July 2015 Archive

Supply Chain Risk: When Bad Things Happen to Good Cargo

As companies seek to develop a foothold in new markets or source from lower-cost countries, supply chains are being stretched with tighter demands on cost, transit time and quality. These business models introduce new challenges, including multiple modes of transportation, customs, different currencies, several languages, laws, carriers and more importantly,

CRST Founder Smith Dies at 91

Herald Smith, the founder of CRST International, died July 27 at his summer home in Wisconsin at age 91. CRST — originally Cedar Rapids Steel Transport — ranks No. 25 on the Transport Topics Top 100 list of U.S. and Canadian for-hire carriers. The company’s annual revenue topped $1.35 billion

Self-driving cars just got a huge endorsement

The cars have the government’s backing. Mark Rosekind, the administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, wants you to know the government approves of self-driving cars. The government is backing the technology needed for the emerging technology, not hoping to block it from developing, according to recent statements made

ATA forecasts 29% freight growth by 2026

A new report released by American Trucking Assns. projects freight volumes will increase by nearly 29% over the next 11 years. “The outlook for all modes of freight transportation remains bright,” said ATA Chief Economist Bob Costello in releasing U.S. Freight Transportation Forecast to 2026. “Continued population growth, expansion of