Transportation TIP List: Week of September 10th, 2017
Although National Truck Driver Appreciation Week is coming to an end, we always have our nation’s road warriors on our mind. And this week’s TIP List highlights the latest trends impacting truck drivers each and every day – including info about the impact of Hurricane Irma on fuel prices and carriers’ reactions to the safety scoring update proposed by the FMCSA. Fuel up and hit the road with the articles below!
- Irma Freight Recovery Hinges on Fuel Availability: Refined petroleum products — gasoline, diesel and jet fuel — are starting to pour back into Florida, both from the sea and over land, as the state struggles to recover from Hurricane Irma.
- Some Carriers Worry How Proposed Safety Scoring Could Affect Them: While a recent public meeting hosted by the FMCSA gave motor carriers a chance to vent on a possible plan that could modify the way the agency assesses the safety of the nation’s truckers, the meeting seemed to leave some of them uneasy over what the plan could portend for the future.
- Taking a Moment to Thank the Drivers: This past week was set aside to say thank you to the 3.5 million men and women who drive everything from local delivery vans and service trucks to the biggest of big rigs as part of the $726 billion-a-year trucking industry.
- Improving Cost and Service in the Canadian Transportation Market: As the second largest geographical country in the world, Canadian supply chains face different operational challenges than those in the U.S. So, it’s important to examine the Canadian transportation industry and identify strategies to reduce supply chain costs and improve operations.
- U.S. Intermodal Shines While Carloads Decline in August: The month of August was a bit of a mixed bag for U.S. rail carload and intermodal volumes, with carloads down slightly and intermodal having its best volume month ever, according to the AAR.
How did you celebrate National Truck Driver Appreciation Week? Let us know in the comment section below!