Daily Transportation and Logistics News – Feb. 24, 2011

The State of Automation

Technology and innovation, a focus for us at BlueGrace Logistics, are changing the way the transportation industry works. Inventory management and many other transportation operations should be looked at in an entirely new way to ensure that each company is moving forward with the rest of the industry.

ATA Supports Proposed Ban on Hand-Held Phone Use by Drivers

In an important move for the trucking industry, the American Trucking Associations announced its support for the FMCSA’s proposal to prohibit use of hand-held phones while driving.

Panama Canal preparations under full sail

The expansion of the Panama Canal, which is set for completion in the year 2014, has companies and seaports all over the world preparing for the new competitive landscape in the industry.

Libyan Ports Closed by Violence

Due to the concerns over the violence in Libya, all of the ports in the country have been closed.

Uproar over proposed HOS regulations not abating anytime soon

The Hours of Service proposal is still a hot topic among members of the transportation and logistics industry. The proposal has actually become less favored now, then when it was originally introduced.

Truck volumes post strong gains in January

Despite the harsh winter storms that pounded much of the country, year-to-year truck tonnage increased 8 percent in January.

– Ben Dundas, Web Analyst