Article credit to Brian Joseph via Fair Warning Big rig crashes kill nearly 4,000 Americans each year and injure more than 85,000. Since 2009, fatalities involving large trucks have increased 17 percent. Injuries have gone up 28 percent. Given these numbers, you might expect Congress to be agitating for tighter controls on big rigs. In […]
Article credit to Tim Nelson, MPRNews The company’s beginnings were modest, to say the least. “Cargill itself was founded in Conover, Iowa, which doesn’t really exist any more, in 1865.” Company archivist Bruce Bruemmer tracks the story of William Wallace Cargill, who began as the proprietor of a trackside grain warehouse and became founder of […]
Article credit to Evan Lockridge on TruckingInfo While some may complain that truck freight levels haven’t taken off like a rocket since the end of the Great Recession, the fact is they have posted solid improvements, according to Jonathan Starks of the freight forecasting firm FTR. Starks was speaking Tuesday during the company’s “Virtual Conference” […]
Article credit to David Tanner at Land Line More than three-quarters of the people surveyed in a recent poll oppose attempts to increase truck sizes and weights on the nation’s highways. Another 9 percent said they were “unsure,” while just 15 percent said they would support an increase in truck size. The Coalition Against […]
With capacity tight and rates strong, it’s a good time to be in trucking, but there’s a threat on the horizon – 3D printing. By allowing manufacturers to simplify operations and move them closer to consumers, 3D printing “has substantial implications for both domestic and international freight businesses, particularly in reducing the importance of some […]
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