record high online sales for the 2020 Holiday Season. COVID-19 has accelerated the growth of eCommerce and increased demand for Home Delivery goods. The uniqueness of the current landscape has resulted in both challenges and opportunities for businesses and logistics worldwide and the ability to adapt to the shifting market constraints continues to be key.Read More
Oct. 12, 2020 Post-Hurricane Delta Update: On Friday, October 10, Hurricane Delta made landfall in Louisiana causing more than 600,000 power outages and severe area flooding. As the storm's remnants moved inland over the weekend, Florida, Texas and Mississippi also suffered significant damage and flooding. Disruptions and delays in ground transportation and other service lines are to be expected in these areas.
Our hearts go out to all those affected by the recent natural disasters throughout the United States. Wildfires in the West Coast and other hazardous weather conditions caused by tropical storms throughout the U.S. have impacted ground transportation and other service lines in key areas, including:Read More
This week is National Truck Driver Appreciation Week (NTDAW). This is an important time to pay tribute to the 3.6 million professional truck drivers in the United States for their continued commitment in undertaking one of our economy’s most demanding and critical jobs. This year’s NTDAW takes on special significance considering the crucial role drivers have been playing throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and the natural disasters this year.Read More
Did you know that almost everything used in your daily life has been transported via ship or aircraft? From computers to cars, clothes and everything in-between, the world’s most needed and desired goods have been shipped from one country to another. In fact, global shipping is responsible for about 90% of the world’s total trade, according to the International Chamber of Shipping.Read More
Happy National Aviation Day! On this day 81 years ago, President Franklin D. Roosevelt declared August 19th as National Aviation Day to honor our nation’s achievements in the skies and to celebrate the birthday of civil aviation pioneer Orville Wright. As a global freight-forwarder that provides shipping and logistics services, BTX Global Logistics understands first-hand the importance of airplanes, aviation and aerospace in today’s world.Read More
On July 1st, 2020 the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) replaced the 26-year-old North American Trade Agreement (NAFTA) governing all trade within North America. This trade agreement – negotiated by the governments of the United States, Mexico and Canada – is intended to mutually benefit and support North American workers, farmers, businesses and ranchers through the use of fair and reciprocal trade.Read More
In response to the State of Connecticut's lifted workplace restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic,
BTX Global Logistics is pleased to announce that our personnel are back at the company's Corporate Headquarters in Shelton, Conn., as of July 6th. BTX was fortunate enough to be among businesses deemed essential throughout the pandemic with limited staff working out of its various warehouses and office locations throughout North America and many of its employees working remotely from March through June.
In a time of increasing internet dependency, ecommerce has grown to be a vital part of the world’s economy and has fundamentally changed the way businesses and consumers operate globally and locally. Brick-and-mortar stores now offer online marketplaces to sell their goods and new digital companies are emerging as a direct result of the increased demand for online services due to the COVID-19 pandemic.Read More