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FreightWaves Staff Monday, December 30, 2019

What are ocean container rates?

For all containers moving in and out of the U.S., rates (both contract and spot rates) are required to be filed with the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) 30 days in advance of the containerized cargo being shipped. This adds an additional layer of complexity to the way ocean container rates are negotiated and governed.

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FreightWaves Staff Thursday, December 26, 2019

What is an ELD? (with video)

What is an ELD? Electronic logging devices or ELDs as they’re more commonly known, are not a new technology although the regulation behind them is. They are devices that record the number of hours a driver works and rests each day to ensure they are compliant with government regulations. To better understand ELDs it’s important […]

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