US shippers, trucking group locked in bill of lading battle
Two U.S. shipper groups are squaring off against the National Motor Freight Traffic Association to challenge recent changes to one of the most ubiquitous documents in transportation, the motor carrier bill of lading...read more.
National Shippers Strategic Transportation Council Presents Awards at the 2016 NASSTRAC Shippers Conference & Transportation Expo
Press Release - May 16, 2016
Chicago — National Shippers Strategic Transportation Council (NASSTRAC), the leading provider of advocacy, education, connections, and solutions to transportation and logistics management professionals who manage freight across all modes, is pleased to announce the 2015 Member of the Year Award, 2015 Associate Member of the Year Award, 2015 Joe Cutrona Service Award, the 2015 President’s Award and the 2015 Carrier of the Year Awards...read full press release.
Key Issues in Supply Chain Technology
Food Shippers of America
NASSTRAC president, Chris Norek, PhD, discusses key technology issues and perspectives that apply across various types of supply chain software... read more.
Morton Salt Named Shipper of the Year
Press Release - October 21, 2015
I am excited to announce Morton Salt has been named 2015 Shipper of the Year by the National
Old Dominion Named Top Carrier for 2015
Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. has been named NASSTRAC 2015 Carrier of the Year in the Multi Regional LTL category. This is the third consecutive year OD has received the honor...read more.
Motor Freight's Significant Challenges
Supply chain evangelist Mike Regan, NASSTRAC’s Advocacy Chairman, discusses challenges facing the trucking sector and how they're impacting both shippers and motor carriers...read more.
Experts Say Capacity Is More in Balance
Trucking supply and demand has been more balanced so far in the second quarter than a year earlier, but rates are continuing to rise because shippers have changed their freight-buying strategy, industry experts said...read more.
Shift Toward Density-Based Pricing Depends on Shippers, LTL Execs Say
Wider use of density-based pricing in the less-than-truckload industry will depend on shippers’ willingness to gradually adapt their habits and technology, industry officials said...read more.
Industry Execs Scold Congress For Indecision
Executives from four of the largest U.S. transportation companies last week directed a clear message at federal lawmakers: Do what’s needed to support infrastructure improvements now or risk real damage to the economy and competitiveness down the road...read more.
Lots of Talk, Little Action on Highway Funding
As a Senate panel prepares to consider a long-term highway bill, House transportation leaders are signaling support for a short-term funding fix...read more.
Virtually No Chance of Transport Funding Bill by May 31 Deadline, NASSTRAC Counsel Says
The chances of Congress passing a transport funding reauthorization bill by the current deadline of May 31 are virtually nonexistent, and unless action is taken by year's end it may be 2017 before the issue is taken up again in earnest...read more.
ABF Freight Receives National LTL Carrier of the Year Award
For the third consecutive year, ABF FreightSM, an ArcBest company ARCB, +2.41% has earned the National LTL Carrier of the Year Award from the National Shippers Strategic Transportation Council...read more.
Will Congress Preserve Changes to Trucker Hours Rule?
Congress may have to act to preserve recent changes to truck driver hours-of-service rules by passing a bill extending those changes before they expire Sept. 30, NASSTRAC officials said at the shipper group’s annual conference here. However, the legislative vehicle Congress would use to keep those changes on the books is very much in question...read more.
NASSTRAC Shippers Urged to Help 'Mitigate' Truck Driver Shortage
A year ago, Werner Enterprises set up a special e-mail “hotline” connecting its 9,000 truck drivers and President and Chief Operating Officer Derek Leathers. The goal: Identify shippers and receivers whose dock operations were not “driver friendly.”...read more.
NASSTRAC's Wild Ride
Walt Disney World may have closed Mr. Toad's Wild Ride in 1988, but it's unlikely that attendees at NASSTRAC's 2015 Shippers Conference & Transportation Expo in Orlando, Fla. will miss the long-gone old-time car ride, which was packed with sudden turns, near misses, and a head-on collision with a train. After all, they've been on a wild ride of their own this past year, what with weather-related transportation delays and service problems...read more.
NASSTRAC Organizes “Stand Up for Shippers” Fly-In Focused on Tackling National Transportation Issues to Ultimately Improve Highway Safety
Press Release - March 9, 2015
Chicago -- On March 3-4, 2015, The National Shippers Strategic Transportation Council (NASSTRAC) along with the Coalition of Transportation Productivity (CTP) and the Forest Resources Association (FRA), met with nearly 50 congressional offices and committees in Washington, DC to discuss issues affecting shipper productivity...read full press release.
A National Standard for Hiring ‘Safe’ Motor Carriers
Q: Is there confusion over what constitutes a safe carrier when screening and contracting for shipments?
Fleets, Shippers Criticize Agency's Coercion Proposal
Reaction was split over a proposed rule prohibiting the coercion of truck drivers to violate hours-of-service and other safety rules, with many carriers and shippers saying it goes too far, but some advocacy groups expressing concerns it doesn't go far enough...read more.
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