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Will the Coronavirus Stop Christmas?

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How to Mitigate the Parking Problem

The trucking industry is on fire, in a good way. Freight rates are the highest they have been in recent history, the Outbound Tender...

FMCSA Might Allow Pulsating Brake Lights on More Trucks

Remember in October when the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) started allowing tanker trucks to use pulsating amber brake lights? It may be...

November 2020: New Truck Sales Continue Growth

Freight Transportation Research Associates (FTR) have released their data on new Class 8 truck sales for November 2020 on December 2nd. We predicted the...

November 2020: Early Trucking Job Count Implies Strong Growth

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) releases two statistics each month: one is the preliminary numbers (estimate) for the month prior, and the other...

FMCSA Elaborates Upon COVID-19 State of Emergency

The FMCSA has been extending its state of emergency regarding the coronavirus pandemic and the suspension of hours-of-service for many, many months now. Their...

Truckers Should Be High Priority for COVID-19 Vaccines

As the coronavirus vaccines are finalized and become ready for distribution, the question remains as to who gets the first round of doses. The...

November 2020: Flatbed Rates Fall, Others Rise

Growth cannot last forever. After a long run of consistently rising freight rates, it appears flatbed rates are the first of the three to...

GM and Nikola Motor Sign Memorandum of Understanding

Nikola Motors Corporation has been through the wringer in the past few months, but there is at least one company that still holds faith...

TopMark Funding Launches DealerLinc Designed to Help Dealers Fund Transactions More Efficiently

ROSEVILLE, Calif., Nov. 12, 2020 -- TopMark Funding, the premier funding destination for commercial vehicle dealers, announced today the launch of its new proprietary...

The One Permanent Upside for Truckers from COVID-19

Coronavirus news has been taxing since April. Nonstop news of infection rates, layoffs, cancellations are all very difficult for which to manage. You might...

Outbound Tender Volume Index Hits New Record

What do you get when you combine pushed back demand from the coronavirus pandemic with the demand of Black Friday? You get the highest...

Coronavirus Vaccine Further Strains Reefer Capacity

The COVID-19 vaccine seems to be a rousing success, as companies developing them tout a 90-95% efficacy rate in testing. We have already written...