Teamsters and Warehouse Worker Strike

Port of LA-Long Beach Truck drivers and warehouse workers at the Port of Los Angeles-Long Beach are gearing up to launch their 16th strike in 5 years, starting on Monday, October 1, 2018.  The employees will be picketing at company facilities, marine terminals, rail yards, […]

Driver Appreciation Week 2018

In the time it takes you to read this sentence, truckers in the United States will have driven 80,000 miles. National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, September 9-15, 2018, is when America takes the time to honor all professional truck drivers for their hard work and […]

Local Trucks and Drays impacted by ELD Mandate

New Regulation = No Capacity = High Rates The recent ELD Mandate has really taken a toll on America’s trucking industry causing truck capacity constraints, which have also negatively impacted delivery schedules and often led to unanticipated additional cost.  Sound familiar? The ELD Mandate requires commercial […]

ELD Mandate Moving Forward

  According to Hailey Desormeaux of American Shipper, “The U.S. House of Representatives rejected an effort to delay the implementation of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) electronic logging device (ELD) mandate after a bill was introduce in July to push back its implementation […]

Talking Freight Seminars

Talking Freight with the U.S. Department of Transportation

Talking Freight with the U.S. Department of Transportation If you have not yet participated in Talking Freight, I encourage you to do so. These monthly webinars are sponsored by the Federal Highway Administration.  And the best part… they are free! More information about Talking Freight Links […]

Autonomous Trucking in our Future

Autonomous Trucking in our Future An interesting article by William Cassidy of the Journal of Commerce really struck my attention.  Automated trucks and a hands free experience for the driver?  How does that work? Chris Spear, the president and CEO of the American Trucking Associations […]

What to Expect in 2016

What to Expect in 2016 Top 10 New Service Offerings from Scarbrough in 2016 Scarbrough’s Group of Companies continue to grow, adding new services to provide solutions and to improve our clients’ supply chains. Some new services to look forward to this year: 1. Two day […]

Overcoming LTL Shipping Challenges

Overcoming LTL Shipping Challenges Excerpt from Inbound Logistics |  July 2015 Less-than-truckload (LTL) transportation involves moving shipments that won’t fill a 48- or 53-foot semi-trailer. LTL could be half of a full shipment, a single pallet, or a single box. LTL shipping creates many challenges, […]

Toronto Area Trucker Strike Ends

Deal Signed Ending Toronto Area Trucker Strike Excerpt from Today’s Trucking | September 17, 2015 BRAMPTON, ON –- A group representing hundreds of striking truckers serving rail intermodal terminals in the Greater Toronto Area are hailing an agreement reached Wednesday, ending a nine-day standoff with transportation […]

Truck parking: Open the gates

There are plenty of factors that contribute to tightening truck capacity and rising transportation costs, but one of the most overlooked is the lack of adequate truck parking. Securing a truck to haul a load may be problem No. 1 for many shippers, but for […]