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>

September 18, 2020
Texas Carrier Files Bankruptcy

Several trucking companies are collectively owed hundreds of thousands of dollars after a Texas-based motor carrier filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection late last week….. <read more>

September 16, 2020
August Trailer Orders Post Best Month Since October 2019

The continuing rebound for new trailer orders in August aligns with a three-year high in spot freight rates. The coronavirus pandemic leads consumers to buy more goods than services….. <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 3, 2020
Carrier ties bankruptcy to soaring insurance rates, fatal crash

Deluxe Express Inc. of Plainfield, Illinois, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Wednesday, citing soaring insurance rates after one of its drivers was involved in a fatal crash on Interstate 80 near Laramie, Wyoming, in March 2019…. <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>

December 9, 2019
An American trucking giant is slated to declare bankruptcy — and it may leave more than 3,200 truck drivers stranded and jobless

The trucking “bloodbath” of 2019 is ending on a remarkably sour note. Celadon, a truckload carrier that grossed $1 billion as recently as 2015, will file for bankruptcy on Dec. 11 or earlier,… <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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