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End of supply chain crisis could come sooner than expected: analyst

Larry Gross, president and founder, Gross Transportation Consulting, and JOC analyst | Nov 16, 2021 10:40AM EST The current supply chain crisis will come to an end at some point, and that end could be sooner and sharper than we think, writes JOC analyst Larry Gross.

Supply chain desperation: Georgia airport to store ocean containers

Cargo congestion at the Port of Savannah is so severe that officials plan to use a small airport in Georgia as a temporary overflow yard, one of several locations being rushed into emergency service to relieve port infrastructure buckling under the strain of record volumes. The Georgia Ports Authority on Friday said it is setting […]

Winter Preparedness for Fleets Starts Long Before the Cold Arrives

As seasons change and temperatures drop, the unpredictability of winter is the only certainty facing truck drivers whose routes can run headfirst into a blizzard. As preparedness is the best defense against the rough elements, winterizing vehicles is an essential part of maintenance and safety.

Above-average hurricane season nearing peak months

2021 hurricane season outlook The Atlantic waters are heating up, and peak hurricane season is almost upon us. Carriers and shippers should be on alert this hurricane season, as tropical storm activity is expected to be above average. Between 1991 and 2020, the average number of named storms (tropical storms and hurricanes) per year was […]

Port Houston reopens terminals to truck traffic

Port Houston is reopening its two largest public container terminals to commercial trucks after closing them Tuesday due to a computer hardware failure. “Bayport and Barbours Cut Container Terminals are planning to open [Thursday] at 3 p.m. to truck traffic. Check back for another update soon about final gate operation decisions,” port officials tweeted Thursday. […]