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Potential Strike with Canadian National Railway

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Nov 13, 2019 6:00:00 PM

The Canadian National Railway and the Teamsters Canada Union (TCRC) are currently engaging in contract negotiations to avoid a potential strike. The TCRC represents roughly 3,000 of Canadian National Railway's conductors, train persons and yard persons.

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Topics: Domestic, Train, International

Proposed NMFC Changes Scheduled for December 5, 2019

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Nov 7, 2019 10:00:00 AM

The Commodity Classification Standards Board (CCSB) has posted proposed amendments to the National Motor Freight Classification® (NMFC®). These amendments will be published, pending reconsideration, on December 5, 2019 and are expected to go in effect on January 4, 2020.

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Topics: NMFC, Domestic, Shipping

Make Sure You Bundle Up (Your LTL and TL Shipments) This Winter!

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Oct 22, 2019 1:00:00 PM

Are you managing shipments with multiple carriers or 3PLs?
Do you crave the simplicity of shipping through just one company? 

Processing shipments through different providers can be a headache. Each carrier or 3PL operates slightly differently, making your internal processes and controls a moving target. That's just from booking to delivery. Post-shipment processing can be daunting when managing invoices, assigning GL codes and complying with payment terms. 

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Topics: Domestic, Solutions

Norfolk Southern Service Suspended: Bridge Collapse

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Oct 4, 2019 2:00:00 PM

Updated 10/4/2019:

Norfolk Southern services between Kansas City, MO and Moberly, MO are still suspended due to the collapse of the Grand River Bridge in Brunswick, MO on Wednesday, October 2.

Recovery efforts continue to restore services; however, current estimates suggest that Norfolk Southern's route to Kansas City will be unavailable through the remainder of October 2019

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Topics: Weather, Domestic, Updates, Trade, International

NMFC Changes Effective August 24, 2019

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Jul 31, 2019 10:24:58 AM

Supplement 2 from the Commodity Classification Standards Board (CCSB) was posted on July 25, 2019. This notice lists various changes to National Motor Freight Classification (NMFC) standards and packaging rules that will go into effect on August 24, 2019.

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Topics: NMFC, Domestic, Shipping

NMFC Changes Effective April 27, 2019

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Apr 4, 2019 2:21:29 PM

Supplement 1 from the Commodity Classification Standards Board has been posted. This notice lists various changes to NMFCs and packaging rules that will go into effect on April 27, 2019.

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Topics: NMFC, Domestic

Five Heavy Haul Questions & Answers From Our Specialized Transportation Team

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Mar 28, 2019 9:40:01 AM

Ascent Global Logistics’ heavy haul team, Ascent Specialized, was recently recognized by the Specialized Carriers and Rigging Association (SC&RA) as an industry leader. Our heavy haul team member, Travis Lewellyn, was selected as one of fifteen up-and-coming global leaders that were invited to attend the 2019 Leadership Forum. This event was held in conjunction with the Specialized Transportation Symposium in Houston, Texas.

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Topics: Domestic, Specialized Freight, Heavy Haul

How To Address Your Supply Chain Complexities In 2019

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Feb 15, 2019 6:01:22 PM

Now that 2019 is underway and our clients are actively planning for the rest of the year, industry experts predict that demand for industrial technology and manufacturing will continue to grow. Therefore, now is the time for manufacturers of industrial goods to make sure they have complete visibility and control over all aspects of their supply chains. Companies will need a partner to provide them with the right mixture of technology and personalized service through all aspects of their logistics needs.

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Topics: Domestic, Transportation Management System

IMPORTANT: New England Motor Freight Files Voluntary Chapter 11 Petition

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Feb 12, 2019 12:04:09 PM

New England Motor Freight (NEMF) announced on February 11, 2019 that it voluntarily filed for relief under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code in the US Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey in Newark. For more information, click here to read the official press release from NEMF.

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Topics: Domestic, Carriers

Your Complete Guide To Cargo Insurance

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Jan 31, 2019 4:53:41 PM

Cargo insurance is one of the most proactive steps companies can take to protect their supply chain. Insurance safeguards shippers' financial investments during domestic and international transit, when product is the most vulnerable. While in transit, cargo is susceptible to natural disasters, severe weather, theft, pilferage, damage, fire and other challenges.

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Topics: Domestic, Cargo Insurance