This Week in Supply Chain [Roundup]


Hey, we know you are busy. We also know you want to want to be aware of everything happening in the supply chain industry. This is the spot for you. A weekly roundup so you are updated in one minute.

1. How the ELD mandate affected supply chains in 2018

Since 2012, the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate has ranked in the top 10 of issues in the trucking industry, according to the American Transportation Research Institute. The regulation began to take the industry by storm in 2017, but it wasn't until this year the mandate was fully in effect and enforced.

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2. China says it is 'ready to work with US'

President Donald Trump tweeted, "Just had a long and very good call with President Xi of China. Deal is moving along very well. If made, it will be very comprehensive, covering all subjects, areas and points of dispute. Big progress being made!"

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3. Thousands of truckers planning nationwide shutdown in 2019

An online trucking group with more than 4,000 members is plotting a nationwide truck driver shutdown in order to raise awareness about various trucking regulation and policy concerns. The truckers are asking for HOS and ELD regulation reform as well as more input on new FMCSA regulations moving forward.

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4. California tackled supply chain labor issues head on in 2018 

With 200 regulatory agencies empowered by the California Code of Regulations, the state is uniquely suited for addressing some of the issues that matter most to supply chains. And in 2018, California actively took on that mantle.

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