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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 Ongoing Challenge of Driver Detention

By Averitt Express on October, 19 2022

Truck driver detention is nothing new. The issue has been discussed, debated, and argued about for years. Yet, in all that time, the challenge has only worsened – causing increasing ripples across supply chains and throwing off truckload delivery schedules that were already impacted by supply shortages, capacity issues, and an ongoing driver shortage. In this post, we examine some of the contributing factors.

Topics: Industry News Truckload Professionalism Drivers Freight Handling
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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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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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The Truck Driver Shortage: Moving Forward

By Point To Point on March, 7 2022

Anyone who follows transportation news is already well aware that America is facing a shortage of commercial truck drivers. According to estimates from the American Trucking Association, the United States currently needs more than 80,000 additional truck drivers – a number that could swell beyond 160,000 by the year 2030.

Topics: Industry News Trucking
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Carta Porte: New Invoices & Obligations For Mexico Shipments

By Point To Point on February, 21 2022

On May 1, 2021, the Tax Administration Service (SAT by its Spanish acronym), published on its website the electronic document called Complemento carta porte (Carta Porte) or Bill of Lading supplement.

Topics: International Industry News Supply Chain Trucking
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2022 State of the Supply Chain [Video]

By Point To Point on February, 11 2022

Following the release of the results from the 7th annual State of the North American Supply Chain Survey, Averitt's Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Kent Williams, recently sat down to discuss the results with the Commercial Carrier Journal's Matt Cole and Jason Cannon.

Topics: Industry News Supply Chain Trucking
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The Panama Canal's Impact On Pandemic-Stretched Supply Chains

By Point To Point on February, 4 2022

The newly-expanded Panama Canal was opened on June 26, 2016. Three years later, we addressed the impact that the Panama Canal expansion had made on supply chains to that point.

Topics: International Industry News Supply Chain
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The Elephant in the Container: International Supply Chain Struggles

By Point To Point on January, 27 2022

In the last week of December 2021, more than 100 container ships were anchored outside the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. While that wasn’t the all-time high up until that point, the sheer number shows just how backed up the international supply chain currently is as we begin the new year. With that said, 2021 was a year that shippers, especially those involved with imports, will never forget.

Topics: International Industry News Supply Chain Trucking