Commentary

Customs and Border Protection's deputy commissioner, Kevin McAleenan, reinforced trade facilitation and security as the agency's  twin missions at a trade symposium this month. 
United Airlines' new "Basic Economy" fares, with four classes of service on the same plane, offer a lesson for steamship lines.
After a year of plenty of ups and downs, motor carriers and freight brokers are bracing for 2017 and wondering what to expect.
When it comes to operating heavy trucks, there are no shortcuts to getting government approval.
Technology is catching up with the transportation world, as ideas considered far-fetched or futuristic a few years ago move off the drawing board and toward the mainstream.
Delays and mounting frustration lead to a dispute over claims in excess of $25,000.
Shippers must embrace the opportunity to go green because there is a direct relationship between environmental sustainability and financial success.
Hints that capacity might tighten at the top global operators, but not at those that want to be among them, come as other industry analysts warn that the gap between supply and demand will widen.
What options are there for a transporter when their client goes bankrupt?
The media tends to view every piece of shipping news as “unprecedented” or “unexpected,” but either is rarely the case.
It’s important for the future of the largest North American port complex — Southern California’s Los Angeles-Long Beach — and the shippers that depend on it that the accomplishments of the PierPass extended gates program aren’t undermined by hasty or ill-considered alterations.    
Central Pennsylvania is a US distribution crossroads, and as elsewhere throughout the United States, truck parking has become a problem in the region.
Shippers need to rapidly adjust to getting billed for the correct weight, density, and other characteristics of their shipments. Similarly, the LTL carriers must ensure that the corrections for weight and density are legitimate.  
More than 75 percent of all carriers that I have seen in my 44-plus-year career are gone, failed mostly when their governments decided to remove the life support system — money.