Putting safety back where it belongs

Lloyd's List - Maritime Intelligence

Shipping’s commitment to fulfil climate change obligations has had an unintended consequence: continuing investment to enhance safety is often a secondary consideration. History teaches us that accidents and incidents rise when competing issues – such as new technology or emissions reduction – take over management time and effort.Shipping is one of the most dangerous activities in transportation, so safety must be placed first at every level of an organisation. What’s getting in the way and why?
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There are many risks associated with employing individuals with invalid motor vehicle records to drive on company time. At the top of the list is public safety. That’s why commercial driver license holders are mandated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulation (FMCSA) to notify their employer of any motor vehicle violations within 30 days of conviction. If the driver’s commercial driver’s license (CDL) is suspended, revoked, canceled, or if he/she is disqualified from driving, the employee must notify the employer within one business day.¹ This allows the employer to take action immediately.

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How to optimize your supply chain network in dynamic markets with 4flow vista® and 4flow NEVA

Businesses must continuously optimize their supply chains in response to today’s dynamic markets and unpredictable events. Research has shown that transparency in transportation networks is an important basis for this process. ​​ Join 4flow experts to learn about the current obstacles to transparency in supply chain networks. They will offer a closer look at how the software solutions 4flow vista® and 4flow NEVA (Network Exploration, Visualization and Analysis) support your network optimization process from beginning to end. ​
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Trailer idling, fleet maintenance, driver shortages and cargo theft. These are just a few of the challenges faced by fleet owners and managers today.A smart trailer management solution must do more than simply track and monitor fleet assets to help solve these problems. It also needs to present intelligence and produce insights that help a business make smart decisions to efficiently deploy resources, sharpen its competitive edge and become a better supplier for its customers – setting it up for long-term success. The level of success, however, depends on the quality of the solution, which comes down to reliability, the amount of visibility into fleet assets and total cost of ownership.
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There are many risks associated with employing individuals with invalid motor vehicle records to drive on company time. At the top of the list is public safety. That’s why commercial driver license holders are mandated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulation (FMCSA) to notify their employer of any motor vehicle violations within 30 days of conviction. If the driver’s commercial driver’s license (CDL) is suspended, revoked, canceled, or if he/she is disqualified from driving, the employee must notify the employer within one business day.¹ This allows the employer to take action immediately.

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