Europe Rushes to Assess Leaks in Nord Stream

European countries are scrambling to investigate two mysterious gas leaks in major Russian pipelines running below the Baltic Sea. You may recognize the “Nord Stream” name from current events: the two natural gas pipelines have been frequently mentioned as tangential casualties in Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. As the European Union (EU) countries have stepped up […]

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The Environmental & the Inflation Reduction Act

Although some may argue it is paradoxically named, The Inflation Reduction Act is set to dramatically impact the landscape of decarbonization in the energy sector. Passed by the U.S. Senate on August 7th via the budget reconciliation process, the legislation is expected to be passed by the House of Representatives as well when they meet […]

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Know Your Fleet Card: Pitfalls to Avoid

Properly managing a professional fleet is no easy task; every day is a dynamic challenge. With so many day-to-day worries to contend with – mechanical failures, regulatory compliance, traffic at the shipper or receiver – it helps to have a dependable fleet card that makes your life easier instead of harder. With that in mind, […]

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Fuel Efficiency in the Age of Historic Fuel Costs

A quick look at any truck stop’s signage this year will reveal some eye-popping numbers; U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) figures for March 2022  peg the average cost of gasoline at $4.22/gallon. Diesel fuel comes in almost a full dollar higher at $5.11/gallon. Price pressure has abated since then, but only slightly. According to the […]

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Why Should My Business Hire a Fleet Manager?

Fleet Managers discussing Logistics

Ask any business owner and they will tell you, growth is an exciting measure of their company’s success. While exciting, that growth also involves several key questions that must be navigated. One of those questions specific to the transportation and logistics industry is, “When should I hire a Fleet Manager?”

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2021 Was a Very Busy Year for Mergers and Acquisitions in the Logistics Industry

Even in an industry where mergers and acquisitions are commonplace, 2021 was a particularly busy year for large carriers looking to purchase a few of their smaller industry brethren. In April, Canadian carrier TFI International completed its acquisition of UPS Freight before purchasing Missouri-based D&D Sexton in November. On that same day in November, Werner […]

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Untangling the Global Supply Chain

If you have followed the news, shopped online, or stepped foot into a brick-and-mortar store lately, you may have heard that we are in the midst of a global supply chain crisis. Our international commerce infrastructure has been resilient to discrete challenges in the past, but this time, there are several different issues feeding into […]

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Infrastructure Bill Inches Closer to Senate Passage

Debate among United States senators continues to surround the passage of Joe Biden’s $550 billion infrastructure bill. Most recently, that debate centered around an amendment seeking to further regulate the cryptocurrency industry. Opponents of the current wording of the amendment say that it requires disclosure of tax data from software developers and other non-brokers that […]

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Gas Prices Rising Again After Brief Lull

Anyone frequenting a gas pump this summer has noticed a dramatic increase in cost compared to last year’s driving season, and industry analysts don’t see things changing in the near future. In the week leading up to July 26th, America’s average gas price dropped two cents to $3.15 per gallon. The American Automobile Association (AAA) […]

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