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November 2019

How To Best Use Your Navigation System

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Navigation systems are great tools. They’re useful if you’re traveling in a different area, trying to locate a new business, or planning a route. 

However, GPS or other navigation systems should never replace good old common sense. Even when using GPS, here a few things to remember:

  • Your GPS or navigation app may not have the most updated information. Stay alert and watch for any changes that the GPS doesn’t show.
  • If you’re in an unfamiliar area, stay on state roads. Don’t take detours on unknown roads you’ve never traveled before.
  • Change your plans if necessary. If your GPS directs you to a route you’re uncomfortable taking, consult a map, ask a local or stay the night in town. It’s better to postpone your trip than get stuck on an unknown road.
  • Check road conditions by calling 511 or visiting TripCheck.com.

Whether it’s icy roads in winter, or the possibility of summer wildfires, road conditions could change in an instant. Navigation systems are helpful, but don’t rely solely on them to get you to and from your destination.

However, you can rely on FLI! Our team offers the best transport services and has the knowledge and experience to ensure your freight is safe and secure. Contact us today and put your freight shipment in capable hands.

What You Need To Know About Hemp And The Farm Bill

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hemp industry transportation farm billOn December 12, the United States Congress voted to pass the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, also known as the Farm Bill. In addition to other agricultural policies, the bill confirms the legalization of hemp — the term for cannabis containing less than 0.3% THC — and provisions for its cultivation, sale and transport.

Many farmers and companies were excited by the passage of the Farm Bill, because it will change the hemp industry significantly. 

One of the most important aspects of the Farm Bill is the normalization of hemp and treating it similarly to other agricultural crops. As an extension of this effort to normalize hemp, the Farm Bill includes a provision that allows farmers to take out insurance against any unexpected crop losses incurred during a normal production cycle, such as loss due to fires or droughts.

Since the legislation passed at a federal level, hemp and hemp products will also be allowed to move across state borders.

However, this poses several questions about transporting hemp.

At Freight Logistics, we are committed to helping you navigate this new landscape and answer your questions. We know there’s a lot of information out there, and we want to help ensure you’re receiving the facts so you can make a safe, informed decision.

Honesty, transparency and decades of knowledge are the cornerstones of FLI. Call or email our team today to learn how we can help your business with its freight shipment and transport service needs.