Staying on Top of Supply Chain News

Evans Educates

23 November 2021

In today's environment, we see daily reporting about our supply chains. You can't go one day without news of a pending crisis, embargoes, collapse, government mandate, new Bills, etc.

If you are not staying on top of it or partnering with someone who is, you could make a misstep that could cost your business a lot of money.

Highlighted below are some of the most recent headlines and pending impactful updates. This list is only a fraction of what is currently going on in today’s supply chain world.

  • Passage of the $1.2 Trillion Infrastructure Bill. $550 billion will be set aside for traditional infrastructure to improve roads and bridges.
  • The administration has implemented a mandate for all employers of 100 employees or more to be vaccinated or weekly testing. If there is a failure to comply, there could be fines of up to $14,000 per instance.
    • Effective date: January 4th, 2022.
    • US Court of Appeals has issued an emergency stay.
  • Effective November 1st several carriers have adjusted their excessive length rules.
    • The line in the sand for many LTL’s is 8 feet.
    • Some carriers will not haul anything over 8’ while others have increased their accessorial charges significantly.
  • Despite LA/Long Beach ports agreement to operate 24/7, there are still a record number of ships at anchor. (And the Port of Vancouver continues to face challenges).
    • There are also new compounding fines of $100 per day for containers that pass their date for pickup.

A lot is happening within the current landscape of supply chain management. If you do not have a strategic advisor assisting you in today’s transportation world, leverage the Evans Experience. Reach out to your Evans Account Manager today to see what we can do to drive improvement in your supply chain.

Stay Safe and Happy Thanksgiving!

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