March 2019


There is never a dull moment in Trucking, Logistics, and Technology and so it is with great enthusiasm and pride that we publish this newsletter highlighting some of the exciting things happening at CLI and in the industry.  We welcome your feedback, and , as always, thank you.

Short Hauls
Wiesen and Linardic
  • CLI Announces New Leadership.  In October, then President Don Adams announced he was retiring and Ben Wiesen and Kevin Linardic would be taking over the reins of running the company as the president and chief technology officer respectively.  Click here for the article. 
  • User Group Meeting a Tremendous Success.  A packed ballroom at The Hotel Chicago was the site of the kick-off to the 2018 CLI User Group meeting.  Keynotes by key players in the industry, topic-rich sessions and unparalleled networking were just a few of the many highlights.
  • Pace Motor Freight, AMA, Crystal Motors and Severance Trucking choose FACTS.  We welcome our newest clients and New England neighbors -- all four happen to be located in the Northeast -- and thank them for choosing CLI.
  • Survey Says...In our continuing effort to better serve our clients, we have begun to send surveys to gauge your satisfaction with our products and services.  If you can spare five minutes, please fill out the surveys when you receive them in your inbox.
  • Redesigned Website.  Its pretty cold still at the end of February, but we hope you'll enjoy surfing CLI's newly designed website.  Have a look.
  • FACTS™ 11.3 Released.  We are happy to announce that the latest version of FACTS has been released.  Click here to view some of the enhancements and contact us for your (always) complimentary upgrade.
Are You Prepared for the CCPA?
Consumer Privacy a Critical Issue
Presented by EXL

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) of 2018 will expand California consumer privacy rights beyond the existing law that requires confidentiality of personal information and disclosure in the event of a security breach. It prescribes specific guidelines on the collection of personal information, as well as how that data is used by businesses.
Industry trends suggest that companies are still in the initial stages of their CCPA compliance journey, trying to understand the law and its requirements.

Who does it impact?
Business entities that collect California residents' personal information and meet at least one or more of the following criteria need to comply with this act:
The Act was signed on June 28, 2018, and will come into effect on January 1, 2020. Companies need to get ready.

About EXL
EXL is partnering with a number of clients to help them prepare for the upcoming deadline and avoid costly fines associated with noncompliance. Take your first step towards meeting CCPA requirements using EXL's Comprehensive Compliance Assessment. Check out the link, and contact EXL for further information.

Employee Spotlight
Joe Toss

Joe Toss
Joe Toss is the Senior Director of Technology at CLI. Joe has been working continuously in technology as a programmer, analyst, project leader, and business owner since 1983. He is a certified PMP (Project Management Professional) and has a degree in Management Information Systems from Pace University. Joe has worked in many areas of business, with experience in Payroll, Accounts Receivable, Payable and General Ledger, Warehousing, Shipping, Sales Analysis, Construction, and Manufacturing.
Joe and his wife of 33 years, Anita, live in the same village that they grew up in, Airmont, NY. Joe serves on the Airmont planning board, and is the Financial Secretary of the local Knights of Columbus Council. Joe enjoys working with cars, and will talk your ear off about his '87 Camaro.

Tip of the Month
Revisiting History

Let's say that last week you traced a particular shipment for a particular customer, and now this week you have an urgent need to revisit that shipment. The trouble is, your memory isn't what it used to be and, for the life of you, you can't recall the pro number.
Fear not. There's a nifty but seldom-used option in FACTS Multi-Trace that was designed for just this kind of dilemma. In the left-hand menu, simply click on "History," and FACTS will display every shipment you have traced in the selected Date Range. Not only can you increase or decrease the Date Range as needed, you can also filter the results by Shipper and Consignee, as well as Origin and Destination Terminal. You can also export the results to a spreadsheet.

Any questions?  Contact the CLI support team.

Craig Lis

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