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The Government Really Is Here to Help: Abundant Resources to Boost Trucking Cybersecurity

The federal government showed up in a significant way at this year’s Digital Solutions Conference on Cybersecurity, and its representatives offered one clear message to the trucking industry: We’re here to help, and we have extensive knowledge that can help keep you safe from cyberattacks.

In Case You Missed It: A Summary of This Year’s Cybersecurity Conference

If you missed this year’s NMFTA Digital Solutions Conference on Cybersecurity in Houston, TX you’re part of a dwindling group. With this year’s attendance double that of the 2022 conference, it’s fair to say fewer and fewer people miss this conference every year.

Why Every Company Needs to Prepare a Business Continuity Plan

Steve Hankel, the vice president of technology at Johanson Transportation Service, had quite a memorable experience a few years ago when traveling to Arizona for a conference. While he was there, the CIO of another attending company shared that his company had been hit by a ransomware attack during his first week on the job.

Enhancing the NMFC System: A Collaborative Approach for Streamlining and Educating

Every good system needs to evolve and grow with the times to remain effective, which is why the National Motor Freight Traffic Association used its most recent membership meeting to convene a panel of shippers, carriers, and third-party logistics providers (3PLs) to consider how the system can and should evolve in positive ways.

API Security: It Begins and Ends With People

Cyber threats against trucking companies are becoming increasingly serious and expensive, with one study showing that companies hit by attacks in 2019 lost an average of $2.4 million as a result.

In the four years since, there is every reason to think that cost has increased.

NMFTA’s Ben Gardiner Shows How Easy It Is to Disable a Truck’s Brakes . . . With a Simple Antenna

Attendees of NMFTA’s Digital Solutions Conference on Cybersecurity had the opportunity to see an eye-opening demonstration at the end of the event’s first day – of just what can happen to a truck when hackers take control of it.

Webinar Report: Mastering Hazardous Material Hauling Compliance with Placard Wizard

Haulers of hazardous materials know how critical it is to properly placard their loads. If they don’t, they could not only face fines from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), but they could also be putting themselves and others on the road—particularly first responders—at risk.

Classification Reimagined Again: NMFC Receives Third Update of 2023

NMFTA’s effort to reimagine freight classification has reached its crescendo for 2023, with a new set of changes and updates to the National Motor Freight Classification® (NMFC®).

3 Things Commercial Carriers Need to Know Before Crossing the Border

Anyone who has crossed a border between countries knows the process can go smoothly – or it can be a nightmare. NMFTA wants all carriers to have smooth experiences at the border. Read three things that are important for you to know when crossing.

Shippers: Solve Your Freight Classing Woes

Freight classification can be a confusing topic, but it’s important for shippers to understand how it works. In this blog, we’ll break down freight classification in simple terms and explain how you can correctly class your freight.

A Look (Not Too Far) Ahead at a Fully Digitized LTL Shipment Data Stream

Within the context of the full LTL shipment data stream, some elements are fully digitized while others are not. One example is the development of standards for electronic bills of lading (eBOLs), which NMFTA’s Digital LTL Council developed and launched over the past year. Digitizing bills of lading has led to tremendous gains in efficiency and accuracy.

We Are the Champions! NMFTA Joins Critical Cybersecurity Awareness Effort 

NMFTA is thrilled to announce that we’ve signed on with the National Cybersecurity Alliance (NCA) as a Cybersecurity Awareness Month Champion for 2023!