A quick overview why the Government is costing you more to ship.
Don’t low ball your customer to ship or you will be taking it out of your pocket.
Effective December 18th 2018
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) (Government) established standards for Electronic Logging Devices (ELD). An ELD is electronic hardware that connects to a truck’s engine to automatically log hours of service (HOS). Regulating a driver’s hours of driving service is to help prevent accidents caused by driver fatigue. Drivers have until December 18th, 2017 to implement use of ELDs or park it.
The state of New York, nicknamed the Empire State holds the third largest economy in the United States, trailing only Texas and California, New York’s economy is so large that it would rank in the top 20 largest economies in the world if it were its own independent country. Although New York is mainly known for its strong service based economy which includes; financial services, healthcare, and retail industries, it is also home to the Port of New York and New Jersey. The port is the busiest container terminal on the East Coast. If looking at tonnage alone, the port is the third largest in the United States. One of the cash crops for New York agriculture are hay and corn which is primarily used to feed the state’s livestock. New York’s economy is so strong that despite not being heavily agriculture or manufacturing based, there are still large volumes of flatbed carriersthat come through New York. Continue reading “New York Governor Gives the Stamp of Approval for Driverless Technology Road Testing”
The Peach State, better known as Georgia has fostered a growing economy through having a diverse set of major industries occupying the state. Agriculture is an integral part of Georgia’s economy. As the state’s nickname suggest, the Peach State is known for its peaches, but the state is also the number one pecan producer in the world. Other cash crops that come out of the state include; blueberries, peanuts and poultry products. Agriculture accounts for roughly $72 billion dollars of the state’s economy. According to the Georgia Farm Bureau, one in seven Georgians work in agriculture or a related field. A large agricultural industry typically means a high demand for flatbed shipping. Georgia is no stranger to transportation and logistics. Savannah, Georgia is known to have the fourth largest port in the United States. Georgia’s port supports over 369,000 jobs throughout the state as well as provides $20.4 billion dollars in income. Although these numbers are not quite as large as the agricultural sector, the ports play a significant role in the state’s growing economic infrastructure. The state’s rail system is also Continue reading “Investments to the Ports in Georgia Will Save Shippers Millions in Costs”
In recent months officials in Arkansas have been debating over the implementation of a bill passed. This bill would allow speed limits on freeways in the state to be raised to 75 miles per hour. The bill was introduced on March 16th, 2017 by the Arkansas House and was passed on April 7th, 2017. This bill would allow speed limits to go up to 75 mph in rural interstate freeways and would set rural non-divided highway speed limits to 65 mph. Despite the passage of the bill by the Arkansas House, state highway officials have halted the implementation of the new law. Continue reading “Arkansas Speed Limit Increases and its implications on Arkansas Transportation”
Alabama produces less than 5% of the nation’s total crops, including cotton that is still an important crop. Other crops are peanuts, corn for grain and are all grown in Alabama but when it comes to flatbed shipping drivers have to remember that Alabama has some of the most dangerous highways in the United States better known as Alabama’s ‘Highway to Hell and according to the World Health Organization (WHO) recently released their annual report naming Alabama’s ‘Highway to Hell’ one of the world’s most dangerous Highways.
Local communities, government officials, and businesses are evaluating how to pick up the pieces as the rubble and debris left in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma has settled in the wake of the destructive hurricanes.
The trucking industry has paid in up to one third of Colorado’s federal and state roadway taxes in the most current years. Vehicle miles traveled by the trucking industry on CO roads amounts to only eight percent of all roadway miles traveled. Continue reading “Trucking in Colorado Safety Concerns”