Transportation TIP List: Week of June 2nd, 2019

Posted - June 5, 2019

Over the past few weeks, a number of new regulations and key pieces of legislation have been the main focus of the transportation news landscape. This week’s TIP List highlights some of these industry discussions, including the potential impact of tariffs on Mexico products entering the U.S. and the CVSA’s current roadcheck inspections across North America.

Read on for more of the latest industry trends!

  • 10 Things You Need to Know About Roadcheck 2019: The largest truck inspection blitz of the year is here. For three days in June, enforcement officials will be conducting International Roadcheck at more than 1,500 roadside locations across North America.
  • Logistics Operators Brace for Import Rush Ahead of U.S. Tariffs on Mexico Products: The Trump administration recently said that it would impose 5% tariffs on all Mexican imports starting June 10. Some businesses have started to consider moving goods more quickly into the U.S. from Mexico to get ahead of the threatened new tariffs.
  • Spot Van, Reefer Rates Show Signs of Life: Spot truckload freight volumes continued to build during the week ending May 26 and improving van and refrigerated load-to-truck ratios contributed to higher rates on major lanes, according to DAT Solutions.
  • Forecast Sees U.S. Warehousing Market Cooling Down: The white-hot market for U.S. warehouse space will cool down over the next three years. The rate of annual demand growth likely will decline to a little below 0.9%, nearly half the level of 2018, according to a forecast recently released by Deloitte.
  • How Important Is Talent When Selecting A 3PL?: When evaluating a potential third-party logistics provider, the skills and experience of their employees, staff and executive leadership should all be considered in the selection process.

What upcoming regulations may have an impact on your supply chain operations?