North America

  • Outsourcing and the International Forwarder

    Apr 19, 2019 — This is the third in a series of op-eds that IAM is running to shed additional light on problems associated with privatizing the household goods program to a single source contractor.
  • Meet the New Boss, Same as the Old Boss

    Apr 12, 2019 — This is the second in a series of op-eds that IAM is running to shed additional light on problems associated with privatizing the household goods program to a single source contractor.
  • The Risks of a Monopoly Managing the DOD Personal Property Program

    Apr 5, 2019 — This is the first in a series of op-eds that IAM is running to shed additional light on problems associated with privatizing the household goods program to a single source contractor.
  • USTRANSCOM Commander Meets with Moving Industry Reps to Improve PCS Move Quality – An Industry Perspective

    Mar 29, 2019 — USTRANSCOM Public Affairs published a press release highlighting GEN Lyons’ meeting with CEOs from various moving companies who support DoD household goods movement, and a separate meeting with moving industry trade associations. The press release is not an accurate account of the events of those meetings. Industry attendees believe the tone of the press release implied industry’s support to the general’s decision to award a contract to a single provider. To be clear, most of DoD’s current household goods service providers do not support this initiative.
  • Is There a Truck Driver Shortage or Not? ATA Says Research Paper Made ‘Critical Errors’

    Mar 29, 2019 — The chief economist for American Trucking Associations has criticized a research paper written by a university professor and U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics official that questioned the severity of the truck driver shortage decried by many in the industry.
  • Try These Ideas Before Privatizing Military Moves

    Mar 13, 2019 — Privatization might look good on paper, but there are many holes. A single move manager would oversee all contracts with individual moving companies. But with that simplicity come larger concerns over a lack of contractor accountability and the dangers of multiple layers of subcontracting.
  • Helsinki Bridge suffers another mishap

    Mar 7, 2019 — A boxship operated by Japan’s Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (K Line) hit severe weather yesterday morning in the Atlantic resulting in a number of container stacks at the aft of the ship collapsing.
  • Cheap Prices Will Be the Latest Casualty of the Trucker Shortage

    Mar 4, 2019 — America simply doesn’t have enough truck drivers to deliver everything it needs to ship. That has trucking companies scrambling to find ways to keep costs down.
  • Forwarders rally response to congested US air hubs

    Mar 4, 2019 — Shippers willing to pay a premium price for air freight to ensure speed and reliability in major US markets are often shortchanged on both, as shipments are regularly delayed on and around traffic-snarled, truck-congested airports.
  • FAST Act HHG Working Group Report of Recommendations

    Feb 27, 2019 — This report provides information on the 19 recommendations developed by the Working Group formed at the request of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act), Pub. Law No. 114-9 to: *Condense publication ESA 03005 (“Ready to Move?”) of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) into a format that can be more easily used by consumers; *Use state-of-the-art education techniques and technologies, including optimizing the use of the internet as an educational tool; and *Reduce and simplify the paperwork required of motor carriers and shippers in interstate transportation.