Category: CDL Drivers

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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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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House Passes New Autonomous Vehicle Bill

Driverless vehicles are already among us. As the technology charges forward, lawmakers are wrestling with the best way to regulate autonomous vehicles. On September 6, the House of Representatives passed sweeping legislation for highly-autonomous vehicles (HAVs). Among other things, the bill gave the federal government the power to regulate their design, construction, and performance. The bill …

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Diesel, Lumber, And The State Of Staffing – September 26, 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: $2.788 Crude oil prices, which were pushed higher by Hurricane Harvey, are starting to stabilize. The storm caused a total of eight Texas …

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Diesel, Lumber, And The State Of Staffing – September 19, 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: $2.786 Diesel prices rose again this week as Hurricane Irma created greater demand for petroleum in the Florida market. There are no refineries in …

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Diesel, Lumber, And The State Of Staffing

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: $2.758 As expected, Hurricane Harvey caused a surge in petroleum prices this week. Oil refineries on the Texas Gulf Coast account for half …

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