As the cold weather moves behind us, it brings a new season and a new list of challenges, hurricane season 2021. Last year still holds the title of a record 30 named storms that stopped 90% of the 1.9 million barrels per day of refineries near coastal waters. 2021 does not forecast to be as bad, but The American Petroleum Institute (API) is preparing stronger in operational security, as oil and gas companies have increased the number of emergency exercises.
The narrative of the pre pandemic day’s is still the same regarding the trucking industry and being short on drivers. Many businesses and consumers are affected by the shortage making delayed deliveries the norm for many Americans. With an estimated 61,000 drivers short at the end of 2019, it goes without saying that COVID-19 in 2020 made that number worse, making it harder to train new unexperienced drivers. Read More
For the past month, the big talk has been about President Biden’s
$2 trillion infrastructure plan. Of this, $621 billion will go into transportation infrastructure such as bridges, roads, and public transit. Another $300 billion will go into building affordable housing along with building and upgrading schools. This will bring an extensive amount of work for the construction industry.