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CLIFF NOTES: Top Logistics Headlines This Week – September 25, 2019

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CLIFF NOTES: Week of September 25, 2019 Hurricane Lorenzo, Tropical Storm Karen and Post-Tropical Cyclone Jerry Move Across the Atlantic On September 25, the National Hurricane Center issued an advisory stating that Hurricane Lorenzo “continues to strengthen” and is “expected to become a major hurricane by Thursday.” Tropical Storm Karen continues to travel across the…
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CLIFF NOTES: Top Logistics Headlines This Week – September 11, 2019

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CLIFF NOTES: Week of September 11, 2019 FHWA Designates $871.2 Million for Disaster Relief Infrastructure Rebuild On September 10, the FHWA (Federal Highway Administration), a division of the U.S. Department of Transportation, announced that it has allocated $871.2 million “to help repair roads and bridges damaged during natural disasters including hurricanes, wildfires, floods and earthquakes,”…
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CLIFF NOTES: Top Logistics Headlines This Week – September 4, 2019

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CLIFF NOTES: Week of September 4, 2019 Weather Alert: Hurricane Dorian Please note that Hurricane Dorian’s landfall is impacting port, rail and over-the-road operations across the Southeastern United States. The storm is projected to travel along the coast throughout the week. Additional closings and delays are possible. For the latest updates on ports, trucking and…
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CLIFF NOTES: Top Logistics Headlines This Week – August 21, 2019

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CLIFF NOTES: Week of August 21, 2019 NMFC Changes Effective August 24, 2019 Supplement 2 from the Commodity Classification Standards Board (CCSB) was posted on July 25, 2019. This notice lists various changes to National Motor Freight Classification (NMFC) standards and packaging rules that will go into effect on August 24, 2019. Items such as…
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CLIFF NOTES: Top Logistics Headlines This Week – August 14, 2019

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CLIFF NOTES: Week of August 14, 2019 FMCSA Proposes Changes to Hours-of-Service Rules On August 14, the FMCSA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration) announced a proposal to change HOS (hours-of-service) rules. The proposed rule would involve five key initiatives, providing flexibility that would generate an estimated $274 million in savings for American consumers and our…
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CLIFF NOTES: Top Logistics Headlines This Week – August 7, 2019

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CLIFF NOTES: Week of August 7, 2019 S301 List 3 Product Exclusions On August 5, 2019, the USTR (United States Trade Representative) announced that product exclusions have been approved for S301 List 3 duties. The product exclusions are broken into ten new product-specific descriptions such as certain plastic containers, pet cages, shopping carts and inflatable…
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CLIFF NOTES: Top Logistics Headlines This Week – July 31, 2019

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CLIFF NOTES: Week of July 31, 2019 NMFC Changes Effective August 24, 2019 Supplement 2 from the Commodity Classification Standards Board (CCSB) was posted on July 25, 2019. This notice lists various changes to National Motor Freight Classification (NMFC) standards and packaging rules that will go into effect on August 24, 2019. Items such as…
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CLIFF NOTES: Top Logistics Headlines This Week – July 24, 2019

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CLIFF NOTES: Week of July 24, 2019 FMCSA Seeks CDL Testing Process Flexibility On July 24, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) proposed a rule that would provide CDL applicants with the opportunity to take the mandated specialized and general knowledge tests in any state. Currently, CDL applicants must test in their state of…
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CLIFF NOTES: Top Logistics Headlines This Week – July 17, 2019

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Domestic U.S. DOT Launches $2.3M Grant Program to Battle Drug-Impaired Driving On July 15, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) made the announcement that a $2.3 million grant program will be launched in an effort to lessen drug-impaired driving in…
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