ELD Mandate Is In Effect: What Can You Expect?
- Published: 19 Dec 2017
Yesterday (December 18, 2017), the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) electronic logging device (ELD) mandate came into effect. Yesterday marked the beginning of phase one of complete ELD adoption. Phase one’s goal is to raise awareness and offer a transition period for the mandate. And to complement that effort of raising awareness, this blog
- Published: 17 Nov 2017
3PLs work with many clients to help achieve their goals in creating an efficient and effective supply chain. In order to do this, a 3PL could use paperwork or electronic means. Paperwork is, as you may have guessed, significantly slower than using the technology available. One of these core technologies is electronic data interchange (EDI).
- Published: 27 Oct 2017
What is the ELD mandate? The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is enforcing electronic logging devices (ELD) for all trucks in the US. These ELDs will be making their way to Canada, too. ELDs will electronically record a driver’s Record of Duty Status. This will completely replace the traditional paper logbook that some drivers
- Published: 03 Oct 2017
If you’re a US-based company and want to get your goods from the US to Canada faster, safer, and cheaper, you need to enlist Canadian carrier. For more detail on the benefits of using a Canadian carrier instead of an American carrier, you should
- Published: 15 Sep 2017
Let’s say you’re comfortable serving your customers in the United States and don’t see a need to expand your company north into Canada. What would you miss out on? What would you need to hear to convince you that expansion into Canada is a great idea? You’d probably want to hear that expansion could give
- Published: 08 Sep 2017
If you’re a US-based company looking to expand north into Canada, there are a lot of things that can be done incorrectly. That’s why securing a 3PL that is well-versed in navigating the everyday obstacles of such a situation is necessary to ensure that you successfully expand into Canada with as few problems as possible.
- Published: 25 Aug 2017
It’s about time that we have some fun and look at some more logistics quotes. This list will not reiterate the quotes of our last blog. If you haven’t already, be sure to read our previous blog detailing our favourite logistics quotes. #5 – Tom Peters “Leaders win through logistics. Vision, sure. Strategy, yes. But
- Published: 31 Jul 2017
New technology, whether for a carrier, 3PL, or other business in the logistics industry, can be tempting to invest in. You keep hearing that you’ll fall by the wayside if you don’t upgrade. That isn’t necessarily true. There are some situations in which you should not invest in new technology. Too expensive If the investment
- Published: 24 Jul 2017
The logistics industry depends on shipments arriving on-time. Delivering too late, or sometimes too early, is unacceptable. Communication is key when comes to making a delivery. To communicate effectively, however, you need up-to-date and correct information. In the supply chain, you cannot tell your customer that you don’t know where their shipment is. What is
- Published: 16 Jul 2017
In last week’s blog, we wrote about the challenges of visibility in the supply chain. This week we will explore some of the potential solutions of poor product visibility. This blog post is by no means an exhaustive list of solutions, but some of the best solutions to improving product visibility for your clients. Freight