Holiday Shopping- The Sooner the Better

The day after Thanksgiving, otherwise known as Black Friday, is the beginning of the holiday shopping season, however this year you may be too late if you wait until Black Friday to start your holiday shopping. With widespread supply chain disruptions and labor shortages continuing, procrastinating on purchasing some gifts – especially toys and electronics […]

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The Importance of Preventative Maintenance

Preventative Maintenance (PM) plays an obvious and crucial role in a fleet’s performance and efficiency. Manufacturers will have set maintenance schedules for their products, but most fleets will have their own maintenance schedules and in-depth inspections as a part of their PM programs. Inspections and PM can help avoid costly break downs, possibly life-threatening accidents […]

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Preparing for the Winter Months in Trucking

Since March of 2020, truck drivers have been recognized as crucial frontline workers. As we continue to work our way through this on-going global pandemic and an increase in online shopping, truck drivers will still need to get products to their destinations on time. Winter storms can slow this process, affecting road and driving conditions. […]

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Southern Beltway Arrives

On October 15th, the Southern Beltway a 19-mile-long stretch connecting Interstate 79 at the Washington-Allegheny County line to the Pittsburgh International Airport is set to open. Turnpike officials said the Southern Beltway cost around $900 million to build and took several decades to plan and about 8 years of road work to complete.

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Disinfecting you and your truck

Disinfecting you and your truck With COVID-19 not going away anytime soon from what it seems,  and now entering flu season it is worth taking the time to make sure your vehicles are clean and sanitized to help  stay safe and healthy. Troy Guidry, a senior risk control consultant for Gallagher, risk management and consultants […]

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Retailers Get Creative as Holiday Season Approaches

As the holiday season approaches, retailers are scrambling to ensure their shelves are fully stocked and trying to overcome the numerous disruptions in the supply chain that they have faced since the beginning of the pandemic.  Currently, more than sixty container ships carrying consumer product goods worth billions of dollars are stuck outside the Port […]

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Oil at Six-Year High

Today, West Texas Intermediate crude futures traded as high as $76.98, the highest price per barrel since November 2014.  On Monday, news of OPEC+ not increasing oil production hit the news.  OPEC+ cut production by nearly 10 million barrels a day, in April 2020 to support lower demand from the pandemic.  OPEC+ has been meeting […]

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Higher Oil Prices Not Yielding Higher Profits

As a consumer, we tend to believe that companies will prioritize their profits over everything else, and a higher price point means they are making more money.  While that might be true in some industries, oil and gas companies are feeling a negative impact on rising oil prices across the globe. Multiple factors come into […]

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