The Impact of Driver Fatigue on Truck Drivers, Insurance Rates for Transportation Industry

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration conservatively estimates that 100,000 police-reported crashes are the direct result of driver fatigue each year. This results in an estimated 1,550 deaths, 71,000 injuries, and $12.5 billion in monetary losses. One of the causes of accidents, particularly among transportation operators, is obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) – a common disorder […]

Industry Insights, Insights, Uncategorized

As China Adds U.S. to List of Zika-Infested Countries, Exporters Concerned Over Delays and Added Costs

The Zika virus, primarily transmitted by a yellow fever mosquito, was first discovered in 1947 in the Zika forest in Uganda, but it didn’t make headline news until last year when a mysterious rash-causing illness began spreading across northeastern states in Brazil. Within months there was a sudden surge in microcephaly in infants in Brazil […]

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Navigating the Storm: Planning for Disasters, Protecting Cargo

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) recently updated its 2016 Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook, calling for a higher likelihood of a near-normal or above-normal season. In fact, the season, which runs from June through the end of November, is expected to be the most active since 2012. According to NOAA forecasters, we should expect […]

Industry Insights, Insights, Uncategorized

Weak Supply Chains Hunting Ground for Theft of High-Valued Products

Earlier this year reports of international rings targeting California’s booming agriculture industry and increasingly stealing truckloads of high-value nuts made front-page news. In fact, in 2015 California nut shipment thefts totaled losses of $4.6 million with 31 cases reported. Indeed food and beverages have replaced electronics as the most-stolen goods in the U.S., with losses […]

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Roanoke Trade Sponsor of G.TEC 2016 Next Month, Also Participating in Key Presentations

Roanoke Trade is pleased to announce that we will be attending and sponsoring the Global Trade Educational Conference (G.TEC) August 8-9, 2016 at the Westin Peachtree Plaza in Atlanta, Georgia. Our staff will also be participating in two key presentations at G.TEC. This is the second annual G.TEC event the National Customs Brokers & Forwarder’s […]

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A Look at Sump/Sewer Backup Coverage and Flood Insurance

When looking to insure your transportation-related business from all types of property exposures including flood damage, it’s helpful to understand that a policy designed to respond will depend on where the water comes from. There are two types of coverages available: Sump/Sewer Backup coverage and Flood insurance. Do you need one or another or both […]

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