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By Jeff Berman · May 4, 2016
Regardless of capacity, pricing, or the economy, trucking industry regulations are never far from the freight transportation limelight. That is especially evident when it comes to the federally mandated hours-of-service (HOS) regulations. As usual, the current state of HOS remains somewhat fluid. And the reason for that has to do with legislation coming from the Senate Transportation Appropriations legislation that is currently being considered by the Senate.
By MMH Staff · May 3, 2016
Inventory donations protect brands, avoid waste and support schools, churches, government agencies and other nonprofit organizations.
By Patrick Burnson · April 29, 2016
Shippers and other ocean cargo carrier stakeholders should be cheering the announcement made today by The U.S. Coast Guard, as it formally notified the International Maritime Organization through a Declaration of Equivalency that the United States position on SOLAS is that there are multiple methods to submit the combined cargo and container weight (Verified Gross Mass or VGM).
By Patrick Burnson · April 26, 2016
Clarksons Research is reminding logistics managers that container shipping is 60 years old this week.
By Patrick Burnson · April 25, 2016
Analysts for Datamyne are telling logistics managers to add climate change to the factors that shape global trade.
By Jeff Berman · April 20, 2016
Data published this week by the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) puts the impact of being stuck in traffic, or more accurately, congestion into stark terms with a single data point: traffic congestion on the U.S. National Highway System (NHS) added over $49.6 billion in operational costs to the trucking industry in 2014.
By Bob Trebilcock · April 18, 2016
Final thoughts on Modex 2016
By Patrick Burnson · April 18, 2016
The U.S. Coast Guard may be prompted to provide more clarification on details contained in the pending Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) container weight rule soon, say maritime analysts.
By Jeff Berman · April 13, 2016
The Department of Commerce this week deepened its bench of public and private sector supply chain, logistics, and freight transportation heavy hitters, announcing it has added 11 new members to its Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness (ACSSC).
By Patrick Burnson · April 12, 2016
While everyone agrees that investment in infrastructure is key, only a handful of ports will reach "mega" proportions
By Roberto Michel · April 11, 2016
What are we to make of all the attention on robots at Modex? Are we at the crest of the usual hype cycle, or on the cusp of widespread adoption?
By Bob Trebilcock · April 11, 2016
WMS makes its case in a waveless world.
By Bob Trebilcock · April 11, 2016
Materials handling solutions are only as good as the maintenance plans that keep them running. CMMS can play an important role.
<p>Author Valerie Alexander, who shared “How Women Can Succeed in the Workplace (Despite Having ‘Female Brains’),” in the last YPN session of the day.</p> By Sara Pearson Specter · April 9, 2016
In the past 24 months or so, I’ve watched with interest as MHI proclaimed multiple initiatives to attract and retain the next generation of diverse supply chain workers to our industry, particularly women.
By Bob Trebilcock · April 8, 2016
Over the last few years, the systems integration and consultants in our industry have been responding to the tyranny of now with a new layer of software that Forte coined as a warehouse execution system, or WES.

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