Trucking Towards Safety: How tech is making the roads safer
GRANDVILLE, Mich. – There’s no doubt that semi-trucks play a crucial role in moving American industry forward. From clothes, to food, to just about everything else you can buy and sell, most of goods we rely on to get by were at one point transported in the back of a truck. But those big rigs are also the culprits of thousands of serious and deadly accidents each year. Whether it’s the fault of the drivers or motorists around them, the problem exists. But with the help of technology, the hope is, that problem will diminish.
What to Expect as 2017 Progresses: Contract Negotiations, Disruptive Global Trade Trends, and More
We live in a world with unprecedented global ties, and seamless collaboration for us industry professionals to do tasks after tasks. There are many variables out there that affect our decision-making process. In this article, I would like to provide you some insights to keep in mind as we move ahead with the rest of 2017. Contract Negotiations The difference between the expectations of shippers and carriers on ocean freight rates this year may set the stage for difficult contract negotiations for the 2017-2018 shipping season. Shippers assume they can lock in contracts with little or no rate increases, compared to
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The Increase of US Containerized Imports
Looking into 2017, markets anticipated U.S. containerized imports to jump approximately 6.0% up, compared to last year, and reach a new peak of 21.8 million TEUs, mainly on strong consumer demand. Northeast Asia contributed most to the import trade, adding 1.91% to growth, followed by Southeast Asia which contributed 1.02% to growth. China continued to be the largest supplier of containerized goods to the U.S., accounting for 46.8 percent of the total U.S. inbound trade. In this atmosphere, I believe it is critical to focus on utmost time and cost efficiency, when moving freight into the U.S., and take proactive steps to
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Are trucking conditions really improving?
Kenny Vieth is about as steely-eyed as any of the analysts who cover trucking for a living. As president and senior analyst at ACT Research, he’s also someone who takes a hard, unflinching look at industry issues, either, such as on how federal regulations are aggravating the truck driver shortage.