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Brokers vs. Carriers
A recent court ruling prompts the question: What is the difference between operations of motor carriers who contract with owner-operators and brokers who contract with the motor carriers?
The Infrastructure President?
There are two President Obamas when it comes to infrastructure spending.
Q&A: No Hiding From Concealed Damage
After signing its bill of lading, a shipper notices damage to a product that was concealed during offloading. What recourse does he have?
US Takes a Wrong Turn on Auto Exports
Susan Kohn Ross
The United States' crackdown on exports of new cars bought from dealerships exposes a lack of understanding of trade law.
Consolidation in a New Era
Although many in the industry have been waiting and wondering when the inevitable consolidation of ocean carriers would happen — presumably via the historical processes of buyouts, mergers or absorbing bankrupt companies — the consolidation has been happening in a much more organic process.
10+2 = Big Fines
On July 9, U.S. Customs and Border Protection began formal enforcement of the Importer Security Filing and Additional Carrier Requirements rule, or ISF, for overseas ocean containers destined for U.S. ports of entry. With potential ISF penalties now in play, significant questions are being raised.
Cold Shades of Gray
Refrigerated transportation has come a long way from the days when Union Pacific Railroad put huge chunks of ice in boxcars to keep produce or meat from spoiling as it moved to market.
Measuring Port Productivity
The JOC today formally introduces what we call the Port Productivity project, the result of a five-year effort to translate casual industry understanding into cold, hard numbers. The specific focus is berth productivity achieved at ports and terminals worldwide — a measurement of the speed at which container ships are unloaded, loaded and sent back to sea.
Port Productivity in Context
The most obvious conclusion when looking at data revealed in the launch of the JOC’s Port Productivity project is neither surprising nor unexpected: Container ports and terminals in Asia, primarily China, and the Middle East dominate their global counterparts in getting a ship, regardless of size, in and out of port as quickly as possible.
Trucking seems an unlikely candidate for technological transformation. It is, after all, literally where the rubber meets the road. But the latest changes to federal hours of service rules may be the catalyst trucking needs.
Putting a Cap on Cross-Border Liability
An importer of specialty goods asks about loss claims on international shipments. Would a shipper get the sales price that it would have had if the goods had been delivered?
How Small Delays Can Lengthen Drivers' Days
William B. Cassidy
Under the new hours of service rules, even small delays could turn a two-day trip into a three-day one, as DAT's Mark Montague demonstrates.
Hot Summer at NY-NJ Port
How bad has this summer been at the Port of New York and New Jersey? So bad that some truckers are comparing its impact with Hurricane Sandy.
Changing of the Guard
Anyone who followed the heated back-and-forth of the recent International Longshoremen’s Association contract negotiations might wonder how the two sides could ever work together. Truth is, they have no choice.
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Old Dominion Freight Line
US Intermodal Rates Tumble as Peak Season Ends
Rep. Blumenauer Introduces Bill to Double Federal Gas Tax
US Transportation Policy
Universal Truckload Services to Acquire Westport Axle
Universal Truckload Services
West Coast Volumes Down Year-Over-Year in October
Port of Oakland
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