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May 31, 2017

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Emergent Issues in Distribution and Transportation

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CVSA Roadcheck 2017

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Jenn Cole, Editor  
Allen Lund Company
Grand Rapids Office
(800) 641-5863 

 CVSA Roadcheck 2017

CVSA 2017 will mark the 30th annual International Road Check.  This year's event will take place June 6th through the 8th focusing on Cargo Securement Safety.  Approximately 17 Level 1 Inspections will be completed every minute during this 72 hour period. Flatbed carriers be ready!  All other drivers need to be prepared as well.  Any commercial vehicle is subject to inspection; that means tractor trailers and even buses will be stopped.  And while the focus is on cargo securement, a level 1 inspection covers everything from lights to trailer doors, as well as log books, seat belts and alcohol/drugs.  During Road Check 2016 21% of trucks and 3.4% of drivers inspected were placed out of service. 
What does all this mean to shippers and carriers? Many carriers simply stay off the road during this time and avoid the possibility of something "being found."  It has become a regular "holiday" in the industry and creates its own capacity shortage and disruption much like Christmas or the 4th of July.  In an already tight market, that makes for a fun and interesting week.  So no matter if you are a driver, shipper or dispatcher be prepared for the inevitable delays and frustrations that will surely come.   
Remember when holidays meant you could relax and take a break...

Troy Magers
Manager, San  Antonio

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Troy Magers  is the Manager of the San Antonio, TX office, where he started as a freight broker in 1999, then promoted to National Accounts Manager in 2012.  Magers is an alumni of Texas A&M University with a degree in Political Science.

About Allen Lund Company: Specializing as a national third-party transportation broker with nationwide offices and over 450 employees, the Allen Lund Company works with shippers and carriers across the nation to arrange dry, refrigerated (specializing in produce), and flatbed freight; additionally, the Allen Lund Company has an international division, which is licensed by the FMC as an OTI-NVOCC #019872NF, and a logistics and software division, ALC Logistics.  


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