Tag Archives: CSA 2010

Toll Increases Hit Pockets of Manufacturers/Carriers, Companies Lash Out

Last June, reports noted the New York State Thruway Authority’s consideration of imposing a 45% toll hike on commercial vehicles, effective as early as September 30th, in an attempt to raise $85 million to repair damage caused by trucks. The … Continue reading

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Pharmaceutical Industry Seeks Stricter Regulation of Dry Pharma Products as Medical Device Recalls Surge this Year

Thermal blankets/packaging, polyurethane containers, temperature-controlled trailers…all measures taken by shippers to help ensure the proper transport conditions of temperature-controlled shipments. But, as industry experts explain, “Today, temperature controlled transportation of products using cold chain facility is only ensured for the … Continue reading

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Responsibility No Longer Rests Solely on Carriers-Shippers at Risk of Vicarious Liability

Could you ask your boss for 23 million dollars?  In 2004, C.H. Robinson, a third party logistics provider, contracted Dragonfly Express to transport a shipment for one of their customers.  The driver, however, was negligent, falsifying logbook entries and driving … Continue reading

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FTR Associates Outlook Predicts 5-6% Freight Rate Increase: What Shippers and Carriers Can Expect Within Upcoming Months

Although the number of positions in the trucking industry surged last month, carriers and shippers are still facing struggles with driver shortage and will continue to do so for years.  In return, members of the supply chain can expect to … Continue reading

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Brokers/Carriers Losing Business as More Shippers Choose Carriers Based on CSA Scores

CSA 2010’s Safety Measurement System (SMS), which scores carriers and drivers’ safety performance in seven BASIC categories (Unsafe Driving, Fatigued Driving/Hours of Service, Driver Fitness, Controlled Substances/Alcohol, Vehicle Maintenance, Cargo-Related, and Crash-Indicator) placing those considered a risk on “alert” status, … Continue reading

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Due Diligence and Brand Equity Among Risks You Could be Facing…..Are You Checking Your Carrier’s CSA Scores?

Danger alert!  Every time you ship a product, regardless of its commodity, you are putting your brand equity and finances at risk.  Make that shipment one that contains food/beverages, pharmaceuticals, or chemicals and you now have the issue of consumer … Continue reading

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30% Wage Bill Increase Expected by 2014 to Accommodate Driver Shortage

As an increase in driver shortage continues to build, trucking companies are expected to pay their employees higher wages to account for capacity shortages. According to FTR Associates’ Noel Perry, carriers are predicted to pay 30% more in wages by … Continue reading

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Should Stability Control Systems be Mandatory? Some Argue No

Awaiting a proposal that would make stability control systems mandatory on tractors, but not trailers, is stirring a range of opinions among those in the trucking industry. Stability control systems, which became available in 2002, are becoming more and more … Continue reading

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Driver Shortage Predicted to Reach 200,000 in 2012

Trucking companies having been turning down load requests due to unavailability.  Manufacturers are experiencing backups on their docks and late or canceled appointments due to the hard time they are having finding a trucking company with the capacity to move … Continue reading

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