Ascent Global Logistics Blog

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

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.

September 11, 2020

Purchase Order Management: The Right Solution for Your Business

When it comes to supply chain management, it’s necessary to recognize that there is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all solution. While Purchase Order (PO) Management systems can be daunting due to cost, technology and time involved, with the right partner, they can be tailored to manage your supply chain efficiently.

September 1, 2020

How Purchase Order Management Benefits Your Supply Chain

In 2019, over $2 trillion worth of goods were imported to the United States. Yes, that’s trillion, with a T – a lot of goods. We can safely assume that all the product did not move flawlessly from its point of origin to its destination in the United States.