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Tactics to Improve Driver Retention

By Point To Point on August, 1 2022

The issue of driver retention is an ongoing challenge in the transportation industry. Not only has it become harder to find qualified drivers, but recruiting, vetting, and training them is more time-consuming and expensive than ever.

Topics: Careers Recruiting Drivers Trucking longevity driving Driver Appreciation
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The Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act: What to Know

By Point To Point on July, 27 2022

On June 21, 2022, The Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA) took effect, effectively banning the import of all goods made in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) of China. President Biden signed this law on December 23, 2021, after it overwhelmingly passed both houses of Congress. In addition to giving the government additional tools to enforce U.S. forced labor laws, the new law includes a statutory presumption that all goods from Xinjiang are made with forced labor.

Topics: International Importing Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act Import law
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Cargo Thieves Are Switching Targets – And Tactics

By Point To Point on July, 6 2022

It’s an unfortunate reality of the business – cargo has always been vulnerable to theft.

Topics: Freight Handling security
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Choosing the Right TMS for Any Size Business

By Point To Point on June, 17 2022

Along with the cost of staffing and materials, shipping and transportation management consistently ranks as one of the most expensive items in a company’s budget.

Topics: Truckload TMS LTL Trucking
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Optimizing Fuel Use in Your Supply Chain

By Point To Point on June, 2 2022

The rising cost and decreased supply of fuel continue to pose a significant challenge for shippers and carriers alike. Ongoing concerns over inflation, foreign wars, and economic uncertainty have only exacerbated the problem, with the national average price of diesel fuel soaring past previous records. As of May 16, the U.S. Energy Information Administration reported an average increase of $2.37 over a year ago, with sections of the East Coast seeing hikes of $3 or more.

Topics: Trucking sustainability efficiency fuel
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Delays in Commercial Truck and Trailer Production

By Point To Point on May, 13 2022

As the Wall Street Journal reported in September of last year, the global shortage of computer chips fueled by the pandemic has dramatically affected commercial truck and trailer production.

Topics: less-than-truckload LTL
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The Rise of Micro-Fulfillment Centers

By Point To Point on May, 9 2022

It’s no secret that the last decade has seen a dramatic rise in e-commerce. While as recently as 2011, the segment accounted for barely 5% of retail sales, that percentage has grown steadily – reaching nearly 20% in 2021. And forecasts indicate that by 2025, e-commerce will make up roughly a quarter of all global retail sales. 

Topics: Distribution Warehouse Management System
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Section 301 Exclusions Being Reinstated?

By Point To Point on March, 28 2022

As the subject line suggests, there has been a recent (March 23, 2022) development out of the office of the US Trade Representative that offers some hope to companies that had previously been subject to exclusions to the Sec. 301 duties against China.

Topics: International Industry News Tariffs
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Cargo Insurance Coverage: The Benefits Outweigh The Risks

By Point To Point on March, 18 2022

On March 1, 2022, the Felicity Ace sank in the Atlantic Ocean. Traveling from Germany to the U.S., the ship was carrying thousands of luxury cars from Volkswagen, including Porsches, Lamborghinis, and Bentleys. According to Reuters, without international cargo insurance coverage the financial losses could equal upwards of $155 million.

Topics: International Supply Chain