Top 10 Blogs of 2017

As we welcome 2018, we wanted to take a moment to reflect on some of our blogs from the last year that were the most popular among our readers. It probably comes as no surprise that the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) mandate blogs topped the list by far, and will continue to top headlines into 2018.

Here are the top 10 most popular blogs! Click on any of the headers to read the entire article. Happy 2018!

1.FMCSA Final Rule on Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs): Latest Update (April 27, 2017)

The FMCSA’s Final Rule on ELDs has certainly been one of the most controversial and highly discussed legislations in recent memory. As the legislation was moving through, there were many questions surrounding the requirements of the rule, who must comply, whether to jump on board or wait it out, or to see if Trump’s presidency would have an impact. This blog addressed some of these questions.

2. ELD (Electronic Logging Device) Final Rule: September 2017 Update

This blog addressed yet another update to the ELD mandate, shortly after the Executive Director of the CVSA (Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance) published a letter to the FMCSA saying that no vehicles would be placed out of service for violations until April 1, 2018.

3. ELD Mandate Now in Effect: ELDs Required for Majority of Truckload Carriers as of December 18, 2017

Our third most popular blog of 2017 was also one of the last published for the year, when the ELD mandate went into effect for the majority of truckload carriers on December 18. This blog goes over the requirements, the exemptions, the soft launch/grace period, and a link to resources we put together for those who are still in need of an ELD.

4. Trinity Logistics Joins Alliance to Standardize Blockchain Technology in Logistics

Trinity Logistics has joined other transportation industry giants by partnering with the Blockchain in Transport Alliance (BiTA), a recently formed group to ensure the standardization of blockchain technology in logistics. BiTA is a forum for promotion, education, and encouragement to develop and adopt blockchain applications in the trucking, transportation, and logistics industry.

5. FMCSA Compliance Reviews: What They Are, What to Expect, and Recent Trends

If you’re employed by a freight carrier, either as a driver or in a desk job role, you’ve probably heard about FMCSA Compliance Reviews. During a compliance review, the FMCSA is looking for regulatory compliance and safety performance. This blog goes over how to prepare and what to expect, and recent trends in compliance reviews.

6. Trinity Logistics Announces Team Member Ownership

In July, Trinity Logistics Announced it is now 33 percent Team Member Owned through an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). Trinity decided the Team Member Owned approach would be the perfect succession plan for the company, aiming to keep the culture created over the last 38 years alive. Of ESOP companies, 84 percent agree that the ESOP improved motivation and productivity.

7. Logistics: A Behind the Scenes Look at the Day to Day

Thought about a career in third-party logistics? Are you a 3PL customer and you wonder what happens behind the scenes? Or you’re just curious about what happens day to day at Trinity Logistics? This blog follows the cycle of a shipment from start to finish, how we find carriers for our shipments, the billing cycle, and the benefits of working with a 3PL.

8. 90 Percent of Fortune 500 Companies are using 3PLs and you should too

A little over 15 years ago, Armstrong and Associates found 46 percent of Fortune 500 companies turned to third-party logistics companies to help with their freight arrangement. In May 2017, that number nearly doubled to 90 percent. This blog details the current state of the logistics industry as of May 2017, and the role of the 3PL in the overall growth.

9. Mark Peterson Joins Trinity Logistics as Vice President of Business Development

Mark Peterson, former Executive Vice President of Sales for Roadrunner Transportation Systems, Inc. joined Trinity Logistics as the Senior Vice President of Business Development in early 2017. Peterson oversees the Business Development and Marketing Teams at Trinity Logistics, and we are thrilled to have him as a part of our team!

10. The FDA’s Food Safety Modernization Act Takes Place this Week

There were a lot of questions and preparations that needed to be in place for shippers, receivers, carriers, and 3PLs alike when it came to the FDA’s Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). As a 3PL, Trinity is responsible for the requirements of a shipper under this rule. Check out this blog to see what comes with FSMA, what you need to know if you work with Trinity, and what to expect in the future with FSMA.

Thank you for taking the time to read through our most popular blogs of 2017. We hope you have enjoyed reading the as much as we have enjoyed writing them. Don’t forget to subscribe to our blog to get the latest news delivered directly to your inbox weekly.