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Post-Pandemic: Trucking Industry Perspective and Transformation

No one is certain what the post-pandemic trucking industry will look like now that the economy is opening up and people are getting back on their feet, but there are a few things worth noting.

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Topics: Trucking Trends, Coronavirus

Key Trucking Industry Issues to Follow Us Into 2021

It goes without saying that 2020 was a challenging year. We’re taking a look back and shining a spotlight on some key trucking issues that we think will continue to impact drivers and fleet owners into the New Year:

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Topics: Trucking Trends

The Changing Transportation Landscape During COVID-19

COVID-19 has quickly changed the way we work and the way we consume, thus transforming the nation’s economy as a whole. Few people are flying, purchasing and renting cars, taking cabs or ride shares, or commuting to work. 

Adam Jonas, the transportation industry analyst at Morgan Stanley Research, has shared a number of key ways he thinks the transportation industry is morphing during this pandemic.

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Topics: Trucking Trends, Coronavirus

8 Key Learnings From The 2019 State Of Logistics Report

The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP), released its State of Logistics Report on June 18th. This annual report tracks and measures all costs associated with moving freight through U.S. supply chains and, most notably, showed a significant increase in U.S. business spending on logistics in 2018.

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Topics: Trucking Trends

Trends In Trucking: How Drivers and Fleets Differ On Top Issues

Do truck drivers and carriers see eye to eye on critical issues facing the industry? The results from the ATRI’s 2018 “Critical Issues in the Trucking Industry” survey provides a breakdown between driver and fleet opinions.

Of the 1,539 respondents to the 2018 survey, motor carriers represented 47.5% while commercial drivers (both company and independent) made up 41.3% of the responses. The balance of the numbers came from other industry stakeholders, which means the ATRI got a healthy response from both fleets and drivers.

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Topics: Trucking Trends

The Real Cost Of Traffic Congestion

In a previous blog, we mentioned that traffic congestion cost the trucking industry a whopping $74.5 billion in additional operating costs and 1.2 billion hours in driver delays in 2016. This is an unfortunate trend that we don't foresee going away anytime soon.Not surprisingly, 91 percent of all slowdowns take place in metropolitan areas. So, what can you do to minimize the impact of traffic congestion on your bottom line?

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Topics: Trucking Trends, Costs Of Trucking

Hot Trends In Trucking In 2019

After shaking off the fog and confetti of the holidays, it’s time to get back down to business. We’ve reflected back on 2018 and have identified several big trends that we think are likely to impact how our industry operates, prepares, and plans the years ahead.

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Topics: Trucking Trends

Three Trends Disrupting The Trucking Industry

The honor of being called one of the big three trends disrupting the trucking industry goes to ELDs, ecommerce, and Big Data. Some view these three as blessings in disguise, whiles others see them as sources of stress and overwhelming cost. Change is hard, especially when it rocks the foundations by which your trucking and freight business is built upon.

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Topics: Trucking Trends

The Correlation Between More Trucks on the Highway and Economic Growth

If you’ve been driving on the highways lately you might have noticed that there seems to be a truck everywhere you look, and if it seems to you like trucking is making a comeback in a major way, you’d be absolutely right.

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Topics: Trucking Trends