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Changing Face Of Cargo Theft

Third quarter cargo theft data in the United States last year shows storage facilities were targeted in 45% of reported cases, up from 20% of recorded cases in the same quarter in 2020, according to a report from the freight…

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OSHA Vax Mandate Is Upended

President Biden’s attempt to force employers to ensure their employees were vaccinated against Covid 19 went down in flames when a 6-3 majority of Supreme Court justices said the order issued by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration under a…

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Feds Expand Driver Training

The Departments of Transportation and Labor announced expanded efforts to improve truck driver training, recruitment and retention. This includes expansion of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s truck driver apprenticeship programs to include additional employers from participants in the initial…

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Contractors Are Under Attack

Reviving efforts begun during the Obama era, the Biden administration is once again launching full-scale attacks on the legal status of independent contractors, including truck owner-operators. In early January, the Department of Labor and National Labor Relations Board signed a…

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ACWI Advance – February 1, 2022

Download a copy of ACWI Advance here: In this issue of ACWI Advance we take a closer look at these stories: Weak retail sales may show an economy tottering on the edge. The government seeks to improve truck driver training,…

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Retail Sales Drop Sparks Concern

December’s weak retail sales numbers and other economic indicators have caused concern because they seem to show a national economy that could be tottering on the edge of a major decline. Throughout 2021, it looked like the economy was progressing…

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Retail Imports Not as Strong

After a year of unprecedented increases, imports at the nation’s major retail container ports are expected to return to normal growth rates in 2022 but volumes will remain high, reports the National Retail Federation U.S. ports handled 2.11 million TEU…

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CA Prolongs ETS to April 14

The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) has extended its Covid 19 Emergency Temporary Standard to April 14 and made some changes to its guidance for employers that were effective on Jan. 14. Employers should revisit their workplace…

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Truck Accident Trends Studied

A new study from the American Transportation Research Institute quantifies the impact of small trial verdicts and settlements on trucking. The new report takes a closer look at how verdicts and settlements under $1 million impact the industry. An important…

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WMS Revenues To Hit $10 Bil

Worldwide Warehouse Management Systems revenues are expected to reach $10 billion by 2030 largely because of ecommerce growth, according to the high-tech consulting firm ABI Research. “The warehousing sector has been forced to ramp up its digitization efforts considering the…

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Congress Passes Anti-Slavery Bill

Over President Biden’s early opposition, an overwhelming majority of congressional Democrats and Republicans joined to pass a bill banning imports of goods produced by Chinese slave labor. The Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act was signed into law on Dec. 23…

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Is Office Conversion an Answer?

One solution to the paucity of warehouse space could come from converting unused office buildings, according to a report from the global real estate services firm Newmark. “The pandemic has only accelerated obsolescence of some older, less-amenitized product,” the company…

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ACWI Advance – January 15, 2022

Download a copy of ACWI Advance here: In this issue of ACWI Advance we take a closer look at these stories: Shortage of space and high rents continue to mark the industrial real estate market. New federal law bans imports…

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IRE Continues to Feel Pressure

In 2022 the industrial real estate market is expected to continue experiencing a shortage of space and high rents while the industry works to create more warehouse stock to meet the growing need. Robust demand and construction delays slashed the…

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NACPC Buys Chassis Maker

The North American Chassis Pool Cooperative has acquired Pratt Industries Intermodal Chassis. Now named Pratt Intermodal Chassis, LLC., it operates as a subsidiary of NACPC. NACPC now also owns the Pratt chassis manufacturing facility located in Niles, Mich., providing customers…

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