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ACWI Advance – January 15, 2023

Download a copy of ACWI Advance here:   In this issue of ACWI Advance we take a closer look at these stories: The nation’s railroads feel the heat for service embargoes and staff shortages. The return rate for retail purchases…

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Railroads Face Stepped Up Scrutiny

After five long years of the nation’s freight railroads exploiting its customers and damaging the economy in adherence to a totally unreasonable operations model designed only to enrich its shareholders, the nation appears to have finally woken up to just…

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Retail Returns Are Flat in 2022

As retail sales continued to grow, the average rate of returned purchases remained flat at 16.5% in 2022 compared with 16.6% in 2021. This was reported by the National Retail Federation in conjunction with Appriss Retail, a retail returns consultant…

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OSHA Issues Lift Truck REP

Powered Industrial Trucks (forklifts) are the focus of a new Regional Emphasis Program (REP) that was announced by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. The new program covers Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, and South Dakota – which are the federal-OSHA…

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C&W Deploys Greening Process

Commercial real estate services leader Cushman & Wakefield has embraced creating net-zero buildings by retrofitting existing property to be energy efficient can help reduce carbon emissions. “Not only is decarbonizing existing real estate essential to addressing climate impact, but it…

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Employees Can Learn to Like AI

In spite of the belief that employers derive value from artificial intelligence at the expense of their employees and that AI-powered automation leads to the displacement of workers, 60% of employees view AI as a coworker and not a job…

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Past Is Prologue in Truck Safety

When it comes to fleet managers trying to assess where their next truck accident will come from, a close look at their drivers’ past behavior will provide them the strongest indicator, research has found. This was the conclusion of the…

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ACWI Advance – December 15, 2022

Download a copy of ACWI Advance here:   In this issue of ACWI Advance we take a closer look at these stories: Buy-Online- Pick-Up-In-Store may help solving retail last-mile delivery challenges. To fight illegal freight brokerage, DOT issues new definitions…

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Delivery That Consumers Like

The Covid 19 pandemic proved to be an enormous boon to the development of retail ecommerce and also helped to reshape how deliveries were made. Some changes stuck even after consumers flooded back into brick and mortar stores as lockdown…

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DOT Tightens Broker Terms

In an effort aimed at controlling illegal freight brokerage, the Department of Transportation has issued tighter definitions of broker legal terms. Issued by DOT’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) on Nov. 16, the interim guidance clarifies the federal regulatory…

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Airport Space Is More Popular

An analysis by CBRE of the 20 busiest. airports for airfreight in the United States found that average rents for warehouse space within a five-mile radius of them are 18.8% higher than the average rent for their metropolitan areas. The…

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Holiday Sales Reported Strong

Thanksgiving weekend retail sales, the official start of the Christmas holidays retail sales season, showed surprising strength this year. A record 196.7 million Americans shopped in stores and online during the five-day holiday shopping period from Thanksgiving Day through Cyber…

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Only 32% Think Their Pay Is Fair

Fewer than one third of employees feel they are paid fairly, while just 34% believe their pay is equitable, according to a survey by Gartner, Inc. The management consulting firm also said that employees who perceive their pay as unequitable…

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Congress Blocks Railroad Strike

At President Biden’s request, Congress approved legislation directing the nation’s rail worker unions to accept a multi-year contract that rail management and labor negotiators agreed to last September, but was subsequently voted down by the rank-and-file members of four of…

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ACWI Advance – December 1, 2022

Download a copy of ACWI Advance here:   In this issue of ACWI Advance we take a closer look at these stories: Demand for warehouse space is expected to cool a litttle next year, says CBRE. Prologis’ believes industrial real…

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