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SAFETY & COMPLIANCE BULLETIN JUNE 2017

Posted by Mike Kerns

FMCSA SAYS ROADSIDE INSPECTIONS SAVES THOUSANDS OF LIVES

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) released an annual analysis that estimates that commercial vehicle roadside safety

 inspection and traffic enforcement programs saved 472 lives in 2012. Since 2001, the agency says the programs have saved more than 7,000 lives.

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Mattress Firm Expects Loss During Rebranding

Posted by Lucy

Houston-based, Mattress Firm Holding Corp. warns it expects to post a loss for the year as it moves to rebrand its more than 3,400 stores.

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Do Election Years Spur Industry Growth?

Posted by Whitney

Home Furnishings Business recently gave some very valuable insight into the relationship between election years and furntiure industry growth. We've included a synopsis below. For the full article click here. Is an election year partly responsible for a healthy economy? Are furniture sales higher and unemployment rates lower? Looking back over the past 20 years and the elections those years encompassed yields interesting results. With the exception of the Great Recession in 2008, a possible heightened sense of confidence and hope for the future during election years may partly be responsible for higher furniture sales growth, consumer confidence, gross domestic product and lower unemployment rates.

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Topics: Retail Industry


Move in Senate Would Restore 2013’s 34-Hour Restart Rules, Require 1 a.m. to 5 a.m. Periods

Posted by Whitney

An amendment set to come to the Senate floor this week would, if made law, bring back regulations requiring truckers’ 34-hour restart to include two 1 a.m. to 5 a.m. periods and limit the restart’s use to once a week.

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Topics: Legislation


Five 3rd Party Logistics Solutions Every Retailer Should Consider

Posted by Whitney

If you are a retailer of big ticket merchandise, you understand that the selection of a partner for your third party logistics solutions is an integral decision for the profitability and health of your business.

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Checklist for Outsourcing Home Deliveries

Posted by Whitney

Checklist for Outsourcing

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Topics: Last Mile Delivery


Delivering the Sale

Posted by Whitney

Home Furnishings Business recently wrote a fantastic article on home delivery. We highly recommend reading it in it's entirety but if you only have a few minutes you should at least read the section below-

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Topics: Logistics Best Practices, Customer Experience, It's Mrs. Jones' Day, Legislation, News and updates


Winning the Delivery Battle

Posted by Whitney

“Every battle is won before it is fought.” Sun Tzu

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Topics: Performance, Customer Experience, It's Mrs. Jones' Day


Logistics Woes Crimp Restoration Hardware’s Modern Collection

Posted by Lucy

Recently the WSJ wrote a great article about the importance of understanding complexities of supply chain and fullfilment. Consider this prior to making business decisions:

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Topics: Retail Industry


FOR FIRST TIME, DRONE DELIVERS PACKAGE TO RESIDENTIAL AREA

Posted by Whitney

A drone has successfully delivered a package to a residential location in a small Nevada town in what its maker and the governor of the state said Friday was the first fully autonomous urban drone delivery in the U.S.

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Topics: News and updates