Ascent Global Logistics Blog

December 19, 2019

NMFC Changes Scheduled for January 4, 2020

On December 5, 2019, the Commodity Classification Standards Board (CCSB) posted amendments to the National Motor Freight Classification (NMFC) class codes. These amendments will go in effect on January 4, 2020.

November 13, 2019

Potential Strike with Canadian National Railway

The Canadian National Railway and the Teamsters Canada Union (TCRC) are currently engaging in contract negotiations to avoid a potential strike. The TCRC represents roughly 3,000 of Canadian National Railway’s conductors, train persons and yard persons.

November 7, 2019

Proposed NMFC Changes Scheduled for December 5, 2019

The Commodity Classification Standards Board (CCSB) has posted proposed amendments to the National Motor Freight ® (NMFC®). These amendments will be published, pending reconsideration, on December 5, 2019 and are expected to go in effect on January 4, 2020.

October 22, 2019

Make Sure You Bundle Up (Your LTL and TL Shipments) This Winter!

Are you managing shipments with multiple carriers or 3PLs? Do you crave the simplicity of shipping through just one company? Processing shipments through different providers can be a headache. Each carrier or 3PL operates slightly differently, making your internal processes and controls a moving target.

October 4, 2019

Norfolk Southern Service Suspended: Bridge Collapse

Updated 10/4/2019. Norfolk Southern services between Kansas City, MO and Moberly, MO are still suspended due to the collapse of the Grand River Bridge in Brunswick, MO on Wednesday, October 2.

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.

April 4, 2019

NMFC Changes Effective April 27, 2019

Supplement 1 from the Commodity Classification Standards Board has been posted. This notice lists various changes to NMFCs and packaging rules that will go into effect on April 27, 2019.

March 28, 2019

Five Heavy Haul Questions & Answers From Our Specialized Transportation Team

Ascent Global Logistics heavy haul team, Ascent Specialized, was recently recognized by the Specialized Carriers and Rigging Association (SC&RA) as an industry leader. Our heavy haul team member, Travis Lewellyn, was selected as one of fifteen up-and-coming global leaders that were invited to attend the 2019 Leadership Forum.

February 15, 2019

How To Address Your Supply Chain Complexities In 2019

Now that 2019 is underway and our clients are actively planning for the rest of the year, industry experts predict that demand for industrial technology and manufacturing will continue to grow.