Posts tagged with ‘HOS’

  • Weekly TIP List
    Transportation TIP List: Week of December 17th, 2017

    Transportation TIP List: Week of January 27th, 2019

    - by Transplace

    Are you ready for some football? This weekend, the Patriots and Rams are facing off in the Super Bowl and many are weighing in with predictions and placing bets on who will come out victorious. Likewise, this week’s TIP List features some sure winners in logistics and supply chain news, including updates on trucking regulations and the Truck Tonnage Index increase in 2018.

  • Miscellaneous
    Transportation TIP List: Week of December 17th, 2017

    Transportation TIP List: Week of May 27th, 2018

    - by Transplace

    For the fourth straight year, the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers will compete in the NBA Finals. And just as it’s a thrilling time in the basketball world, it’s also an exciting time in the supply chain industry, with a number of game-changing trends playing out – including the official beginnings of the Blockchain in Supply Chain Alliance and improvements in the U.S. consumer comfort index. Read on for the full playbook in this week’s TIP List!

  • Business - Transportation
    Supply Chain 2017: Important Transportation Trends and Challenges

    Supply Chain 2017: Important Transportation Trends and Challenges

    - by Transplace

    By: Frank McGuigan, President & Chief Operating Officer, Transplace

    There’s never a dull moment in the supply chain. That statement seems especially true thus far in 2017. We’re just over a month into the new year and there is already a myriad of questions about the market, the business landscape and how companies will be affected going forward. With issues such as changes to global trade deals, regulations and fluctuating capacity, we are quite certain that there will be an impact on the supply chain in 2017, and beyond, making it is vital for shippers, carriers and logistics service providers to keep a pulse on what’s going on in the industry.

  • Business - Transportation
    Transportation TIP List: Week of December 11th, 2016

    ELD Survey Series: See How Carriers Large and Small Alike Have Responded to the ELD Mandate

    - by Transplace

    It’s no secret that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) Electronic Logging Device (ELD) mandate is currently top of mind for many in the transportation industry. Results from our recent ELD Survey of more than 2000 carriers revealed that the implementation of ELDs and the expected impact to capacity and utilization varied heavily by fleet size.

  • Business - Transportation
    Transportation TIP List: Week of December 11th, 2016

    ELD Survey Series: ELDs and the Long-Term Industry Impact

    - by Transplace

    In part 1 of this series, I discussed the recent ELD Survey conducted by Transplace in order to gain insight into the implementation preparedness of transportation carriers and the expected industry impact of these devices. In this post, I’ll outline more of the key takeaways from the survey and discuss how ELDs will be impacting the transportation industry overall in the long term.

  • Business - Transportation
    Transportation TIP List: Week of December 11th, 2016

    ELD Survey Series: The Data, the Facts and How ELDs Affect Carriers

    - by Transplace

    The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) Electronic Logging Device (ELD) mandate, created to improve safety within the transportation industry, is currently the hot topic on everyone’s mind. ELDs synchronize with a vehicle’s engine to automatically record driving time for easier, more accurate hours of service (HOS) logging, which translates to greater safety on the road.

  • Weekly TIP List
    Weekly Transportation TIP List

    Transportation TIP List: Week of May 29th, 2016

    - by Transplace

    Developments in the supply chain and logistics segments may not always commence with much pomp and circumstance, but a number of them do go on to earn top honors in the industry. This graduation season, our weekly TIP List congratulates some current supply chain standouts, including a recent bill to reform Hours of Service rules and expanded freight zones at the Mexico-Texas border.

  • Business - Transportation
    Transportation TIP List: Week of December 11th, 2016

    Trends in Transportation

    - by Transplace

    While no two years are exactly alike, freight transportation in 2015 has been dramatically different than 2014. We aren’t seeing capacity shortages on a broad basis this year like we did in 2014, and while we expect capacity to modestly tighten once peak shipping season kicks in, we do not expect any significant capacity shortages this fall. Last year’s first quarter saw extreme weather issues, and though this year weather conditions weren’t quite as severe, we had to deal with the West Coast port challenges that also impacted domestic transportation. Overall, we had a much better start to 2015 due to more reasonable capacity demand balance.

  • Business - Transportation
    Transportation TIP List: Week of December 11th, 2016

    Top Issues Facing Carriers Today

    - by Transplace

    It’s certainly no secret that there have been a number of regulatory concerns in the trucking industry over the last 5-10 years. This regulatory activity, including HOS adjustments and the electronic log mandate, has very altruistic intentions regarding safety and environmental improvements. However, it has also had a direct impact on the costs and productivity of motor carriers which has translated into a tightening of available capacity for shippers.

  • Miscellaneous
    Transportation TIP List: Week of December 11th, 2016

    Combating Refrigerated Capacity Restraints: Relationships Can Help!

    - by Transplace

    Capacity is a word that is constantly on our minds. Is there enough capacity available to handle my freight? Will capacity continue to tighten? What strategies can my organization implement to prepare for and actively cope with a capacity shortage?

    From 2004 to 2008, shippers experienced a significant capacity crunch, and in 2009 to 2012, the economic downturn drove many trucking companies out of business while a shortage of over-the-road (OTR) truck drivers remained. The market has since partially bounced back, and 2014 was a profitable year for trucking.  However, more recently, it was expected that overall trucking rates would go down as oil and fuel prices decreased – but that hasn’t been the case, particularly in the refrigerated trucking sector.

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