Transportation TIP List: Week of August 28th, 2016

Labor Day marks the unofficial end of summer with picnics and barbecues galore, but there’s still plenty of work to be done year-round when it comes to improving transportation efficiency and safety. This week, our TIP List highlights the U.S. trucking market, cross-border trade, some key tech trends that are shaping global logistics and much […]

Changes to the Uniform Straight Bill of Lading: What You Need to Know

By: Daniel Sbanotto, Associate Counsel, Financial and Risk Services, Transplace Recently, the National Motor Freight Traffic Association (NMFTA) made several changes to the terms and conditions of the Uniform Straight Bill of Lading (USBL) published in the National Motor Freight Classification (“NMFC”) that have the potential to greatly impact the liability for lost or damaged […]

2016 Carrier Symposium: Congratulations to Our Carriers of the Year!

By: John Lower, director of strategic carrier management, Transplace Last week, we were thrilled to hold our Annual Carrier Symposium in Lowell, Arkansas – a collaborative forum for carriers to network and discuss current transportation trends and challenges that are impacting both carriers and shippers in the industry. This one-day event hosted 200 attendees from Transplace’s […]

TSCA Reform and 21st Century Chemical Safety

By: Warren Hoppmeyer, Senior Director, Transplace The American Chemical Council (ACC) and many other industry, environment and public health groups have worked relentlessly for years to make changes to the 40-year old Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). Passed in 1976, TSCA gave the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) the ability to regulate chemicals in commerce. But […]