The Official Newsletter of The National Defense Transportation Association

April 28, 2023


The Joint Transportation Management System (JTMS) – Discover the Mission and Vision

The NDTA-CAS Surface Force Projection Conference is quickly approaching. Join us on Monday, May 15, from 3-4:30pm for a session on the Joint Transportation Management System (JTMS). […READ MORE…]


Department of Defense Strategy Aims to Support Critical Facet of Defense Industrial Base

The United States faces unprecedented national security and economic challenges. Strategic competitors seek to displace the US military as the world’s preeminent force, the COVID-19 pandemic and impacts from climate change have exposed fragility in critical supply chains, and consolidation in the defense marketplace has undermined the competition and innovation needed to provide the best systems, technologies, services, and products to support the warfighter. […READ MORE…]


SDDC Responsibilities During Fort to Port (FtP) Movements – SDDC-Industry Panel Discussion on Getting the Warfighter to/from the Port

MG Gavin A. Lawrence, Command General of SDDC, moderates a panel of key SDDC staff members and industry partners to share the current challenges and lessons learned in moving cargo for large-scale combat operations, mobilizations, and deployments.



Inflation, Supply Chain Disruptions Yield Lower Supplier Survey Ratings

By Nancy Benecki, DLA Public Affairs

Inflation and supply chain disruptions in a post-COVID-19 environment are frustrating suppliers who do business with the Defense Logistics Agency, according to the recent DLA Supplier Survey. […READ MORE…]


Editor’s Picks

Pete Buttigieg Eyes Expansion of Supply Chain Data-Sharing
(Transport Topics)  The Freight Logistics Optimization Works — or FLOW — a voluntary forum through which freight sector stakeholders can share information on supply chain issues is poised to expand, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg recently told members of Congress.

FMC Commissioners Support Bill to Strengthen Antitrust Powers
(The Maritime Executive)  For the third time in less than a month, a bill has been introduced before the U.S. House of Representatives that targets the business practices of the shipping industry—this one called the Ocean Shipping Competition Enforcement Act.

Senate Passes Measure to Roll Back Truck Emissions Rule
(Roll Call)  The Senate narrowly passed a joint resolution that would roll back an EPA regulation setting stringent standards for smog-forming emissions from heavy-duty trucks. The Congressional Review Act joint resolution was driven by arguments that the Biden administration regulation would contribute to supply chain woes and inflation after the trucking industry warned it would significantly increase costs for big rigs.

Navy Shipbuilding Plan Draws Lawmakers’ Ire Anew
(Defense One)  Like its predecessor, the U.S. Navy’s 2024 long-range shipbuilding plan is a tardy, multiple-choice document that appears to fall short of the legal requirement for amphibious warships. And some lawmakers are not happy.

Aerospace Industry Could Run Out of Engineers, Officials Warn
(Scripps Media)  The aerospace industry is booming, boasting rapid public and private growth that hasn’t been seen since the 1950s. Yet officials are sounding the alarm that the future workforce may not meet the demand.


Welcome New Corporate Member
Please join NDTA in welcoming its newest Chairman’s Circle member Sikich LLP!

PODCAST Multi-Cloud Management: How the Environment is Changing

(SAIC)  SAIC’s Defense and Civilian Sector president discusses multi-cloud evolution in government, including agencies’ maturation in selecting specific cloud platforms from commercial service providers to accomplish specific technology objectives.

DHL Express U.S. Launches GoGreen Plus as New Survey Reveals the Importance of Sustainability to SMEs

(DHL)  DHL Express has announced the expansion of its sustainable business services available to U.S. small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with GoGreen Plus, a new service that enables customers to reduce (‘inset’) the carbon emissions associated with their shipments through the use of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF). 

CN, UP, and GMXT Announce New Transformational Mexico-US-Canada Intermodal Service

(Union Pacific)  CN, Union Pacific Railroad and GMXT have announced the creation of Falcon Premium intermodal service, a best-in-class Mexico-US-Canada service with a seamless rail connection in Chicago, Illinois, that will directly connect all CN origin points within Canada and Detroit, Michigan to GMXT terminals in Mexico: Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, and Silao, Guanajuato.

Sleep Inn Previews Next-Generation Prototype Emphasizing Modern Design and Guest Wellbeing

(Choice Hotels)  Sleep Inn, a leading new construction midscale brand from Choice Hotels International, Inc., is getting a new look following the debut of the brand’s next-generation prototype, expected to be completed and rolled out by the end of 2023.


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