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At the end of May, Minnesota classified truckers as “Essential Workers.” The truth is that truckers have always been essential workers, regardless of state rulings. Truckers are more than essential – they are crucial to weathering every adversity our country...
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Cities across the United States are lifting restrictions and entering “Phase 2” of the reopening process. This means more businesses are opening their doors, which in-turn could result in trucking expansion. Phase 2 To understand Phase 2, we need to...
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Truck drivers have been on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic for months, making hauls throughout the country for industries of all types. However, it is nearly impossible to pick up and drop off shipments, get food, or even...
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The ATA approached the United States Senate with a plan for national economic recovery, with a focus on the trucking industry. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and the economic downturn, the trucking industry has been on the front lines. Now, as...
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Charity drives to help workers in the trucking industry are nothing new. Truckers get sick. Truckers become temporarily incapacitated. Carriers go bankrupt. Whatever the reason, unemployment benefits are not always enough to sustain truckers and their families until they get...
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Shipping rates are experiencing downward pressure in some markets. Even as some states reopen during the pandemic in a move to kick-start the economy, shippers and brokers still maintain leverage over shipping rates, often to the detriment of carriers and...
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The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association is placing pressure on Congress to pass legislation that would help protect independent truckers and small trucking companies alike from less-than-ethical practices used by some trucking brokers. Trucking Brokers and Transparency When owner-operators and small...
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Working capital is crucial to the success of trucking companies. However, as banks tighten credit requirements and lower lending limits, carriers need a reliable source of working capital to maintain operations. Banks and Working Capital Banks have been tightening their...
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