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Impacts of the Extended Black Friday Shopping Season

By Point To Point on November, 14 2022

For decades, shoppers have descended on brick-and-mortar retailers the day after Thanksgiving, eager to scoop up some of the year's best deals. In more recent years, Cyber Monday was added to lengthen the shopping window. Then came Amazon's Prime Day. Then came other online sales days from retailers like Target and Walmart.

Topics: Supply Chain Retail
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New LTL eBOL API Standard to Drive Industry Efficiencies

By Point To Point on November, 9 2022

On October 24th, the Digital LTL Council of the National Motor Freight Traffic Association (NMFTA) announced that it had established a new application programming interface (API) standard for electronic bills of lading (eBOL). This marks the first time in the industry’s history that less-than-truckload has had a standard format for electronically sharing these vital and ubiquitous documents.

Topics: Industry News Supply Chain Technology LTL
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The Value of Veterans in Transportation

By Point To Point on October, 5 2022

Hiring military veterans has proven time and time again to be a win-win situation for both transportation companies and the veterans themselves. For our returning servicemen and women, our industry provides a good job, a stable career path, and an opportunity to utilize much of the skills and training gained during the course of military duty.

Topics: Culture
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FDA Food Facility Renewal Registration Begins Oct. 1

By Point To Point on September, 29 2022

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will begin accepting food facility registration renewals on Oct. 1, 2022, and continue through the end of the calendar year.

Topics: International Industry News Supply Chain
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CBP Is Increasing Their User Fees, Oct. 1, 2022

By Point To Point on September, 28 2022

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has posted notice of an increase in user fees, effective October 1, 2022. According to the agency, this is an effort to help offset rising inflation in the country. Importers will see an increase in their U.S. Customs user fees—minimum and maximum Merchandise Processing Fees (MPF).

Topics: International
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The Role Of Technology in Driver Safety

By Point To Point on September, 19 2022

Trucking is an indispensable part of the US economy, accounting for roughly 70% of all goods transported nationwide. Truck driving is also the most common job in roughly 28 of the country’s 50 states. 

Yet every time a truck driver gets behind the wheel, they face risks. The occupation ranks among the most dangerous in America, with upwards of 766 fatal injuries annually. Although 80% of these accidents are caused by cars and other passenger vehicles, accidents can also be caused by any number of factors – such as careless handling of the truck, driver fatigue, and equipment failure.

Topics: Safety Professionalism training
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Large Railroad Labor Unions Strike Update

By Point To Point on September, 12 2022

UPDATE (Nov 22, 2022): With recent announcements from several railroad unions on Nov 21 about a failure to come to an agreement on work contract updates, the industry is on watch once again for a potential strike by rail workers as early as December 9, 2022. Averitt will continue to monitor the discussions and updates in order to provide continuity of professional service to our customers as this situation continues to develop.

Topics: International Supply Chain Rail LTL Freight Handling
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Foreign Trade Zones and bonded warehouses: Clearing up misconceptions

By Point To Point on August, 24 2022

For all the variables of international commerce – with its endless combinations of commodities, origins, and destinations – there are still some things all shippers have in common: a desire to streamline the supply chain and reduce freight costs.

Topics: International Regulations
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AudioFormz and Averitt partner to deliver sound with style

By Point To Point on August, 11 2022

AudioFormz—an exciting company based in beautiful   Canton, Texas that outfits UTVs, side-by-sides, and golf carts with audio equipment and lighting accessories — has partnered with Averitt to become one of the flagship accounts in Averitt's new Asia Express Service, delivering from China all the way to Dallas, Texas. The power of one provider for a cutting-edge company like AudioFormZ is proving to be an effective and powerful match. 
Topics: International Supply Chain Case Study LTL