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Retail Claims Biggest Boxes

Retailers and wholesalers are driving the trend towards larger big box warehouses, according to the commercial real estate services giant CBRE. North American “big-box” warehouse transactions (defined as 200,000 square feet or larger) rose dramatically in 2021, intended to accommodate…

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Drug Abuse Rise Tests Employers

Drug usage by Americans in safety sensitive jobs is continuing to rise and expand, probably driven in part by the effects of the Covid 19 pandemic on the nation’s frayed social fabric, and the growing legalization of psychoactive drugs, such…

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ATRI Asks for Trucking Input

A major factor in the supply chain crisis is the truck driver shortage, and methods for attacking it being explored by both the industry and government are allowing younger people to drive professionally and finding ways to attract them to…

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ACWI Advance – April 15, 2022

Download a copy of ACWI Advance here: In this issue of ACWI Advance we take a closer look at these stories: Marijuana is growing among workers in safety sensitive jobs, survey finds. Retailers and wholesalers are driving a trend towards…

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Interest High in AI, Survey Finds

Confidence in the future application of intelligent robots used in warehouse automation is at an all-time high among logistics professionals, according to a survey conducted by the intelligent warehouse systems provider Covariant. Notable findings from the survey reveal a record-level…

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Prism Makes Leadership Change

Prism Logistics named Jeremy Van Puffelen President, succeeding his father and the company’s co-founder Jere Van Puffelen, who will continue to serve as Chairman of the Board.  “Huge congratulations to the Van Puffelen family on Jeremy Van Puffelen, taking the…

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Retail Forecast Retains Strength

In spite of rampant inflation, political turmoil and a war in Europe, retail industry experts are predicting continued strength in consumer spending. However, that could change if inflation continues to soar at a historic rate. On March 15, the National…

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Reciprocal Switching Is on the Way

The freight rail industry pulled out all the stops attacking reciprocal switching during two days of hearings held in mid-March by the Surface Transportation Board, but the STB members didn’t seem to be all that impressed by the performance. Since…

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Carriers Want More Backloads

A survey finds that securing backloads is the top priority for small and medium-sized truckers. Convoy, an online freight network, conducted the research which also concludes that 35% of all truck miles may be empty miles. The survey also found…

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Truckers Seek Added Parking

Two major trucking groups that seldom see eye to eye on many policy issues joined together to urge the federal government action to address the need to expand parking availability for truckers. American Trucking Associations and the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers…

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Unions Struggle To Keep Up

Earlier this year, the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics released its latest statistics for union membership and the news was not good for America’s labor unions. In 2021, the number of wage and salary workers belonging to unions continued to…

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ACWI Advance – April 1, 2022

Download a copy of ACWI Advance here: In this issue of ACWI Advance we take a closer look at these stories: Despite inflation and political turmoil, consumer spending should stay strong. Unions lose members even while the Biden administration promotes…

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ILWU Talks Worry Shippers

Major shipper and industry associations wrote to President Biden last month urging him to intervene in the slow pace of contract talks between West Coast port terminal operators and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union. Biden late last year was…

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ACWI Advance – March 15, 2022

Download a copy of ACWI Advance here: In this issue of ACWI Advance we take a closer look at these stories: Relaxed CDC guidelines for facemasks will guide OSHA enforcement. OSHA’s civil penalties increase by 5%, but worse may be…

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Harassment Law Bans Arbitration

On March 3, President Biden signed a new law that bans the use of pre-dispute arbitration agreements in cases alleging sexual assault or sexual harassment. The reform had been sought since the early days of the #MeToo movement when it…

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