Transportation TIP List: Week of August 27th, 2017
Labor Day is a celebration of U.S. employee’s dedication to hard work. And this week, the TIP List is devoted to the trends that are shaping the supply chain each and every day. From the impact of the ELD mandate on drivers to emerging technology for truckers — take a look at all of the articles below and enjoy the holiday’s festivities!
- History Proves Trucking Industry Adapts to Regulatory Hurdles: Truckers are threatening to quit the industry when a federal mandate requiring digital tracking of driving hours with ELDs starts in December. The history of past regulatory changes demonstrates that most will remain in the business.
- Four Disruptive Technology Trends in Trucking: Currently, there are four distinct trends disrupting the trucking industry. It’s essential to recognize the advantages these trends offer, the challenges they pose and identify how to deal with them.
- Nearly 10% of US Trucking Impacted by Hurricane Harvey: Hurricane Harvey’s broad swath across Texas will strongly affect over 7% of U.S. trucking, with some portion of that fraction out of operation for two weeks.
- Joint U.S.- Mexican Rail Facility to Speed Trains at Laredo: As U.S., Mexican and Canadian negotiators clash over the future of the NAFTA agreement, trucking companies, railroads and logistics providers are expanding facilities in Laredo to combat congestion, equipment imbalances and expedite shipments and vehicles at the border.
- U.S. Port Volumes Rise as Retailers Add Inventory Ahead of Holiday Season: U.S. retailers and manufacturers are stocking-up their inventories with newfound confidence heading into this year’s peak shipping season, when imports typically tick up ahead of the end-of-year holidays.
Working in the supply chain industry is truly a labor of love – what’s your favorite part about the job?