The U.S. Department of Transportation is looking into how delays at ports and other loading and unloading facilities may be affecting driver compliance with hours-of-service rules designed to increase safety.
Union Pacific’s failure to maintain its track and equipment resulted in broken and sheared lag bolts, which caused the June 3 derailment of a train near Mosier, Ore., according to a preliminary report from the Federal Railroad Administration.
Meanwhile, the pound slid the most on record to its weakest since 1985, while the yen rallied on demand for haven assets, following Britain’s vote to leave the European Union.
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SMC³ CEO Andrew Slusher told American Shipper Tuesday that less-than-truckload carriers have a difficult time converting shippers from class to density-based pricing.
Although one might expect bad service to be the primary reason for switching suppliers, this is not the case in the container shipping industry, Xeneta CEO Patrik Berglund explained.