Webinar on March 15 Addresses Impact of Trucking Regulations on Hort Industry

AmericanHort is hosting a free webinar on Thursday, March 15, concerning the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) mandate for trucking and its impact on the horticulture industry.

The webinar will feature Andy Bruney from T. Load Specialties, who will share insights to help business owners manage the newly enacted trucking regulations. T. Load Specialties, a transportation company based in Columbus, OH, has more than 25 years of experience in coordinating truck-load shipments throughout the U.S., specializing in a multitude of freight categories, including nursery and agricultural products.

“The purpose of this presentation will be to help shippers and receivers alike be more prepared for the upcoming season as motor carriers and logistics providers face new regulations, as well as an April 1 deadline for compliance,” says Ken Fisher, President and CEO of AmericanHort. “We’ve seen that rising transportation costs are a key contributor to the margin squeezes businesses in our industry are feeling. The webinar should help our industry businesses become smarter in handling transportation and logistics challenges.”

Bruney has been with T. Load Specialties nearly a decade, putting his knowledge of plants and field experience to work as he focuses on providing logistics services to the horticulture industry. A graduate of The Ohio State University’s Horticulture program with field experience as a landscaper and professional horticulturist, Bruney will provide a closer look at the impact on the horticulture industry and illustrate how these new laws are impacting the process of shipping and receiving products in our industry.

The webinar presentation will include:
• General background information on the ELD mandate/hours of service rules
• How these new regulations will affect the logistics industry as a whole
• The industry impacts in particular, and what impact these new regulations will have with the process of shipping and receiving various industry products

AmericanHort’s Director of Government Affairs, Tal Coley, will also participate in the webinar, providing insights from Washington, DC.

The webinar is free, but pre-registration is required by March14 at AmericanHort.org.

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