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Sept. 12 2017
In this installment of PARCEL Counsel, we will consider Certificates of Insurance… what they are and, more importantly, what they are not. An organization known as ACORD (Association for Coope
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Aug. 11 2017
In the November-December 2016 issue of PARCEL, we took another look at the first rule of contracting: Know with Whom You Are Dealing. In this installment of PARCEL Counsel, we will revisit my si... View More
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June 6 2017
In many past installments of PARCEL Counsel, we have focused on a carrier’s liability for loss and damage to cargo. However, in this issue, we will look at how improper packaging, loading, blo... View More
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April 7 2017
On April 6, 2016, the Food and Drug Administration published new regulations relating to the sanitary transportation of food. These are sometimes referred to as the FSMA (fez-ma) regulations as... View More
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March 20 2017
Businesses need and want predictability – particularly when it comes to government regulations. So the fact that the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) updates its Technical Inst... View More
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Feb. 2 2017
As with any industry, there is a lot of jargon and slang in transportation. Some words and phrases are used so often that people new to the industry might hesitate to ask their meaning out of the fear
Oct. 4 2016
Every year, incorrect postal information costs the United States Postal Service (USPS) $1.4 billion. With such a massive fee looming annually – none of which is going to USPS operations, but s... View More
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Sept. 7 2016
On July 14, 2016, the National Motor Freight Traffic Association (NMFTA) issued a supplement to the National Motor Freight Classification (NMFC) to become effective on August 13, 2016. The gist... View More
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Aug. 26 2016
For companies in the e-commerce retail market, coordinating consumer returns of hazardous materials – otherwise known as reverse logistics – can be a challenging part of business. Hazardous
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Aug. 18 2016
In this installment of PARCEL Counsel, we will take a look at consignee chargebacks — a topic not previously addressed in this column. As used here, the term “consignee chargebacks”... View More
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June 20 2016
As used here, the term “data” means the historical information relating to the shipping of goods by a parcel shipper. In recent years, there have been numerous articles in PARCEL relating... View More
global logistics
June 20 2016
The concept of international shipping — and cross-border trade in both business-to-consumer and business-to-business environments — has been a vexing issue for merchants and shippers in gene
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June 2 2016
Has your company seen all the headlines about shipping lithium ion batteries by air? How are you supposed to keep up with what’s compliant and what is not? Here’s a concise overview... View More
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April 29 2016
On November 30, 2015, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issued its final rule prohibiting the coercion of drivers to violate federal regulations relating to safety and the... View More
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March 4 2016
Address quality is a critical component of controlling shipping costs, both for shippers themselves and for service providers such as the United States Postal Service. A package that is addressed inco
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Feb. 10 2016
In this installment of PARCEL Counsel, we will take a look at the laws relating to warehouses and warehousing — a topic not previously addressed in this column. But with the rise of e-commerce... View More
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Dec. 2 2015
Why CFOs must challenge vendors to bring problem-solving ideas to the table.[1] “As chief financial officers move beyond traditional roles, many are finding that vendor selection is becoming... View More
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Dec. 1 2015
With the holiday season quickly approaching, companies who ship packages will have one more thing to add to their plate: The United States Postal... View More
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Oct. 26 2015
In the previous two installments of PARCEL Counsel, we took a look at two of three relatively recent changes to the National Motor Freight Classification (NMFC). Those changes related to (1) establishing... View More
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Sept. 21 2015
In the previous installment of PARCEL Counsel, we considered the first of three relatively recent changes to the National Motor Freight Classification (NMFC). The change which was discussed there was the... View More

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