Food Shippers of America

Supply Chain Dive

The rate of compliance with with electronic logging devices (ELDs) has risen to 92 percent in the days before the enforcement deadline of April 1, according to a survey from CarrierLists. Short-haul and small fleet trucks are lagging in their compliance rates, and some experts predict that the driver shortage could worsen once enforcement takes effect.

Visit https://www.supplychaindive.com/news/eld-compliance-rates-rise-april-1-deadline-approaches/519567/ to view the full article online.


The Packer

A number of food industry trade groups have petitioned the Senate Commerce Committee and the House Transportation Committee to hold hearings on the topic of electronic logging devices (ELDs). In their letter, the groups asked for a two-year extension to the waiver for agriculture carrers.

Visit https://www.thepacker.com/article/industry-groups-ask-eld-hearing to view the full article online.

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Fleet Owner

Effective security measures are becoming more important than ever as a consequence of Food Safety Modernization Act requirements. Experts note that cargo thieves often break seals to take a look at loads before deciding whether to commit theft.

Visit http://www.fleetowner.com/regulations/fsma-compliance-when-cargo-thieves-go-shopping to view the full article online.


Freight Waves

With the Federal Reserve expected to raise interest rates, continuing its pattern of small, gradual increases, potential effects on freight markets and carriers could include greater difficulty for smaller carriers in securing bank loans and increases in the cost of equipment. The effects of interest rate increases can take months to manifest, however.

Visit https://www.freightwaves.com/news/economics/fed-appears-set-to-raise-rates to view the full article online.


Freight Waves

A new bill introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives called the Developing Responsible Individuals for a Vibrant Economy Act, or the DRIVE-Safe Act, would allow CDL holders younger than 21 to drive across state lines as part of an apprenticeship program. The program would consist of  two probationary periods in which an experienced driver would have to be present in the cab.

Visit https://www.freightwaves.com/news/legislation-drivers-under18-interstate to view the full article online.



The rising cost of transportation could soon lead to prices increases on consumer goods as suppliers seek to maintain their profit margins. U.S. food companies are among those likely to be most affected if truck rates continue to increase as expected over the next year.

Visit https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-freight-transportation-insight/corporate-americas-new-dilemma-raising-prices-to-cover-higher-transport-costs-idUSKCN1GA0DS to view the full article online.

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According to a new report from the American Trucking Association, between the third and fourth quarters of 2017, the driver turnover rate dropped from 95 percent to 88 percent. Experts attribute the decrease to an increase in pay for drivers and strong freight rates. However, the turnover rate remains higher than it was a year ago.

Visit https://www.trucks.com/2018/03/21/truck-driver-turnover-dips-pay-increases/ to view the full article online.


Logistics Management

The shortage of truck drivers remains one of the biggest issues in freight transportation, and the possibility exists that the shortage could worsen if the economy continues to improve and volume increases.

Visit https://www.logisticsmgmt.com/article/same_concerns_remain_when_it_comes_to_the_truck_driver_shortage to view the full article online.

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Descartes has worked with Aljex for years to provide end-to-end solutions for the freight broker community in North America. The acquisition integrates the market leading Aljex TMS into the Descartes Global Logistics Network, providing customers with improved shipment tracking and carrier capacity.
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