Transportation TIP List: Week of October 23rd, 2016

Posted - October 26, 2016

Halloween is a great time for more than just kids collecting candy — it’s also a treat for the supply chain and retail industries, as spending on the holiday is estimated to reach an all-time high this year. And we promise that there are no tricks in this week’s TIP List, which includes stories about Pack Expo’s record-breaking projections and FMCSA funding for military veterans to become truck drivers. You’re in for a transportation treat below!

  • The Halloween Supply Chain: According to the NRF’s annual survey, total spending for Halloween is expected to reach $8.4 billion this year — which marks an all-time high in the survey’s 11-year history.
  • Big Retailers Are Acting Like Startups: Many big retail companies are being taught to think differently, get outside the box, empower young employees and break some rules in order to stay current.
  • What is New in Fleet Safety?: From the ELD mandate and Hours of Service to the FMSCA’s safety scores — it’s clear that owning a truck fleet comes with many compliance challenges. How are new capabilities in IT being leveraged to meet them?

 What are some sweet industry trends you are keeping an eye on?