Corporate Partner Spotlight: TLR – Total Logistics Resource, Inc.

TLR HR Manager Jennifer Ciglar was invited to do a Corporate Sponsor Spotlight for the University of Portland’s Pamplin School of Business Grad Gazette.  Seeking Mission Some years ago, I was sitting with Terri Bartle (former President), and we were discussing one of our people that was going through a hard time and how we […]

National Organic Program (NOP): Strengthening Organic Enforcement Final Rule

NOP Organic Enforcement Final Rule

US exporters who already fulfil their organic requirements, seemingly only have one small addition at §205.307 Labeling of nonretail containers at (d) – See Page 76 / 3623.  But you will have to read the requirements for storage and transportation generally. The storing and transport of organic products may have an exemption for intermediaries, such as warehouses and truckers.  But […]

TLR Appoints Heather Kiesel as President 

Heather Kiesel Appointed President of TLR

(Portland, Oregon)- TLR is proud to announce that our Board of Directors has elected Heather Kiesel to serve as President, effective Feb. 1st, 2023. A veteran in the logistics industry with nearly two decades of experience, Heather brings with her an impressive operational background and a unique client-centric perspective gleaned from her time spent as […]

FDA Final Rule on Food Traceability Requirements for Certain Foods

FDA Food Traceability Final Rule

On December 7th, FDA presented a webinar on the new Final Rule for additional record requirements for the traceability of certain foods.  Excellent webinar, available on YouTube.  The presentation slides and the Final Rule are also below: FDA Webinar on the Food Traceability Final Rule – YouTube Presentation Slides – Webinar on the Food Traceability […]

The Top 3 Instances When General Average Is Declared 

Top 3 General Average Instances

General Average is a maritime insurance term that refers to the cost of goods lost or damaged during a marine incident.  General Average is declared when the value of the lost or damaged goods would exceed what it takes to safely salvage them. General Average can be declared by both ship owners and carriers.  This […]

U.S. DOMESTIC CARGO – Current Status, Rumors and Projections

Compliance Alert

The current status of readily available U.S. produced goods continues to fluctuate on a seemingly daily basis. With “stay at home” orders in place for a majority of Americans, the manufacture of goods ready to be moved off the production lines and onto trucks to be consumed domestically or exported to foreign buyers has fallen […]