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Transportation TIP List: Week of March 13th, 2016

Posted - March 16, 2016

Transportation TIP List: Week of March 13th, 2016

As March Madness is sweeping the nation, basketball fans everywhere are filling out brackets in the hope of picking the perfect champion. Likewise, this week’s TIP List features some sure winners in logistics and supply chain news, including new FMCSA training standards and strategies for omni-channel fulfillment success. Read on to find out which topics are a slam dunk!

  • FMCSA Seeks Training Standards for Entry-Level Truck Drivers: The FMCSA is proposing a set of comprehensive national prerequisite training standards for those seeking a commercial driver’s license (CDL). Under the proposal, applicants seeking a “Class A” CDL would be required to obtain a minimum of 30 hours of behind-the-wheel training.
  • Free Trade Loses Political Favor: After decades in which successive presidents have pushed to open U.S. and global markets, resentment toward free trade now appears to have the upper hand in both parties, making passage this year of a sweeping Pacific trade deal far less likely and clouding the longer-term outlook for international economic exchange.
  • Omni-Channel Fulfillment: Strategies for Success: This article outlines key strategies for success in the omni-channel fulfillment market. These strategies serve as a guide for both practitioners and software suppliers to continue to grow in the market, and evolve to meet the changing nature of business to consumer commerce.
  • What Is New in Sustainability Reporting?: As a variety of companies in an industry tackle sustainability issues, it is natural for them to look for industry trade groups and sustainability associations to help in their efforts. More recently we have seen industry groups offering industry-level materiality assessments. But what exactly does that mean?

What logistics trends are you keeping an eye on this week?