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TIA Releases New Fair Labor Standards Act Framework

The Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA) saw a record attendance at the 35th Annual conference held in April. Over 900 3PLs, brokers, forwarders, and suppliers attended the event, the most ever at a TIA convention, according to Perishable

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35th Annual TIA Convention And MAP 21

For the 8th Consecutive year GSIS was in attendance for the TIA Convention. We made many new friends and thank all those in attendance for an educational and entertaining week. The past 12 months in the 3PL industry have, like the economy, had its ups and downs. Most notably the introduction of MAP 21 of the

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FMC Chairman Voices Commitment to Increase Exports and Reduce Regulatory Burdens

On April 16, Commissioner Mario Cordero, who replaced Commissioner Richard A. Lidinsky as Chairman of the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) earlier in April, testified to Congress regarding the Fiscal Year 2014 FMC budget. In his presentation, Chairman Cordero outlined two primary ways the Commission could promote our nation's economic recovery: (1) work

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Scrap Metal Scams, a Hazard for International Freight Forwarders

As prices for all metals continue to climb, there has been an increase in occurrences of illicit scrap metal trading. International Freight Forwarding companies are often unwitting accomplices to these schemes regarding shipping of scrap metal overseas. Recently, the British International Trade Association (BIFA) issued a warning to its members and to the international trading community abou

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