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President Joe Biden’s recent announcement that the Strategic Petroleum Reserve will release one million barrels of oil reserves per day for the next six months …
By Christina Ellington The U.S. Census Bureau residential construction statistics for May 2022 show that while homes under construction are up 24.5% y/y, single-family housing
By Christina Ellington Huy Fong Foods, the maker of the popular Sriracha hot sauce, sent a letter to its suppliers advising that all orders after
By Christina Ellington Summer holidays are about to start and retailers are already talking about the back-to-school season. Why so early? According to Jonathan Gold,
Summer officially starts this week, and for truckers, that means construction season starts also. There are only two seasons for commercial truck drivers – winter
By Christina Ellington As fuel prices continue to rise with no apparent end in sight, oil companies can’t drill wells quickly enough to meet the
By Christina Ellington Even with record sales of grills this summer, the volume of goods in cold storage (meats, dairy products, poultry products, fruits, nuts,
By Christina Ellington Import volumes are rising, and port congestion may not be far behind. The Freight Analysis Framework (FAF) indicates that approximately 5% of
Just over two years ago, U.S. consumers embarked on a spending spree that initially began with overstocking pantries with daily essentials and then quickly transitioned
Before the pandemic, e-commerce sales were steadily increasing, but when the world shut down in March 2020, that steady incline took a sharp turn upward.
By Christina Ellington The Institute for Supply Management (ISM®) Purchasing Managers Index (PMI®) continues to be a reliable indicator of future demand for truckload carriers.
By Christina Ellington Memorial Day is the kickoff for grilling season. According to PIERS data, the US imports over 1 billion pounds of grills and
By Christina Ellington Despite concerns over softening demand due to a massive backlog of vessels near China, distribution center space continues to be in high
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