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Shipment Delays Expected as Truck Drivers Strike in Protest of Rising Fuel Prices in Brazil Blockades have shut down roads across 23 states, impacting transportation, port operations, and exports of grain, animal protein, and automotive parts. UPDATE 4 June 2018 – Brazilian Truck Driver Strike Ends but Shipment Delays Expected Delays expected to persist for […]

Impact of December 18th ELD Mandate
December 14, 2017

Impact of December 18th ELD Mandate The FMCSA congressionally mandated ELD (Electronic Logging Device) compliance deadline is set for December 2017. Starting December 18th, inspectors and roadside enforcement personnel will begin documenting violations on roadside inspection reports and will issue citations to drivers operating vehicles without a compliant ELD.           What is the ELD Mandate? The ELD […]

The aftermath of a cyber-attack on APM Terminals all over the world is approaching its fourth week, as truckers continue to report delays at the gates. The attack occurred on June 27, and is believed to have been an attempt to wipe company computers completely, according to the Journal of Commerce (JOC). APM’s ability to […]

The Los Angeles Times is reporting that around 100 truck drivers and warehouse workers plan to strike, starting on Monday, June 19. The striking workers serve the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. With the backing of labor unions, port drivers have been locked in a long battle for classification as employees rather than […]

The state of Texas is poised to allow higher weight limits in the vicinity of the Port of Houston. Governor Greg Abbott has signed SB1524, which will raise the maximum weight, with permit, to 93,000 pounds for six-axle trucks, or 100,000 pounds for seven-axle trucks within a 30-mile radius of Texas ports. Effective on January […]

Three Japanese ocean carriers have agreed to spin off their container shipping divisions and merge them together under an agreement released on October 31, 2016. “K” Line, MOL and NYK will create a joint venture company with the goal of improving scale and efficiency, utilizing the best practices of the three companies. The 300 billion […]

Amid Hanjin Bankruptcy and Disruptive Global Shipping Conditions, UWL Continues to Provide Stable, Logistics Solutions for All Shippers In response to the Hanjin Shipping bankruptcy, UWL has booked new cargo with alternate carriers to minimize disruption for customers. UWL will continue to provide market intelligence to its customers to ensure they are informed of marketplace dynamics. Please find […]

According to American Shipper: The ports of Savannah and Brunswick will be closed for operations tomorrow, Sept. 2, 2016, as a result of expected severe weather caused by Hurricane Hermine, which was recently upgraded from a tropical storm to a category 1 hurricane. Deepwater seaports in the southeastern United States are bracing for expected severe […]

The FDA announced the availability of the draft guidance for industry and FDA staff in a Federal Register Notice (FRN) entitled “Unique Device Identification System: Form and Content of the Unique Device Identifier (UDI)”on July 26, 2016. When finalized, this draft document will define the expected content and forms of the unique device identifier (UDI), to assist both […]

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