49 Miles Per Gallon by 2026

On April 1st, the U.S Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced the new fuel economy standard for 2026, which undid the standards enacted under the Trump administration. This new standard will make vehicles more fuel-efficient, decrease oil consumption, decrease the impact fluctuating oil markets have on consumer wallets, and reduce transportation emissions.

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Pennsylvania Bridge Collapse Highlights Biden’s Infrastructure Bill

On November 6, 2021, Congress passed The Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal with a goal for rebuilding American roads, bridges, and railways, greater access to clean drinking water, ensuring access to high-speed internet, taking on climate change, availability of more electric vehicle charging stations, and advance in environmental justice. The legislation plans to make improvements to all […]

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Truck Drivers Exempt from Vaccine Mandate

The Biden administration is implementing a vaccine mandate or weekly testing for businesses with at least 100 employees starting January 4, 2022. With the trucking industry and Republican lawmakers warning that the vaccine and testing mandates could further hamper the delivery of goods. The Biden administration excluded single cab truck drivers from this mandate, pushing […]

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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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Happy National Driver Appreciation Week!

Yesterday kicked off the start of National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, running from September 12th through the 18th. This week provides the trucking industry an opportunity to recognize its efforts over the past 18 months. When everyone stayed home at the start of the pandemic, truck drivers were the ones that kept their foot on […]

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Inflation Affecting the Trucking Industry

With the pandemic end in sight, trailer manufacturers are playing catch up and battling strong demand that is not being offset by high prices. Manufacturers orders are backed up several months and they are renegotiating pricing with consumers due to the volatile market. Trailers are reaching new highs, carriers and manufacturers are paying premiums to […]

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Opportunities for 3PLs and Last Mile Delivery’s

  COVID-19 has changed third-party logistics (3PLs) and forced companies to create new strategic relationships and partnerships with the final-mile logistics; in order to compete with Amazon’s same-day delivery services. The three main market sectors 3PLs and last mile delivery services can exploit to compete with Amazon are, ecommerce, medical lab logistics, and B2B freight. […]

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Colonial Pipeline Update

On May 7th, the Colonial Pipeline was paralyzed with a ransomware attack halting 45% of the East Coast fuel deliveries. With the Colonial Pipeline shut down, consumers began panic buying which had a major impact on the readily available supply of fuel.

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