Rising Fuel Prices: A Trucker’s Guide to High Fuel Costs
President Joe Biden’s recent announcement that the Strategic Petroleum Reserve will release one million barrels of oil reserves per day …
Reefer Report: Beer sales lose some froth
The beer industry produced over 180 million barrels of beer in 2021, according to data by Statista. This translates to over 1 million trucks moving this liquid gold
Dry Van Report: The Port of Charleston goes deep
The addition of 15 ship-to-shore cranes that now stand 155 feet above the wharf deck allows the Port of Charleston to work the East Coast’s biggest ships.
Lessons learned from operating reefer motors in the Australian Outback
Aug. 31, 2022 – Bob McMillan’s driving career covers over 6 million miles hauling refrigerated freight across one of the hottest continents on the planet.
Combatting the truck driver shortage
Truckload, for-hire, and private fleets are well aware that their biggest commodity is their drivers.
Flatbed Report: Residential construction drops as builder confidence hits new low
Builder confidence dropped for the eighth month in August as the declining housing market weathered rising interest rates and ongoing supply chain disruptions.
Reefer Report: Drought takes its toll on farmers and ranchers
As a measure of how dry this summer has been, the ordinarily green and lush Northeast Region is experiencing severe drought conditions for the first time in 20 years.
Dry Van Report: July’s import volume was the ninth highest ever
US export volumes have been on a downward trend since 2020 and are not showing any signs of a course change.
Operation Airbrake is this week – time to pump brakes, carriers
Aug. 24, 2022 – The Operation Airbrake program is this week courtesy of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance.
Flatbed Report: Carrier Daseke reports another strong quarter
The second quarter of 2022 was another excellent one for Daseke, the largest flatbed and specialized transportation and logistics company in North America.
Reefer Report: Demand heats up for Michigan carriers
Produce season is in full swing across the country, as more regions enter their peak harvest season in August.
Dry Van Report: Import volumes continue to climb
Comparing this to last year’s January-to-July import volume, 48% went to the west coast while 43% went to the east coast.
The fallout from the 3-year drought in California becomes clearer
Aug. 16, 2022 – The further we get into summer, the worse it gets for California farmers and refrigerated truckload carriers.
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