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carmack amendment

In 1935, Congress passed legislation to help prevent carriers from being subject to unqualified cases of fraud and freight loss claims. Previously, carriers were held liable for any damage that occurred to a shipment while in their possession. However, this meant that carriers were on the financial hook even when damage was not their fault.

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freight shipping trends

The freight industry of today is evolving rapidly. It is no longer bound by the traditional constraints of the economy, and Amazon is gearing up to begin expanding to be the best of the global freight shipping providers. As a result, your company needs to think about these freight shipping trends and how you can prepare to respond to them as soon as possible.

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After a number of delays, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has suspended the implementation of its Unified Registration System. The system was supposed to be fully rolled out on January 14, 2017.  
The Unified Registration System (URS) is a plan to streamline the process of license renewals and changes for transportation professionals.

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top freight stories

We continue our series on top articles of the year from our blog. We are featuring our most read articles of 2016 in our five main categories: Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Logistics, Transportation, and Freight. Yesterday, we published the top 5 Logistics stories from 2016.
Next, we focus on the top 5 Freight stories of 2016.

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north american trucking industry

The North American Trucking Industry: Facts and Figures on Freight Movement is an infographic developed by TruckFreighter.com. It highlights interesting information about NorthAmerica’s transportation sector. For example, the top 5 border crossings are Laredo, Detroit, Buffalo, Port Huron, and Otay Mesa. It also briefs the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act.