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According to recent comments by the American Trucking Association, the federal electronic logging device mandate will take effect as scheduled on December 18, 2017, despite years of challenges and industry controversy. The new regulation mandates that most interstate trucking companies will need to replace standard paper log books with electronic devices, ensuring more accurate accounting […]

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The flooding and damage caused by Hurricane Harvey in Houston will impact the shipping industry nationwide. Here’s what to expect in the coming weeks as Houston recovers and rebuilds. How Hurricane Harvey Impacts Logistics With total damage estimates expected to exceed $160 Billion USD, Hurricane Harvey is now being touted as the most expensive natural […]

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In June of this year, when President Trump touted that the environment review process for construction projects would be streamlined as a part of a long-term infrastructure development proposal, the transportation industry breathed a sigh of relief and crossed their fingers, hoping that the President’s pledge would be honored.  The White House’s $1 trillion, 10-year […]

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If you’ve ever seen rail cars being loaded or watched shipping containers get stacked one on top of the other in a shipping yard, you’ve probably seen a Titan Reach Stacker in action. Overweight and Oversize Shipping This incredible piece of machinery stretches a whopping 29 feet long, takes up 12 feet from side to […]

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Intermodal trucking is recognized as using more than one mode of transportation — usually a combination of truck and rail. This is playing a larger role in the changing long-haul trucking industry. With the newly expanded Panama Canal, East Coast ports may now see more traffic, and that can mean less long-haul runs of freight […]

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The World Trade Organization (WTO) indicates that global trade will see a recovery and show growth in 2017. Container port traffic has reached a record high and economists point out that global export orders have reached their highest level in several years. These promising factors, when paired with an expected recovery in global GDP, give […]

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In October 2016, thousands of beer drinkers in Colorado Springs were drinking cold cans of Budweiser that had been transported on the highway by a self-driving robot. That’s right…for the majority of the 120-mile trip from Fort Collins to Colorado Springs, the driver of the truck left his seat and got comfortable in the sleeper […]

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In early March, the Department of Transportation (DOT) Inspector General’s office shared the results of their audit of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) hours of service (HOS) restart guidelines. The Inspector General determined that the study complied with the necessary requirements, and reinforced a prior conclusion from the DOT that the study did […]

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When President Trump delivered his first address to congress on February 28, 2017, the world watched and wondered.  The health of our national economy and indeed the global economy is predicated on the decisions that President Trump will make in the coming months.  Will the economy continue its growth and perhaps even increase growth this […]

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For the spot market, February is typically regarded as the slow season that almost always follows a strong holiday season. The 2016-2017 holiday season started in late October and lasted through the middle of January 2017, thanks to an extended freight season due to e-commerce sales. This February (when compared to last February) we are […]

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