Ascent Global Logistics Blog

August 1, 2018

August 2018 – The Miscellaneous Trade Bill (MTB) of 2018

In May 2016, the American Manufacturing Competitiveness Act was enacted, which established a new process for “the submission and consideration of petitions for temporary duty suspension and reductions.”

July 31, 2018

How Partial Truckload Shipments Supplement Your Transportation Strategy

While most freight shipments are transported via less-than-truckload or truckload, there’s another method of transportation that could be a more economical choice for your business: partial truckload. Although partial truckload isn’t the most common shipping method, it can be a great supplement to your overall transportation strategy.

July 30, 2018

UPDATE: Important Section 301 Tariff Information For Chinese Imports

With all the recent updates to tariffs, Ascent Global Logistics hopes to provide key information that will allow you to maintain peak supply chain performance. Currently, there are three main lists of tariffs of U.S.

July 17, 2018

How To Apply For Exemptions From The Latest Proposed Tariffs (USTR-2018-0026)

The Administration recently announced intentions to implement $200 billion worth of additional tariffs on U.S. imports from China. This announcement (USTR-2018-0026) came after the Administration released a list of more than 6,031 product lines that will be charged a 10 percent tariff.

June 26, 2018

Spending Too Much Time Negotiating LTL Pricing Contracts? Here Are 3 Ways Ascent Can Help

When is the last time you reevaluated your less-than-truckload (LTL) carrier relationships? While we understand that this is a time consuming task, ensuring that you effectively manage your carrier contracts will help you and your business save time and money.

June 7, 2018

3 Frequently Asked Questions You Should Ask About Tariffs

***See the latest information regarding Section 301 tariffs by clicking here.

Over the past few months, we understand that it has been difficult to stay up to date on international trade and tariffs.

June 5, 2018

Future Proof Your Supply Chain: Why It Pays To Take A Look Today

How long has it been since you considered your supply chain and how to improve its efficiency? One month ago? Two months ago? A year ago? In a previous blog post , 88.3 percent of importers feel that their freight providers are not technologically advanced.

May 22, 2018

Is Freight Forwarder Technology Slowing You Down? Consider Making A Switch!

88.3 percent of importers feel that their freight providers are not technologically advanced.  This means that nearly 9 in 10 importers believe they are falling behind due to lack of innovative information from their supply chain partners.

May 15, 2018
Boxes of Freight on Pallets at back of semi truck trailer

4 Tips For Controlling Your Inbound Freight Costs

The transportation market is extremely dynamic and there are a variety of factors that influence freight rates. There are times when there’s an oversupply of capacity and other times when there’s a severe capacity crunch.

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