CarrierWeb® Launches Information Site for the Food Safety Modernization Act

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New Website Provides Food Haulers with Updates and Expert Analysis

CarrierWeb (http://www.carrierweb.com), a leading trucking mobile communications and telematics provider, announced the launch of a website devoted to the Food Safety Modernization Act.

The website, http://www.FSMAfacts.com, will deliver timely updates and expert analysis for shippers and motor carriers on current and upcoming FSMA regulations. Additionally, the website offers information about modern technologies and operational best practices to stay compliant.

“This sweeping legislation impacts all food grade transportation,” said R. Fenton-May, Chairman of CarrierWeb. “Very soon, shippers and receivers will only be using food haulers that are able to fully comply with the new FMSA regulations. This website will serve as a valuable resource for staying ahead of the curve.” The Food Safety Modernization Act, passed by Congress and signed into law by President Obama in 2011, gives the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) jurisdiction over the food transportation industry.

On Feb. 5, 2014, the FDA proposed a new rule that would impose more stringent obligations on shippers, motor carriers and receivers. Perhaps of most interest to carriers is that failure to maintain shipper-defined standards for temperature and other conditions will make the carrier liable for damages, even if the cargo itself is not damaged.

The burden of proof for cargo claims would shift to motor carriers, making it necessary to have highly accurate, real-time information about the condition of loads and equipment at all stages of transit, including trailer pre-cool verification.

The comment period for the above rule proposal, named the Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food, closed on July 30, 2014. A final rule is set to be published March 31, 2016.

Updates to this and other rules that impact shippers and motor carriers will be provided on http://www.FSMAfacts.com along with information about technologies that ensure compliance and deliver additional cost savings and operational benefits.

About CarrierWeb, LLC
Since 2002, U.S.-based, CarrierWeb, LLC, has emerged as a global leader in real-time mobile communications, electronic logging and refrigerated telematics technology for private and for-hire fleets, providing driver-preferred workflow and immediately actionable business intelligence to enhance fleet profitability. The CarrierWeb focus is in providing innovative mobile communications solutions at an affordable cost to streamline operations, improve safety and simplify driver workflow. Products include: CarrierMate™, the driver-preferred mobile communications platform that includes GPS positioning, E-logs, Hours of Service, Electronic DVIR, Driver Performance information and other compliance/safety/retention products; ReeferMate®, an industry leading two-way refrigerated command and control technology integrated with Carrier® and Thermo King® refrigeration units for trailer temperature monitoring, GPS tracking, and alarm information; and TrailerMate™, the dry van trailer tracking device. The CarrierWeb group has offices in the USA, Brazil, China, France, Ireland, Morocco, and the UK. For more information, please visit http://www.carrierweb.com or call (866) 884-8241.

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