Trucking Industry COVID-19 Impact

COVID-19 is now in the lexicon of our vocabulary, we have been using it daily and its impact is felt globally.  From school closings, social distancing, and out of stock supermarkets, people and industries from all walks of life are being impacted.   The trucking industry is not immune to COVID-19 and has experienced cancellations and […]

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Trucking Industry Receives Positive News

Yesterday, the trucking industry received a much-needed jolt to kick off 2020.  The United States and China signed a trade agreement that is expected to create a boost in U.S. manufacturing and an increase in the number of exported American goods.  While this deal will not completely mend the transportation industry after a historically turbulent […]

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Are fewer trucks on the road causing rates to go up?

In September, demand for freight continued to remain strong. However a combination of tighter capacity and fuel price increases were causes for higher spot market rates. Refrigeration and flatbed freight dropped from August to September according to DAT Truckload Freight Volume Index. The index reflects changes in the actual number of spot market loads moved […]

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More Regulations Proposed in Trucking

Over time, the transportation industry has seen many new regulations passed for various reasons.  From electronic log books, lower emission trucks, and increasing the age to have a commercial driver’s license (CDL) these laws were intended to improve the safety of the public as well as protect the environment.  The increased tighter regulations have forced […]

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Oil Industry Fighting Back

Plans to build charging stations across the country are being crushed by groups backed by industry giants like Exxon Mobil and Koch Empire. According to utility commission filings, these groups have challenged electric companies’ across the United States. Electric utilities are seeking approval on building charging networks in locations such as shopping centers and rest […]

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Driver Shortages on the Rise

The increase in truck driver shortages could be a serious problem for the U.S. economy in the future. Driver shortages were up 20% in 2018 and this trend is continuing in 2019. Within the next decade, United States industries could see the highest driver shortage in U.S. history.

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National Truck Driving Championships

Next week Pittsburgh Pennsylvania welcomes the National Truck Driving Championships (NTDC).  The competition is each year by the American Trucking Association (ATA) and is slated to take place 8/14-8/17 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center.  As stated by the ATA, this long standing competition “has a long history – dating back to 1937 when […]

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Tough Times in Trucking

Trucking companies across the country have experienced a rough first half of 2019.  Coming off a profitable and robust 2018, the transportation industry has taken a one step forward, two steps back, which is causing many trucking companies to shutter their doors and leave thousands of drivers unemployed.  There are many factors that have led […]

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