Transportation TIP List: Week of October 9th, 2016
This week, the nation tuned in to the second presidential debate, where the candidates addressed questions that spoke to the future of the country. And while there are many important topics to consider when discussing the future of the United States, this week’s TIP List is also looking ahead with a few of the key trends in the supply chain. From the impact Hurricane Matthew has had on logistics and retail, to some safe driving tips for the upcoming month – check out all the stories below!
- Portions of I-95 in North Carolina Remain Closed in Hurricane Matthew Aftermath: Portions of I-95 in North Carolina remain closed because of flooding due to Hurricane Matthew, according to the latest updates from the North Carolina DOT.
- Worries Deepen that Globalization is Hitting the Skids: Global finance ministers and central bankers are descending on Washington this week with a central concern in mind: fear that the modern age of globalization is hitting a wall.
- Safe Drivers Week Enforcement Spree Set for this Month: During the week of October 16-22, law enforcement agencies across North America will engage in heightened traffic safety enforcement and education aimed at both commercial motor vehicle drivers and car drivers.
- How Hurricane Matthew is Impacting Retail – and How Retailers Are Responding: Hurricane Matthew is not the first storm that retailers have weathered — and it won’t be the last. Well before Matthew made landfall, merchants large and small began bracing for the worst.
- Beyond the Hype, Drones Are Being Used to Improve Value Chains: Some of the biggest application areas for drones include agriculture, land surveying and inspecting infrastructure such as roads, bridges, buildings, cell towers, and power lines.
- New Regulator Could Help Fuel Mexican Intermodal Growth, Rate Relief: As intermodal volume growth sputters, Mexican shippers and railroads are watching closely to see if a new regulatory agency will lower rates, and how it will weigh in on carrier-customer disagreements.
- Shippers Brace for New Rules that Could Nearly Double Fuel Costs: The global shipping industry is bracing for a key regulatory decision that could mark a milestone in reducing maritime pollution, but may also nearly double fuel costs.
What are some industry topics that you think are important as we move into election season?