Two new reports released this week call attention to the dangers of bribery and corruption in global supply chains and their links to modern day slavery. Modern Slavery and Corruption and An Exploratory Study on the Role of Corruption in International Labour Migration provide a snapshot of the extent and global spread of corrupt practices, the ways in which they interact with myriad forms of exploitation and the impact of legislation put in place to curb both.
Proposed regulations mandated by the Sanitary Food Transportation Act and the Food Safety Modernization Act hold powerful implications for the future of the cold chain industry. The business environment is shifting, and the proposed rule is just one piece of this changing landscape, as the industry experiences an overall increase in regulations, customer-required audits and augmented public pressure from food recalls.
Calls for stricter regulation of medical devices within the EU, prompted the European Commission to propose new regulations in 2012 for medical devices and in vitro diagnostic medical devices (IVDs) to replace the existing directives.
Thousands of brokers are currently in active search for the best freight broker bond renewal deal on the market. The reason for the shopping spree is that renewed freight broker bonds are an indispensable requirement to stay compliant and licensed for the new season.
When President Barack Obama said last September that he would get tough on companies that avoid tax through "inversions" - merging with or buying foreign firms so as to shift their domicile abroad - some wondered if this would end a wave of corporate emigration.
A little over one year after purchasing seven new Volvo compressed natural-gas tractors, Kane Is Able Inc., a national, third-party logistics company, has filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, asserting that Volvo breached its warranties in connection with one of the seven units, which caught fire on Interstate 81 in early January 2015.