Author: Brinna Deavellar

After Hurricanes, Trucking Industry Fights To Stay On Course

Communities in the Caribbean and the United States have already gotten their fill of hurricanes for the year. But unfortunately the 2017 hurricane season won’t officially end until November 30. And the storms are disrupting trucking and distribution not just in storm-hit areas, but across the nation and beyond. Freight Bottlenecks There are always fewer …

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Diesel, Lumber, And The State Of Staffing – October 17, 2017

The weekly changes in the price of diesel and lumber give a quick snapshot into the state of staffing in the construction and distribution industries. Diesel Price Tracker National Average Price Per Gallon: $2.787 Both domestic and international forces are pushing up the price of diesel. The U.S. oil rig count fell for a fourth …

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Drug Shortage Fears After Hurricane Maria Hits Puerto Rico

As I mentioned in my previous post about the 2017 hurricane season, Hurricane Maria did between $45 and $95 billion in damage to the island of Puerto Rico. This damage hit the island’s manufacturing industry as hard as the rest of the economy. Pharmaceuticals and medical devices are Puerto Rico’s leading exports. Because of this, healthcare …

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Diesel, Lumber, And The State Of Staffing – October 10, 2017

Weekly changes in the prices of diesel and lumber give a quick snapshot into the state of staffing in the construction and distribution industries. Diesel Price Tracker National Average Price Per Gallon: $2.776 The price of diesel dropped this week. But crude oil prices overall have been volatile. Traders are still trying to assess the …

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Diesel, Lumber, And The State Of Staffing – October 3, 2017

Weekly changes in the prices of diesel and lumber give a quick snapshot into the state of staffing in the construction and distribution industries. Diesel Price Tracker National Average Price Per Gallon: $2.792 Despite the slight uptick in the price of diesel this week, crude oil actually fell more than $1 per barrel on Monday. …

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