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Transportation TIP List: Week of July 24th, 2016

Posted - July 27, 2016

Transportation TIP List: Week of July 24th, 2016

After the epic conclusion of the more than 2,000 mile Tour de France this weekend, we’ve been thinking about the intricate twists and turns of the challenging path to a more efficient global supply chain. Our TIP list this week covers the Canadian International Roadcheck, delays in the FMCSA Unified Registration System and Amazon “perches” for drone delivery. Check out the latest below!

  • Canadian Results of 2016 International Roadcheck Revealed: Results of Canada’s 2016 International Roadcheck have been released and according to the numbers, nearly 82% of commercial vehicles in Canada inspected this year passed CVSA’s on-road inspection criteria. The three-day blitz took place June 7-9, 2016 across Canada, the United States and Mexico.
  • “Detention is Killing Us” Say Carriers: “Detention is killing us.” That pretty much sums up how carriers feel about driver detention, as related in a recent DAT survey of 257 carriers and 50 freight brokers. Of the carriers surveyed, 84% said detention is one of the top five problems affecting their business.

What supply chain stories are intriguing you this week?