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Roanoke Holiday Hours

  In observance of the upcoming Christmas holiday, our offices will close at 1:00PM on Thursday, December 24th and remain closed through Friday, December 25th. We will resume normal office hours on Monday, December 28th. We will also close at 3:00PM on Thursday, December 31st and remain closed through Friday, January 1st for New Year’s. We […]

December 22, 2015

Corporate Communiqué

Final FMCSA Rule Takes Action to Stop Coercion of Commercial Vehicle Drivers

Late last month, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) released its final rule on regulations that prohibit motor carriers, shippers, receivers, or transportation intermediaries from coercing drivers to operate commercial motor vehicles in violation of certain provisions of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs). In addition, the rule prohibits […]

December 22, 2015

Industry Insights

Corporate Communiqué

Sting Trailers Used to Bait Criminals, Help Fight Multi-Billion-Dollar Cargo Losses

Cargo theft is huge problem, according to the FBI, causing $15 billion to $30 billion in losses annually in the United States. To combat this issue, law enforcement and insurance companies are luring thieves with the use of sting trailers, equipped with surveillance cameras and GPS tracking devices hidden both in the trailer and the […]

December 16, 2015

Industry Insights

Boom Time for Project Cargo Imports at U.S. Gulf Ports

Reports coming out in the trade indicate that U.S. Gulf ports – from Florida to Texas – are experiencing increased import volumes of steel and project cargoes. This strong flow of project cargo is as a result of better economic conditions and a strong dollar, according to an article in the Journal of Commerce (JOC). […]

December 08, 2015

Industry Insights

URS to Begin December 12, 2015

Unified Registration System (URS) will begin a phased launch beginning December 12, 2015. See more at the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) website. The Congressionally mandated Unified Registration System (URS) will begin a phased launch beginning December 12, 2015. A phased approach allows for the complexity of retiring old systems and unifying the regulatory structure […]

December 07, 2015

Industry Insights

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