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April Trends: How Coronavirus Continues to Impact Supply Chains

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COVID-19 concerns continue to reshape supply chains throughout the U.S. As people adjust to wearing masks, social distancing, spending more time at home, and preparing for economic uncertainty, shippers are analyzing the trends to understand what supply chains might look like when conditions settle into a new normal.

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COVID-19 Update: Impacts on Freight Flows

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The novel coronavirus is causing major supply chain disruptions. Supply, demand, and freight flows are changing in irregular ways. Although the situation is still developing and changes by the day, here’s what the freight market has experienced in the past few weeks.

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Why Fast Carrier Payments Matter

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Running a trucking company comes with challenges, including the ever-rising costs of doing business. When shippers take 30, 60, or even 90 days to pay their carriers, gaps in cash flow can lead to budget pressures, increasing debt, or even company closures.

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2020 Outlook: 4 Trends to Impact Supply Chains

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While a strong domestic economy and political turmoil dominated the television news cycle, artificial intelligence, Blockchain, and two-day deliveries played a starring role in supply chain discussions in 2019. Learn what’s in store for the year ahead.

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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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