Shipper News Unloaded: November 2021

Posted by Fernando Correa ● Nov 23, 2021 8:00:00 AM

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The inland shipping industry is constantly evolving, whether it's economic trends, new technology, or regulation changes.

Keeping up with all of these developments isn't easy for most shippers. One of the main goals at Cargobot is to help you stay up to date on the most recent news to help further increase your chance for success in the inland freight industry.

Here is a brief overview of the latest news in November 2021 impacting shippers.


1) Connective Technology Advances Despite Supply Shortages

Supply shortages are making a negative impact throughout the trucking industry. Despite these challenges, the future for trailer connective technology continues to look bright due to numerous innovations. Hyundai Translead recently launched an open platform solution for monitoring performance data in real-time to help boost productivity and efficiency while transporting products.

You can view the full story at Freight Waves here.


2) Hero Truck Driver Honored in Scott County

A truck driver played an essential role in helping football players evacuate a school bus that caught fire while traveling on I-75. The team was on their way home after playing a Friday night football game. The hero truck driver informed the bus driver of the fire before it was too late, as everyone safely evacuated from the bus. Afterward, the school honored the bus driver before a game for his heroic effort.

You can read the full story at WTVQ here.


3) Legal Case Relieves FMCSA of Credit Agency Requirements

Staying in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) has always been a cumbersome process for trucking companies. However, a recent court case now allows trucking companies to perform driver safety checkouts without following the federal regulations of the FCRA. The court ruled that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) doesn't act as a consumer reporting agency, which allows it to avoid following the numerous requirements of the FCRA.

You can check out the entire story at Barley Snyder here.


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