Borderless insurance coverage for shippers

Live from the Future of Supply Chain in Atlanta Mark Vickers, executive vice president and head of international logistics at Reliance Partners comes on FWNOW to break down the intricacies of cross border insurance and cargo liability in Mexico. 

When it comes to cargo insurance in Mexico, it’s commonly referred to as the “Wild West,” as there isn’t any standardization like there is in the U.S. and Canada. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration in the U.S. has specific requirements...

https://www.freightwaves.com/news/borderless-insurance-coverage-for-shippers

Forward Air cuts workforce as it navigates post-merger landscape

The dust continues to settle from numerous layoffs at Forward Air last week, multiple people familiar with the matter told FreightWaves. The sources said the job cuts range from clerical positions to the C-suite and include many sales and technology roles.

A representative for Forward was unable to confirm the total number of positions impacted but acknowledged the layoffs on Monday.

“As part of our previously announced efforts to improve Forward’s performance, we’ve made the difficult decision...

https://www.freightwaves.com/news/forward-air-cuts-workforce-as-it-navigates-post-merger-landscape

C.H. Robinson joins TriumphPay’s payments platform

Triumph Financial announced Monday that C.H. Robinson has joined its freight payments platform. The strategic partnership opens the menu of transportation finance solutions on the TriumphPay Network to C.H. Robinson’s 450,000 contract carriers.

“By joining forces, we have the ability to deliver financial payment offerings that streamline processes, improve efficiencies and foster growth with and for carriers,” stated Michael Castagnetto, president of North American surface transportation at C.H....

https://www.freightwaves.com/news/c-h-robinson-joins-triumphpays-payments-platform

Freight market pressured again in May, Cass data shows

Freight shipments and total freight spend remained under pressure again in May, according to data from Cass Information Systems.

Shipments in May were flat with April but down 5.8% year over year (y/y). The y/y decline was 1.8 percentage points more pronounced than in April, and when adjusting for seasonal trends, the shipments index was off 3.1% sequentially to a 46-month low.

The Monday report noted “ongoing softness in for-hire demand” as loads normally pegged for the for-hire market are being...

https://www.freightwaves.com/news/freight-markets-pressured-again-in-may-cass-data-shows

Wiliot aims to help secure food supply chain using ambient IoT

Internet of Things start-up Wiliot recently launched a food -safety initiative that works to create transparent and traceable supply chains using ambient IoT technology.

Wiliot’s ambient IoT food- safety initiative — a partnership with iFoodDS and Trustwell — comes ahead of the Food and Drug Administration’s new Food Traceability Final Rule (known as FSMA 204), which begins enforcement in January 2026.

“[FSMA 204] is a challenging rule, because you’re spanning changes up and down the supply chain...

https://www.freightwaves.com/news/wiliot-aims-to-help-secure-food-supply-chain-using-ambient-iot

Borderlands Mexico: Evans Transportation launches cross-border service amid trade boom

Borderlands is a weekly rundown of developments in the world of United States-Mexico cross-border trucking and trade. This week: Evans Transportation launches cross-border service amid trade boom; TexAmericas Center receives Union Pacific “focus site” designation; Chemvest Holdings US acquires Texas rail-served industrial park; and DHL Express expands retail presence in Houston area.

Evans Transportation launches cross-border service amid trade boom

Delafield, Wisconsin-based Evans Transportation

https://www.freightwaves.com/news/borderlands-mexico-evans-transportation-launches-cross-border-service-amid-trade-boom

15k+ Flex drivers file arbitration claims against Amazon in 3 states

A total of 15,867 Amazon Flex drivers across three states have filed arbitration with the American Arbitration Association (AAA) this week, alleging Amazon had misclassified their job roles as independent contractors rather than employees, resulting in underpaid and lost wages.

Background

Amazon Flex launched in 2015 as an option for gig workers to use their own vehicles to deliver small packages with the company. Drivers around the U.S. have sued Amazon on several occasions since then, alleging...

https://www.freightwaves.com/news/15k-flex-drivers-file-arbitration-claims-against-amazon-in-3-states

‘Picky’ Gatik nearing mass-produced autonomous trucks

The struggles of autonomous truck makers to move beyond the testing stage are well chronicled. Seven-year-old Gatik, which owns the short-haul pickup-and-delivery “middle mile,” is an exception. By all indications, it has the money, the partnerships and the runway to reach mass production in 2027.

After discussing Gatik’s technology progress with Apeksha Kumavat, co-founder and chief engineer, on this week’s Truck Tech podcast, I caught up with CEO Gautam Narang. That followed Monday’s...

https://www.freightwaves.com/news/picky-gatik-nearing-mass-produced-autonomous-trucks

Jury slams Schneider National with $47M ‘nuclear verdict’ in fatal crash

A Georgia jury recently awarded more than $47 million to the family of a 35-year-old owner-operator who was killed in a August 2017 crash involving a former company driver for Wisconsin-based Schneider National Carriers. 

“Nuclear verdicts” are described as jury awards in which penalties exceed $10 million.

Following a five-day trial, jurors in Cherokee County State Court in Canton, Georgia, awarded $47 million in compensatory damages on June 7 against Schneider National (NYSE: SNDR),...

https://www.freightwaves.com/news/jury-slams-schneider-national-with-47m-nuclear-verdict-in-fatal-crash

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