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Happening Now: California trucking law will affect cross-border truckers

Jul 11, 2024 / by Weber Logistics posted in Happening Now

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According to FreightWaves, California’s Advanced Clean Fleets rule is likely to impact Mexico cross-border trucking operators. Many fleet owners are not ready to comply with this rule, which takes effect in January 2025.

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Happening Now: Supreme Court ruling could strengthen freight carriers’ legal challenges

Jul 1, 2024 / by Weber Logistics posted in Happening Now

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According to FreightWaves, the U.S. Supreme Court has made a decision that could help freight carriers challenge regulations more easily. In a 6-3 ruling, the Court overturned the Chevron doctrine, a 40-year-old policy that required lower courts to always side with federal agencies when regulations were unclear.

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Happening Now: US Imports Continue to Rise

Jun 26, 2024 / by Weber Logistics posted in Happening Now

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According to The Loadstar, inbound container volumes were up 5.6% in May compared to last year. This follows YOY increases of 26.5% in February, 19.9% in March, and 13.4% in April.

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Happening Now: Canadian border agents to vote on a four-year agreement

Jun 19, 2024 / by Weber Logistics posted in Happening Now

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According to Supply Chain Dive, Canadian border agents will vote on a new four-year labor agreement with the government between June 20 and July 4. The union's negotiating committee has recommended ratifying the deal, which follows two years without a contract for the over 9,000 members of the Canada Border Services Agency.

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Happening Now: East & Gulf Coast port labor talks suspended

Jun 11, 2024 / by Weber Logistics posted in Happening Now

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According to CNBC, talks between the International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA) – which represents the union workers at East Coast and Gulf Coast ports – and the ports have broken down over automation allegations.

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Happening Now: Signs of Transportation Market Tightening

Jun 5, 2024 / by Weber Logistics posted in Happening Now

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According to Trucking Dive, the transportation market is experiencing a “rightsizing.” 2024 is seeing about the same number of new trucking companies enter the market as there were last year. Overall, however, there are more trucking companies shutting down than there are entering the industry.

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Happening Now: Container shortages in China are creating ‘total havoc’

May 25, 2024 / by Weber Logistics posted in Happening Now

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According to The Loadstar, forwarders are reporting that there are container shortages in northern China. This is primarily due to a strong market and lower vessel capacity related to events in the Red Sea.

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Happening Now: Shift of Cargo to West Coast Gains Momentum

May 24, 2024 / by Weber Logistics posted in Happening Now

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According to Supply Chain Dive, Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Gene Seroka recently estimated that 2%-5% of shippers’ cargo has moved back from the East Coast to the West Coast. More cargo is expected to follow, especially if East and Gulf Coast port labor negotiations break down over the summer.

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Happening Now: A sharp spike in container shipping demand

May 23, 2024 / by Weber Logistics posted in Happening Now

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According to the JOC, the container shipping market has experienced an unexpected sharp spike in demand, which seems to be an early start to the peak season. This early rush may be driven by shippers' fears of disruptions from labor negotiations on the US East Coast, or due to rerouting services around Africa.

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Happening Now: Supply Chain Prominence Brings Greater Scrutiny

May 17, 2024 / by Weber Logistics posted in Happening Now

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As the role of supply chains has become more prominent in organizational strategy, their leaders are now more integral to and influential within the C-suite. According to Supply Chain Management Review, however, this increased importance has led to greater scrutiny in several areas, including spending, customer experience, and regulatory compliance.

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