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Turbulent waters of the 2024 freight transportation market

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The year 2024 has begun with multiple challenges in the freight transportation industry. DAT Freight & Analytics reports that the road freight transportation market continues to show sluggishness, even in February. This trend is attributed to decreased demand and the ongoing reduction in fleet capacity. Contradictory signals are observed in the market, influenced by post-pandemic […]

Adversities in the U.S. freight industry

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The United States is in a better position to address the challenges arising from the situation in the Red Sea, according to experts. The freight sector in the United States is in better condition, according to experts, to address the challenges arising from the situation in the Red Sea, thanks to efforts to improve capacity […]

Disruptions in freight transport following Suez Canal problems

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This scenario affects the efficiency and speed of shipping worldwide. The Suez Canal, a crucial maritime route connecting the Mediterranean Sea to the Red Sea, has been facing significant challenges since mid-November due to attacks by Houthi rebels from Yemen, backed by Iran. This has led to increased maritime transportation costs, with major container companies […]

Choosing between new and used trucks for your business

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Buying new vs. used trucks, a quick guide to make the right choice. Acquiring a used truck can be the ideal solution for companies with tight budgets. According to the Truck Purchase and Lease Survey published by Overdrive.com, approximately 60% of owner-operators acquire Class 8 trucks that are second-hand. However, opting for a used truck […]

$623 million investment in electric vehicle infrastructure

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These grants will support 47 charging stations and related projects in 22 states and Puerto Rico. The Biden administration will allocate $623 million in grants to boost the construction of a national electric vehicle charging network. Announced on January 11, these grants will support 47 charging stations and related projects in 22 states and Puerto […]

Cyber-attacks on public transport offices on the rise

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Intruders attempt to psychologically manipulate employees and contractors to obtain confidential information. Public transportation offices are witnessing a surge in social engineering cyberattacks, where intruders attempt to psychologically manipulate employees and contractors to gain confidential information. During a roundtable at the annual Transportation Research Board meeting on January 8, experts shared examples of these sophisticated […]

Briefs: 2024 updates on lane change and speed limits, plus fuel prices stability

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Updates on the second week of 2024. Kentucky and Ohio expand traffic regulations. In Kentucky, a legislative priority focuses on revising state lane change regulations. A proposed bill in the House aims to include Kentucky in the states extending lane change rules to cover all road users. Representative Mary Beth Imes sponsors HB19, seeking to […]

Wise Choice Trans. Corp. bankruptcy filing

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With 34 power units and 33 drivers, the company filed for bankruptcy last thursday. Based in Hayward, California, Wise Choice Trans. Corp., with 34 power units and 33 drivers, filed for bankruptcy with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of California last thursday. Established in 2009, the company provided last-mile, partial and full […]

Trucking jobs: 2023 Review and Outlook for 2024

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The trucking sector suffered a significant net loss in August from which it never fully recovered. Last year, the freight transportation industry experienced a recession as a consequence of the country’s economic situation. This slowdown had a negative impact on various sectors related to the transportation of goods, affecting both employees and employers, and particularly […]

Commercial vehicle insurance: a quick guide for business protection

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Secure your equipment, inventory and employees inside commercial vehicles Several companies require commercial vehicle insurance, including contractors, real estate agents, and transportation services where driving for commercial purposes is part of daily operations. This essential coverage protects vehicles in the event of an accident and, with the right coverage, ensures equipment and inventory inside the […]

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