Archive for the ‘Compliance’ Category

A Message from Matt Mugar & Walter Lopes, CO-Founders of BOA in regards to Current State with COVID-19

Posted on March 18th, 2020

  Dear Cherished Clients and Partners, We recognize that with the constantly changing COVID-19 situation around the world, this is an unprecedented time for us all — a time that, for many, is filled with uncertainty. Our hearts and thoughts go out to each and every one of you. We […]

Proper Transport of Fresh Produce: Sanitation

Posted on March 22nd, 2019

Proper transport of fresh produce from farm to market reduces the potential for microbial contamination. Within the transportation chain, it is the responsibility of all parties involved to communicate and maintain the quality and safety of the produce while in transit. Cross-Contamination Every time a product gets moved, there is […]

Daylight Savings and Truck Driver Schedules

Posted on March 8th, 2019

Truck drivers need to be aware of how the Daylight Savings Time (DST) affects his or her sleep schedule and driver log times. The regulations state a 14 hour workday, 11 hour driving time and 10 hour off duty / sleeper berth. The time is counted by the number of […]

Mixing Produce in Reefer LTL: Factors to Consider

Posted on February 21st, 2019

What else needs to be considered in transporting product other than proper temperature management? A major factor to consider is having a truck with a mixed load of produce that affect each others aromas and flavors. The perfect storm is brewing if the carrier is unaware of the nuances of […]

Maintaining Proper Transit Temperatures: Produce

Posted on February 1st, 2019

Shelf life, shelf life, shelf life! Produce has an interesting mix of factors to consider before mapping out a truck, especially if there will be different types of produce in the same load. Even though transportation takes only a few days of shelf life of produce that could be a […]

The Refrigerated (Reefer) LTL Shipment: What it Takes

Posted on January 24th, 2019

  Temperature Controlled LTL shipments are a little more complex than regular dry LTL shipments due to the sensitivity of the freight for temperature and transit time requirements. LTL Carrier Schedules Most dry LTL carriers have a longer running schedule for the week on the days they can pick up. […]

What is Refrigerated Trucking?

Posted on January 4th, 2019

Refrigerated trucking, also known as “reefer” trucking – A freight shipping method, specializing in the transportation of foods and products that require temperature-control during transit. The trailer has a built-in refrigeration system to keep all products in the same state that they were received in, whether it be cooled, chilled […]

Jason’s Law – Safe Parking for Truck Drivers

Posted on November 30th, 2018

What is Jason’s Law? Jason’s Law was designed to address a serious problem that affects drivers across the country: the lack of safe rest stations for commercial truck drivers. A quick summary, as stated on the Jason’s Law Website: Construction of safe truck parking facilities & construction of public parking […]

IMO Sulfur 2020 – How This Affects Your Ocean Cargo

Posted on November 2nd, 2018

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has a new mandate under the Emission Control Area regulations. All merchant vessels are required to reduce their sulfur emissions to 0.5% from 3.5% by 2020. This is a drastic change in emissions, and carriers will need to upgrade their vessels and/or their fuel to […]

Country of Origin Labeling Requirements

Posted on October 19th, 2018

Imported products are required to be marked with their country of origin. Countries of origin are where products were manufactured, produced or grown. This is necessary as a Customs requirement to keep the process efficient, since it makes it obvious if a good can legally be imported. It also provides […]

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