Posted: 20 Mar, 2019 by Donald Broughton

Freight markets were upended by the capacity crunch that followed the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate in December 2017. The next phase of the mandate begins in December 2019, and it may end up being just as disruptive.

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Posted: 07 Mar, 2019 by Pat Pitz

California experienced a 3-year period of exceptional drought in 2014-2016, but this year the state has plenty of water. The snowpack in the Sierra Nevada mountains is the fifth largest in the past 40 years, and many of the state's reservoirs are at above-average levels. The Sierra snowpack supplies...

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Posted: 27 Feb, 2019 by Mark Montague

You’ve likely heard reports that there’s a shortage of drivers in the trucking industry. There have also been reports that a record number of heavy-duty truck orders from last year is creating a capacity surplus. So, which is it? How can we have a surplus of trucks and a shortage of driv...

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Posted: 22 Feb, 2019 by Donald Broughton

The annual reports have all rolled in from publicly traded transportation companies, and it's obvious that 2018 was a record-setting year in many ways.  Trucking companies of all sizes enjoyed unparalleled financial success in 2018, with the largest increases in total revenues and operating pro...

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