Category: News & Events

After Weeks of Volatility, Spot Rates Have Settled Above Pre-Pandemic Levels

The shutdowns related to the pandemic have had a big effect on the trucking industry. Fortunately, a recent comparison of the spot rate national average recorded in March 2020 and June 2020 revealed encouraging improvements. Take a closer look at these significant changes. Flatbeds Flatbed carriers have an important connection with the manufacturing, construction, and [...]
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Data Driven Safety Engagement in the Trucking Industry

The trucking industry was economically deregulated in 1980. Since then, the rate and the number of fatal truck crashes have both declined drastically. The total number of fatal crashes involving large trucks declined 32%. Fatal crashes per 100 million miles involving large trucks dropped 74%. Trucks now have an overall crash rate that is 29% [...]
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Why the Value of Trailers Fluctuates During Emergencies

Mexico’s government announced in late January that it has acquired hundreds of tanker trailers to alleviate fuel shortages and combat pipeline sabotage. Six hundred seventy-one tanker trucks and trailers, the equivalent of 140,000 barrels per day, were purchased at a cost of $92 million. The purchases are aimed at guaranteeing gasoline and diesel supplies are [...]
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Many Factors Contribute to Semi-Trailer Demand Rising

Road transportation for manufacturing, automotive, construction, energy, and agriculture is not only not going away anytime soon, it is vastly increasing in demand. The road freight transportation market in North America alone, is expected to grow at a steady rate of 4% each year for the next 4 years at least. According to ResearchAndMarkets.com, “The [...]
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Greenhouse Gas Emissions Phase II Put On Hold After Court Ruling

The new year has begun without the implementation of EPA regulation of trailers, that had been slated to begin Jan 1st. In October last year, the Federal Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia granted a stay over the trailer provisions of the Phase 2 Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Fuel Efficiency Standards (GHG), drawn [...]
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