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Year: 2018

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2018 Holiday Season Capacity Outlook

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A strong economy has increased demand for truckload shipping across the country, but the surge is squeezing capacity hard. As the holiday season approaches, trucking conditions are expected to continue to favor carriers.

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Cargo Theft Spikes During Holiday Season: How to Prepare

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Whether it is Labor Day barbecues, Halloween trick-or-treating, or Thanksgiving turkeys, the holidays create an increased demand for food and beverage products. While there are many different commodities susceptible to cargo theft, the food and beverage category remains one of the most active, making up 19% of total cargo thefts.

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2018 National Truck Driver Appreciation Week: How We Thanked Drivers

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National Truck Driver Appreciation Week 2018 started September 9th and ended September 15th. Many are not aware of how demanding and important truck drivers' jobs are, but without them, stores would run out of merchandise, access to food and water would diminish, trash would pile up, and the world as we know it would come to a halt. Join us in recognizing drivers' hard work and commitment.

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2018 Intermodal Crunch: Peak Season Advice for Shippers

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Intermodal demand grew by 7.2 percent in the first quarter of 2018 due to tightened capacity in truckload shipping. Tight shipping capacity is always difficult to manage and the fact that intermodal is also constrained has shippers looking for ways to mitigate the impacts this peak season. 

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Back-to-School: 3 Ways Shippers Make the Grade

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Students across the United States are stocking up and heading back to the classroom. To successfully balance back-to-school supply with demand, shippers must carefully consider several factors, including current buyer preferences and, of course, logistics.

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5 Ways Mindful Driving Helps Truckers Keep Fuel Costs Down

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After a long period of low prices, drivers are once again looking for ways to maximize fuel efficiency. Driving any distance, and particularly long-hauls, can easily become a passive job, but taking a mindful approach to behaviors can help drivers maximize fuel efficiency and reduce fuel costs.

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3 Trends Changing the CPG Industry

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The CPG industry is one of the largest in North America. While there was a time that CPG brands were “firmly attached to the local brick and mortar shelves”, new trends are changing the industry and affecting the distribution and transportation of goods.

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