Ascent Global Logistics Blog

February 25, 2021

Proposed NMFC Changes Scheduled for April 10, 2021

Please be advised that the Commodity Classification Standards Board (CCSB) has released a Notice of Disposition outlining the proposed amendments considered at the public meeting on February 9, 2021. Dispositions resulting in amendments to the National Motor Freight Classification (NMFC) will be published in a supplement to the NMFC unless reconsideration is granted.

February 19, 2021

On-Board Courier: Passenger Priority for Your Freight

When a client needs their cargo moved quickly from one destination to another, there are many factors to consider. How far does the freight need to travel? Does the client need constant visibility of the shipment?

February 4, 2021

Evolving Domestic Regulatory Changes Continue to Impact the Way Carriers Operate

2020 saw dramatic changes and recommendations to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Regulations, as well as state-driven policies that have significantly impacted carriers and their drivers across the United States.

January 14, 2021

Navigating the Driver Shortage Crisis in 2021

With the dawn of another year, shippers face planning transportation strategies that will ensure coverage, all while trying to predict budgets in a stressed market. Consumer demand continues to rise, yet the number of truck drivers on the road is considerably less than in previous years.

December 8, 2020

Introducing PEAK View

With eCommerce becoming increasingly prevalent in recent years, many consumers have become accustomed to the feeling of instant gratification and the fast delivery of purchased goods. Whether you’re online shopping for shoes from a department store or a leaf blower from a home improvement store, once you receive confirmation your order has been fulfilled, you typically want to know exactly when your package will arrive on your doorstep.

November 6, 2020

Proposed NMFC Changes Scheduled for November 19, 2020

The Commodity Classification Standards Board (CCSB) has released a Notice of Disposition outlining the proposed amendments considered at the public meeting on October 6, 2020. Dispositions resulting in amendments to the National Motor Freight Classification (NMFC) will be published in a supplement to the NMFC unless reconsideration is granted.

October 29, 2020

How PEAK International Simplifies Your Supplier Communications

How many times have you spent ages hunting through your email inbox to find the latest message about an order? Do you find yourself asking questions like, “Did I approve to ship it late?

October 28, 2020

How Supply Chains Support Halloween Candy Distribution

While many other holidays throughout the year are associated with candy, Halloween is one of the most popular candy holidays of them all. In the weeks leading up to Halloween, people stock up on a variety of treats to give away to trick-or-treaters and consume themselves.

October 6, 2020
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Six Things to Consider for an Effective Sourcing Strategy

It’s the mantra you hear from any real estate professional: location, location, location. The right house in the wrong area is less desirable than the almost-right home in the ideal location.

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