Month: March 2018

ELDs And Trucking Rate Hikes

Truck industry analysts are predicting big rate hikes as enforcement of the ELD mandate ramps up. The mandate requiring commercial truck drivers to electronically log their service hours officially went into effect on December 18, 2017. But at that time, roadside enforcement personnel were only permitted to document violations of the rule. “Hard enforcement” will …

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Diesel, Lumber, And Staffing News – March 20, 2018

      National Average Price Per Gallon: $2.972   Global oil prices rose by almost 1% today due to a weak dollar and tensions in the Middle East. Concerns about Venezuela’s falling crude output has also contributed to rising prices.The International Energy Agency said last week that Venezuela is “clearly vulnerable to an accelerated …

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2018 Manufacturing Outlook

Back in November 2017, economists were confident that manufacturing was about to come roaring back in the U.S. after decades of decline. Now new analysis is painting a more modest, yet still optimistic picture of the state of American manufacturing in 2018.   Jobs Down, Efficiency Up American manufacturing hit an all-time high in 1979. Back …

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