January 11, 2022
What Do Supply Chain Disruptions Mean for Transportation Factors?

The strain on the supply chain in 2021 and into 2022 is putting tremendous pressure on every link. David Jencks looks at the overall impact of the logistics chaos and how there might actually be opportunity for motor carriers and their financiers despite the challenges…… <read more>

November 3, 2021
Truckers tired of taking blame for congestion crisis at California ports

California port truckers say there’s not a driver shortage — just look at the lines….. <read more>

July 8, 2021
2021 trucking forecast: ‘Partly cloudy’ with a chance of computer chips

‘Things are great’ for the trucking and transportation economy so far in 2021 and look to keep growing the rest of the year, according to FTR’s Don Ake. The only thing holding back freight is truck production delays…… <read more>

June 18, 2021
Trucking Turns From Pandemic to Prosperity

After navigating the disruption and uncertainty wrought by the coronavirus pandemic last year, the trucking industry has entered a historically strong business environment that many analysts expect to endure for the rest of 2021 and beyond…… <read more>

October 3, 2020
Will we see double-digit rate increases in transportation in 2021?

One of the biggest questions surrounding transportation is how spot rates will affect next year’s contracts, as rates averaged 20% to 30% higher than 2019 over the past three months….. <read more>

August 12, 2020
Trucking insurance startup bets on telematics

Trucking insurance is a troubled industry, besieged by skyrocketing costs on the one hand and lack of profitability for insurance companies on the other. Among the startups aiming to resolve those challenges is High Definition Vehicle Insurance (HDVI), a Chicago-based outfit that brings an integrated suite of hardware and software solutions to an industry that has been slow to join the telematics revolution….. <read more>

July 2, 2020
House approves trucking insurance increase and hours-of-service delay

A major infrastructure package that includes provisions to hike truckers’ insurance coverage to $2 million and delay the September 29 start date for new federal hours of service (HOS) changes was approved today by the U.S. House of Representatives…. <read more>

May 20, 2020
Owner-operators seek DOT enforcement of broker regulations

Owner-operators have stepped up their fight for greater broker transparency by formally petitioning the Trump Administration to levy fines on brokers for non-compliance….. <read more>

January 26, 2020
FedEx’s LTL unit imposes California compliance surcharge

FedEx Freight, the less-than-truckload (LTL) unit of FedEx Corp. (NYSE:FDX), has imposed a $7 per-shipment surcharge on all shipments moving to, from and within California, the parent company said…… <read more>

May 22, 2019
CFPB files suit against New York-based debt-collection law firm

On May 17, the CFPB announced it filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York against a New York debt-collection law firm… <read more>

February 2019
Current Technical Disruptions in Transportation
By: David Jencks, Esq.

Change in the trucking industry has existed for years, and arguably, change continues to accelerate. The regulatory environment, fuel costs, driver shortages and economic conditions continue to vary … <read more>

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