Cargo Van Demand Explodes

Cargo vans once served a predominantly niche market of tradesmen, mobile construction sites and vocational contractors, but with the recent demand explosion of final-mile delivery vans they are becoming incredibly common and increasingly popular.  E-commerce doesn’t appear to be going anywhere soon, and van manufacturers are happy to keep supplying the growing demand of new […]

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U.S. Shale’s New Recovery

The United States’ oil and gas sector has proved to be incredibly resilient time and time again and following the devastating effects from COVID-19 in 2020 they’ve shown a new discipline to strengthen balance sheets, pay down debt and pay dividends to their shareholders.  Traditionally the U.S. shale patch would immediately start boosting production after […]

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Will Gas-Tax Indexing Fund Infrastructure Updates?

There is a consensus that the United States’ infrastructure, particularly roads, bridges and transit systems, need significant updates and investments, but who is going to pay for these improvements is becoming an increasingly debated issue.  On June 10th, a group of Republican and Democratic Senators said that they are officially opened to consider changing the […]

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President Biden’s Budget Proposal

President Biden is expected to propose a $6 trillion budget that would have the highest consistent levels of federal spending since World War II.  President Biden’s proposal looks to provide sweeping economic overhauls including large investments in education, transportation and combatting climate change.  The proposal is also expected to call for total spending to rise […]

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Private Oil Companies Snatch Up Big Oil’s Assets

As many of the global oil majors seek to transition to “global power majors,” many smaller oil companies are happy to gobble up the fossil fuel assets.  The large oil companies sell assets to pay down debt and lower their carbon footprint, but the smaller companies are betting that these higher polluting projects are going […]

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Battling Through Pandemic Fatigue

Vaccination news has dominated headlines for weeks, painting a rosy picture of the near to midterm future, but it is as important as ever to give yourself and your loved ones a mental health check. The holidays are behind us and the reality of pandemic fatigue is starting to set in. The U.S. has already […]

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Should U.S. Shale Producers Resist Increasing Output?

Following a tumultuous 2020, U.S. shale producers face a new dilemma of ramping up production in the face of global oil supply uncertainty. With West Texas Intermediate (WTI) trading above $50/barrel, there is significant temptation for shale producers to surge their output, however, the constant growth strategy of previous years may prove to be costly […]

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Freight Executives Discuss Vaccine Distribution

Following a series of positive results from multiple vaccines, the conversation on Capitol Hill has shifted to the distribution and logistics of the COVID-19 vaccines. On December 10th, a group of freight industry executives, including Richard Smith, Regional President of the Americas and Executive Vice President at Fedex Express, and Wesley Wheeler, President of Global […]

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