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The threat of tariffs that created last year’s crunch for the trucking industry and drove up trucking rates seems to have normalized. Unfortunately, the normalization means rates are back to what they were two years ago, due to a “rubberband...
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2019 is shaping up to be an odd year for the trucking industry. On one side of the scale, the trucking industry is experiencing slower movement from manufacturers and retailers, which is compounded by looming tariffs. On the other end,...
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Back in December of 2017, the trucking industry switched to electronic logging devices. Those trucks with Automatic OnBoard Recording Devices (AOBRD) we grandfathered into the legislation and given an extension to install ELDs by the end of 2019. In late...
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Last year saw a rise in small trucking companies across the United States. Small trucking companies play a very integral part in supply chains by taking some of the burden off of large carriers during seasonal crunches, as well as...
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A little while back we told you about the upcoming USDOT Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse – a massive database containing the records of drivers which will allow carriers to see if truckers have been flagged for substance abuse. The Drug...
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We are no a month into hurricane season, and the projections for 2019 are much higher and more severe than we initially thought. As truckers are busy hauling everything from livestock to produce, manufactured goods, construction supplies, and raw materials,...
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Small trucking companies bridge the gap between large fleets and customers. Small trucking companies are able to offer last mile services and adapt to the rise of e-commerce, plus they are able to take on part of the burden during...
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The trucking industry generates over $700 billion in revenue every year and moves over 70 percent of all physical goods in the United States. As the foundation for our economy, the trucking industry facilitates everything from construction to manufacturing, grocery...
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Despite various sources indicating a slowdown in the trucking industry, the production of Class 8 trucks is still growing. Large diesel engines continue to dominate the commercial trucking industry, according to recent data. Pressures on Class 8 Trucks There are...
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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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