Things are changing for truckers as more companies feel the crunch of less availability and more demand.

The ongoing shortage of drivers in the trucking industry is beginning to have an impact on the way some companies do business with them. In the past, customers used reliability scorecards to reject some truckers and keep others waiting for hours. Well now, thanks to surging freight demand and a shortage of drivers, the tables have started to turn.   Now,…

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Tolls for trucks may soon get a 35 percent increase in Indiana.

There are many factors that can affect profits for the trucking industry. Everything from fuel costs to maintenance expenditures can make a huge difference to the bottom line for trucking companies. So, when new tolls are announced it is not taken lightly.   Now for truck drivers who use I-90 and combined I-80 in Indiana, a route commonly referred to as…

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The food and beverage industry has seen some interesting changes lately.

As time and the economy change, so do people’s behaviors and expectations. What was once acceptable and considered the norm, may no longer be living up to expectations. Nowhere is this more evident than in the food and beverage industry.  Today’s consumers aren’t satisfied with a simple meal anymore. Americans now spend more money on dinning out than they…

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To optimize product packaging, make sure to consider these factors.

Part of the cost of any product must include the costs of packaging and because of this, it is important to take a variety of factors into consideration. Everything from materials used to product positioning plays a part in the final cost of packaging. Like any other part of product delivery, packaging can make a difference…

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U.S. is ready to impose duties on $16 billion in Chinese goods.

The U.S. is ready to up the ante in the escalating trade war between the world’s two biggest economies by announcing that it will soon begin to impose 25 percent duties on an additional $16 billion in Chinese imports. In a recent emailed statement, the U.S. Trade Representative’s Office said customs will begin collecting the duties on 279 product…

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Trucking industry looks at lowering driver age to make up for driver shortage.

The trucking industry is facing a critical shortage of qualified drivers and is looking for solutions. As older truck drivers are retiring, the trucking industry is having increasing difficulty in finding replacements. The fear of a more serious driver shortage has prompted industry representatives along with some politicians to look at changing federal safety rules by lowering the…

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12 Easy Ways to Save $250, $500, or More in Your Monthly Expenses

One sage said: “It is easier to save money than it is to make more.” That may or may not be the case for you, but if you follow the steps below, I can pretty much guarantee you that you will save at least $250 a month and maybe $500 or more. How many more…

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Warehouses turning more to robots to stay competitive.

Robots are taking center stage in the effort to stay competitive in many areas of the transportation and logistics sector. In particular, warehouse robots are one of the current trends to watch. There are very few who can argue that robots can make a warehouse run better.  For many warehouse managers robots are one of…

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Five Reasons Trucking Demand Will Keep Soaring in 2019

The economy is on a tear and there is no end in sight. The result is a strain on trucking resources, including equipment and labor. There aren’t enough trucks and the shortage of truckers to drive them is making headlines like this one just days ago from “The Street,”   America’s Massive Truck Driver Shortage…

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U.S. manufacturing doesn’t seem to be affected by the threat of global trade wars.

Taken as a direct sign that the threat of global trade wars have little affect on U.S. manufacturing, orders for long lasting U.S. factory goods rose in June after declining for two months prior.  According to the Commerce Department, orders for durable goods which are items that are meant to last at least three years, from cars…

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