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GAO Report Recommends Changes to Safety Measurement System for Motor Carriers

Freight Forwarders, Brokers Should Go Beyond SMS Scores in Carrier Selection The Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) program under the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has come under review by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) over the last several months. In February, the GAO issued a report that indicated that the […]

April 29, 2014

Industry Insights

Five Important Tips to Consider When Reviewing Shipper / LSP Contracts

Five Important Tips to Consider When Reviewing Contracts If one thing can be said for the relationships between transportation intermediaries and their clients, it’s that no two are the same. That is especially true for shippers who demand that their own terms and conditions dictate your relationship.  In the past, only a select group of […]

April 24, 2014

Industry Insights

ISF Enforcement Updates

ISF Enforcement Updates The trade community’s interest in ISF developments remains high. Considering the sweeping impact of this program upon brokers, importers, and others, this is no surprise. Has there been a great deal of ISF discussion over the past seven months? Yes. Have there been a many substantive changes? Not really. As a follow-up to an ISF enforcement […]

April 23, 2014

Industry Insights

Update on Exemptions for ATA Carnet

Update on Exemptions for ATA Carnet Roanoke Insurance Group confirmed that the U.S. Council for International Business (USCIB) has received a written statement from U.S. Census clarifying that during this period of Informed Compliance ATA Carnet shipments will still be exempt from the new EEI filing requirement. U.S. Census stated the following: “During this period (of Informed […]

April 22, 2014

Industry Insights

TRIA Reauthorization and the Transportation and Logistics Industry

TRIA Reauthorization and the Transportation and Logistics Industry During the last eighteen months there has been ongoing debate over the reauthorization of the government-backed Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA), which is set to expire on December 31, 2014. There have been multiple hearings during this time with the most recent taking place the week of […]

April 15, 2014

Industry Insights

ATA Carnet Seminar at the Newark Club in New Jersey

On April 23, 2014, Vlad Polishchuk will be presenting a seminar at the Newark Club in New Jersey on ‘ATA Carnet: The Merchandise Passport’ for the New York/New Jersey Foreign Freight Forwarders and Brokers Association Inc. This luncheon presents the opportunity to learn about how ATA Carnets can benefit your bottom line, how to make customs clearance […]

April 12, 2014


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