How Can Trucking Companies Navigate COVID-19-Driven
Trucking, Legislation, Public Policy, and Regulations, TransportationThe coronavirus pandemic is upending logistics and the trucking industry. With many government offices closed, authorities are relaxing some regulations, such as for CDL license renewals and medical certifications. Hours-of-service regulations are temporarily suspended for drivers transporting loads of essential supplies, such as medical devices, protective equipment, food, and petroleum.SHIFTING GUIDELINESOrganizations are also following new guidelines on employee safety and hygiene practices, such as requiring employees to wear masks and gloves when on the job, conducting daily deep cleaning and sanitation of facilities, implementing virus-testing protocols, and offering paid sick leave and hazard pay. Constantly shifting circumstances make it challenging to ensure compliance and keep truck drivers apprised of current rules as they move across states and municipalities.SHIFTING CONSUMER DEMANDSAt the same time, spikes and dips in demand are throwing delivery routes off kilter. Stepped-up delivery of in-demand products, such as cleaning supplies and paper goods, are requiring more resources, while deliveries to apparel retailers and restaurants have essentially dried up. To adjust, organizations are redesigning their networks in real time, while keeping a close eye on the safety and wellbeing of drivers. How Can Drivers and Businesses Adapt?Keeping up with this evolving situation requires strong, two-way, open communication between leadership and front-line drivers. Drivers can report on conditions they are experiencing, and leaders can relay that information, along with broader regulatory updates, to all front-line workers.To demonstrate support, some companies have also stepped up efforts to provide additional assistance to drivers, like identifying available parking spots or setting up a medical assistance hotline if a driver feels ill. Ideas that would have taken months or years to adopt pre-pandemic may become part of the new normal post-pandemic. And that accelerated process could continue with risk and compliance leaders taking their seats in the boardroom—a trend that’s likely to become permanent.Regulatory compliance will remain a moving target as some states begin to open their economies, while others remain firmly closed. Working together will help you take it all in stride—no matter how long this crisis lasts.
Sea freight,Ocean shipment,FCL&LCL shipment
VIPU provide FCL, LCL and bulk carrier to North America, South America, Europe, Southeast Asia, Indian, Africa. We work with all major shipping liners which include MAERSK,ONE，EVERGREEN ,MSC, OOCL, COSCO, YML, CMA, WANHAI, and Hapag-Lloyd.We can handle shipment export from Yantian,Nansha,Shanghai,Ningbo,Qingdao,Dalian,Tianjin,Xiament,Hongkong.
If your customer's LC Is Expired, what shall we do?
Although there are many different payment methods in international trade, it is believed that most suppliers still accept TT and LC, because these two payment methods are relatively safe and guaranteed, but LC is a little more complicated than TT. So today we are going to learn about LC payment methods and what to pay attention to.
Q: What is the Third-party Fulfillment Service?
A: Third-party fulfillment providers do more. They do kitting/assembly, value-added services, and give you more shipping method to choose. One of the advantages of drop ship is you don’t need to handle the packages, which reduces a lot of hassle. But this also makes the packing customization impossible. Third-party fulfillment providers can do a lot of work for the store owners before the packages are shipped, such as kitting, assembly, adding marketing inserts, because they receive products from multiple suppliers and process them together. Third-party fulfillment providers can make more flexible shipping solutions for the store owners, because global shipping is what they do , they have more experiences than the suppliers.
Multiple Terms of Payment
In foreign trade business, due to changes in the international environment and the actual transaction situation, when choosing terms of payment, in addition to settlement, we can also choose a multiple settlement to reduce the foreign exchange risk or to facilitate transactions. Today, let’s see some combinations of the settlement:
SEA FREIGHT FROM China TO Canada
If you are planning to import/export to and from china to Canada, you need info on the top sea ports in Canada. Canada has more than 500 port facilities all over the country. 17 of these ports are Canada Port Authorities due to their national, regional, strategic, and international significance. And considering their strategic role, the government of Canada invests hundreds of millions of dollars on them. Canadian Port Authorities are responsible for the handling of more than 60% of the marine commercial tonnage. In this article, we will talk about the top 10 sea ports in Canada.
Railway freight from China to Poland
CHINA - POLAND CONTAINER RAIL TRANSPORT Along with the increasing interest of Polish and EU enterprises in the field of economic exchange with China, the demand for transportation of goods from China to Poland and vice versa. The VIPU company offers you an extremely convenient and fully optimized solution in the field of container transport from far Asia.
SEA FREIGHT FROM CHINA TO RUSSIA VLADIVOSTOK ST.PETERSBURG
Vladivostok (VLADIVOSTOK) port code: RUVLA is located in the east of the Eurasian continent, the southernmost point of the Amur Peninsula St. Petersburg (ST.PETERSBURG) Port code: RULED is located in northwestern Russia, on the coast of the Baltic Sea, at the mouth of the Neva River,
How to Ship cargo with Battery?
The company's new product contains sealed battery while essentially all of the courier company can't accept the battery products according to the standard express, the product inspection and safe report are required before sending out. What’s more, each delivery needs a test. Let’s not to mention the extra testing costs, for some special markets such as India, it may meet some problems at the customs where you need to ask the recipient to provide some documents, certification and so on. Finally, she could not help feeling and said to me: I just want to send a sample. Why is it so difficult?
What consequences does BIS system bring to India Market
Do you feel particularly bothered by your recent partners in the Indian market, especially those involved in the newly added products required by the BIS certification system? Maybe the customers who have been working together stably before will suddenly say to you: is your product in line with BIS certification now? If not, we may have to stop cooperation.