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What’s Behind All the Trucking Company Closures?

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2019 has been a tough year for the trucking industry. More than 2,500 truck drivers have lost their jobs in what some are calling a “bloodbath,” primarily affecting smaller companies and owner operators. Pricing pressure is largely to blame, but the underlying cause is less straightforward.

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Rising Diesel Prices Make Green the New Black for Shippers

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Diesel fuel prices are on the rise again. Caused in part by a strong global economy and ever-increasing demand for shipping, the rise in diesel prices has led to fuel surcharges and higher prices across the entire supply chain. This has sparked greater interest in green transportation alternatives that can save the environment while reducing costs—and keeping shippers in the black.

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Spring Awakening in the Supply Chain: 4 Rate Indicators to Watch

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Spot truckload volumes and rates are beginning to rise as spring approaches. While rate increases always depend on overall economic growth, and the interplay between supply and demand, understanding four specific areas that reflect springtime shipping patterns in the U.S. can help you gauge where capacity and rates are heading.

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2019 Trends in Logistics: Rise of the Machines and More

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The rate of change in transportation and shipping has accelerated to meet exploding consumer demand. E-commerce has reshaped the industry in so many ways, from technology and costs to labor and consumer preferences, it can be hard to keep up. Get ready for many more changes in logistics and transportation in 2019.

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