Economic analysts always look to performance in the freight industry to see how the US is doing. When freight and logistics growth slows, that could mean there is a recession on the horizon. This “trucking recession” tends to have ripples...
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It was almost a year ago that the trucking industry experienced a huge crunch to get goods from shippers to stores across the United States. For customers, this meant they could get a jump start on holiday shopping. The reality...
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Back in 2017, the trucking industry was racing to become compliant with the ELD mandate. The ELD mandate came from the MAP-21 Act of 2012, but was only part of the overall plan. Along with electronic logging devices, there was...
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A while back, we reported on a movement to allow teenage drivers into the trucking industry. The concept has sparked very heated discussions among lawmakers throughout the United States, with both the FMCSA and ATA proposing plans that would offset...
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Software as a Service (SaaS) is not a new concept. As segments of the economy move away from long-term contracts and services, many industries are trying to abstract the “as a service” concept to encompass everything. The latest addition to...
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Truck maintenance is a fluctuating overhead cost. For fleet owners, regular repairs can eat into capital reserves, especially when multiple trucks need maintenance. For owner-operators, truck maintenance and repairs not only cost for parts, but unplanned equipment failures can cause...
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While the trucking industry is not experiencing the same crunch cycles it was half a year ago, the economy as a whole is still growing. Manufacturing and construction are expected to grow by at least five percent over the next...
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Ever since the ELD mandate was implemented, restricted hours of service have become a challenge for the trucking industry. However, the US Department of Transportation plans to issue more flexible hours of service in early June. Hours of Service and...
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People are taking better care of themselves to reduce health issues. Tech people regularly upgrade hardware and gadgets before they malfunction. Now, truck repair is taking a similar turn with predictive diagnostics for individual parts and overall vehicles health. Prognostics...
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Recently, supply chain financing has entered the arena as a major disruptor to how trucking companies manage cash flow. Sometimes referred to as “reverse factoring,” supply chain financing claims to benefit trucking companies, suppliers, and buyers at once. But is...
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