Steel and Aluminum Duty Increase Effective March 23, 2018

As you may have heard on the news, there has been a tariff increase on steel and aluminum importations. According to the US Customs and Border Protection, importers must pay an additional 25% duty on steel and 10% duty on aluminum (except from Mexico and Canada) starting March 23, 2018. The reason for the increase is to encourage U.S companies to purchase these products from U.S producers rather overseas. Below, you can find the 6 digit HTS affected for steel and aluminum products. If you have any concerns over the upcoming tariff increase, please contact our brokerage department or your sales representative; they would be happy to answer any questions. Thank you for all your continuous supp

Trucker Shortage

Over the last couple of years, the trucking industry has been struggling and facing many challenges. According to the American Trucking Association, more than 70% of cargo is moved via truck across the United States. As that number continues to grow, the number of truck drivers is drastically decreasing. Each year, more and more truck drivers are retiring and many trucking companies are doing what ever it takes to entice new employees; whether its offering higher wages and/or full benefit packages. However, there is still a shortage of qualified truck drivers. Another challenge the trucking industry is facing is the new ELD Trucking Regulation that was implemented in December 2017. The new r

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