Phase-In Compliance Begins Today – December 18, 2017
The electronic logging device (ELD) rule Phase 2 starts today. The ELD rule is part of MAP-21, a congressionally mandated bill that is intended to help create a safer work environment for truck drivers. MAP-21 mandates electronic logging to track, manage, and share records of duty status for all truck drivers. An ELD device synchronizes with a vehicle’s engine to automatically record driving time, thus accurately tracking hours of service. December 18, 2017, marks the two-year-phased implementation timeline to give drivers and carriers time to comply. Mandatory use of ELDs will be fully enforced by December 16, 2019. Below, please find a flyer outlining the new rule and its possible impacts:
ELD Implementation Flyer
Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at any time.
Italy Announces National Transportation Strike
Our offices in Italy have confirmed that a national strike has been scheduled for tomorrow, December 15th, 2017. Besides impacting general transportation services, the strike will also involve ports and terminals, which may cause delays to shipments.
We will monitor the situation and keep you informed of any developments.
Albatrans and WSSA are proud to sponsor
Eimskip’s 2017 Christmas Charity Event
December 15th, 2017
Albatrans and WSSA are excited to sponsor Eimskip’s 2017 Christmas Charity event on Friday, December 15th at the Ocean Gateway in Portland, Maine.
The event is in support of the Cancer Community Center and we are proud to support Eimskip’s charitable endeavor in benefiting those affected by cancer. We hope to see you there! Please feel free to contact us and let us know if we will be seeing you!
Fall/Winter 2017 Issue of Grapevine
is Now Available!
Our Fall/Winter 2017 issue features the latest news on the changing face of the ocean carrier world, a look at the future of the industry with Trump, along with some cargo loss prevention tips and a glimpse at how WSSA celebrated our 40th anniversary throughout the year!
for instant access to WSSA’s Fall/Winter 2017 edition of Grapevine