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The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) is the latest industry group requesting the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to delay the July 1 implementation of the Hours of Service (HOS) rule for truckers.

In January, the American Trucking Associations (ATA) lodged a similar request with the FMCSA.

“This request is to help to avoid potentially duplicative and unnecessary training for both enforcement and industry, and to prevent confusion if the court’s decision alters the final rule in any manner,” wrote Steve Keppler, the executive director for the CVSA.

A report by Transport Topics stated that, “ATA’s letter also cited potentially unnecessary training for law enforcement and trucking companies if the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit changes the rule after hearing oral arguments March 1.”

FMCSA spokesman Duane DeBruyne confirmed that the agency had received both requests and they are under review.

 

South African Beverage Company Chooses Logility

South Africa’s Peninsula Beverage Company, one of the country’s bottlers and distributors of Coca-Cola products, has chosen Logility’s Voyager Solutions for its supply chain operations.

Following the implementation, Peninsula Beverage Company increased forecast accuracy by 20 percent at the item/plant level and is able to utilize the enhanced visibility and more accurate data to strengthen its sales and operations planning (S&OP) process. In addition, the company has been able to centralize its demand planning, improve service levels and reduce inventory by 25 percent while increasing on-time, in-full order fill rates from 94 percent to 99 percent.

Logility’s supply chain solutions are used by over 1,250 companies worldwide.

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