Transportation TIP List: Week of September 3rd, 2017
This weekend football season is officially kicking-off on gridirons across America! And this week’s TIP List contains the latest trends playing out in the transportation field. Highlights include criteria for the upcoming ELD mandate and the impact of mobile technology on the supply chain – tackle the full huddle of articles below!
- CVSA Announces Out-of-Service Criteria Date for Pending ELD Implementation: Effective December 18, CVSA said that inspectors and roadside personnel will start to document violations on roadside inspection reports and, based on the jurisdiction’s discretion, issue citations to commercial motor vehicle drivers operating without a compliant ELD.
- 6 Ways Mobility is Shaping the Supply Chain: Mobile technologies are certainly changing how freight is tracked and putting “real-time” logistics management within the grasp of many savvy shippers. But there is more work to do when it comes to investment and integration into existing operations.
- U.S. Manufacturing Expanded in August at Fastest Pace Since 2011: U.S. factories ramped up in August to the fastest pace of expansion in six years, driven by employment gains, according to figures released on September 1 by the Institute for Supply Management.
- Diesel Prices Jump More Than 15 Cents Due to Tropical Storm Harvey: The ongoing impact of Tropical Storm Harvey continues to impact freight transportation and logistics operations, as evidenced by a huge jump in diesel gasoline prices this week.
- U.S. Goods Trade Deficit Widens in July; Retail Inventories Fall: The U.S. goods trade deficit increased in July as exports fell, suggesting that trade would make a modest contribution to economic growth in the third quarter.
What actions are you taking to prepare for the implementation of the ELD mandate on December 18th?