Transportation

Managing Customs Bond Sufficiency in a Chaotic Trade Climate

As Featured in American Journal of Transportation Trade remedy tariffs are no longer headline news, but they are still relevant and pose a unique set of delay and disruption concerns for importers. High among these concerns are insufficient Customs Bonds. With no end in sight for any relief from these tariffs, importers and their customs […]

Transportation

Reduce the Increasing Rate of Rail Thefts

Situation  In Q4, BSI recorded a significant uptick in rail thefts in North America, especially in the United States, in the Los Angeles area along trail lines, and near the port.  In Q4, the rail modality accounted for 6.7 percent of recorded cargo theft incidents in the United States. While this is a significant jump […]

Cargo Insurance, Industry Insights, Shipper's Interest Cargo Insurance, Trade, Transportation

Top 10 Reasons to Purchase the Rental Car Damage Waiver

By Jim Nerger, Vice President, Roanoke Trade While most collision damage waiver (CDW) or loss damage waiver (LDW) fees are considered by many to be outrageous, consumers are best advised to purchase the CDW/LDW when renting a vehicle. These waivers may protect you against thousands of dollars in charges not covered under your personal auto policy. Since your auto […]

Industry Insights, Transportation

Roanoke Trade Launches Cyber Suite for Small to Midsize Logistics Service Providers

The clarion message from hackers today is that no company – large or small – is immune from cyber attacks, with their methods increasingly more sophisticated and targeted against those firms that transact a wealth of data online. This includes the transportation sector, which ranked fifth as the most cyber-attacked industry in 2016, according to […]

Industry Insights, Shipping, Transportation

‘Tis a Very Busy Season for this Holiday for Logistics Companies

The most recent figures from the Labor Department shows that the warehousing and storage sector geared up in November for the holiday season, adding 8,100 jobs to pick, pack and ship e-commerce orders. This number reflects the most jobs the sector has added in a single month since December 2015, according to an article in […]

Cargo Insurance, Industry Insights, Shipping, Transportation

Preparing for the Road Ahead: Autonomous Vehicles & Vessels

The race to get autonomous vehicles and vessels on the road and on our waterways is set to impact the way the logistics industry operates. While the reality of self-driving vehicles and vessels in still in the distant future, those throughout the logistics supply chain should be taking a close look at what is taking […]

Cargo Insurance, Industry Insights, Shipping, Transportation

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