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Transportation Policy

February Market Update: Transportation Industry News


There are many market indicators and government regulations that can affect your business decisions, from truck utilization percentages to new compliance initiatives. Another important topic that’s not always included in industry reports—but can impact the transportation industry just as much—is drivers’ health and wellness. These topics and more are addressed in this month’s update, and we welcome your thoughts on them.
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January Market Update: Transportation Industry News


We’re in the full swing of the new year, and eyes are on the many market influencers and disruptors that can affect the decisions you make for your business, from carrier capacity and the driver shortage to government regulations and legislation. This month, we highlight five key factors that impact the transportation industry in North America. We welcome your thoughts on these factors.
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December Market Update: Transportation Industry News

MarketUpdate_TransAccording to the second estimate of gross domestic product (GDP) for the third quarter from the United States Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), economic growth rose 2.1%, which is a faster pace growth than originally expected. This revision reflects that domestic demand continues to grow at a steady pace; consumer spending, business fixed investment, and residential investment aided in the boost. Read the December Market Update for more highlights on key factors that impact the transportation industry in North America. Then, share your thoughts on these topics and other issues that affect your business.

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Research: How the Panama Canal Expansion Will Impact U.S. Logistics

How the Panama Canal Expansion Impacts U.S. Logistics | Transportfolio

Blog-So-Cal-image-300x199The Panama Canal expansion opened to traffic in June 2016 and already it’s affecting global logistics. Ocean freight shippers should pay attention to this study by Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and C.H. Robinson to be prepared for the shifts ahead.

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Coercion Rule Underscores Industry Standard


While the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) released a final version of what is commonly referred to as the coercion rule, industry experts don’t anticipate much of an impact on drivers, carriers, shippers, or brokers. They note that coercion is already well-established as illegal activity and that this rule puts structure around the complaint process. » Read More