How to Prepare Your Supply Chain for Natural Disasters

From Inbound Logistics—Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria are just the latest examples of how extreme weather can disrupt even the most agile supply chains. Without proper preparations in place, any business is at risk for a major disruption when a disaster strikes: http://bit.ly/2wBFq2d

Trucking Capacity Tightens, Rates Rise

From FreightWaves—The nationwide availability of commercial trucks continues to tighten, driving up FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index and leading to a rise in spot truckload rates: http://bit.ly/2fdIiHy

ELD Out-of-Service Enforcement Will Start in April

From Commercial Carrier Journal—Inspectors will begin issuing citations for non-compliance once the federal electronic logging device mandate takes effect on Dec. 18. However, the 10-hour out-of-service order associated with non-compliance will not begin until April 1, 2018, per an announcement from the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance: http://bit.ly/2iCUfep

MercuryGate Adds Fleet Management Tool

From American Shipper—Transportation management software (TMS) provider MercuryGate has added a new capability that enables users to manage truck capacity and safety compliance. The added tool, called MercuryFleet, allows users to manage drivers, equipment, and operations: http://bit.ly/2xk33cH

How Will Hurricanes Affect Transportation Budgets?

From SupplyChain247.com—In addition to inflicting devastation on thousands of individuals and families, the past month’s hurricanes will also impact corporations. Freight rates and transportation costs are expected to climb in late 2017 and early 2018: http://bit.ly/2ymUKNl

AAA: Safety Technology Could Prevent 63,000 Truck Crashes

From Trucks.com—A tight labor market and continued growth in e-commerce are contributing to some strong wage growth for truck drivers. According to a report from the job site Glassdoor.com, median annual income for drivers has increased 5.7% over the past year: http://bit.ly/2yg9TiD

Report: Strong Wage Growth for Trucking

From Trucks.com—A tight labor market and continued growth in e-commerce are contributing to some strong wage growth for truck drivers. According to a report from the job site Glassdoor.com, median annual income for drivers has increased 5.7% over the past year: http://bit.ly/2iXck6M

Congress Addresses Self-Driving Vehicles

From Overdrive—The House recently approved a legislative package providing direction for manufacturers to develop and test self-driving cars. This is the first move by Congress to address what is a fast-growing segment in the automotive industry: http://bit.ly/2gXYKfm

Expert: Technology Challenges Await Trucking

From Overdrive—Long-term challenges may be on the horizon for trucking as the economy and supply chain technology continue to become more digitalized. Noel Perry, an economist for FTR and Truckstop.com, provided projections for the trucking industry at the annual FTR Conference: http://bit.ly/2ya2Vvv

Navistar CEO Sees Role for Drivers in Autonomous Trucks

From Transport Topics—Navistar CEO Troy Clarke told a Senate panel in September that self-driving truck technology will likely still require having a driver in the cab. However, tomorrow’s truck drivers may need to gain new technical skills: http://bit.ly/2wBLi6z

No Construction Project is Too Big or Complex

When managing a construction project, you need a transportation partner that makes sure materials and equipment arrive on time and in the right sequence.

Ryan Transportation has specialized in Construction Logistics for 30-plus years. Here are some reasons why you should work with us on your next project:

  • Capacity across North America with more than 25,000 carriers across all modes
  • Competitive pricing and rates that eliminate unnecessary transportation costs
  • Management of every step of your transportation, including procurement, carrier vetting, supply chain analysis and sequenced loading and unloading
  • A single point-of-contact and dedicated account service 24/7

To learn more about Construction Logistics with Ryan Transportation, call (866) 977-5877 or email constructionlogistics@ryantrans.com.