Today's Pickup: oil boom & tax cuts driving U.S. industrial expansion

Today's Pickup: oil boom & tax cuts driving U.S. industrial expansion

Donald Broughton says that the oil boom and Trump tax cuts are driving a young industrial expansion cycle; shippers continue to adjust supply chains to minimize transport costs; Google invests $550M in Chinese e-commerce site JD.com; China may put a tariff on US oil imports; Brazil’s trucker strike shattered economic growth outlooks; Asia-North America container rates are softening.

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eHarvestHub developing farm to table solutions by cutting out the middlemen

eHarvestHub developing farm to table solutions by cutting out the middlemen

Piecing together the details of what comes from seed to table has never really been done successfully before. If it could be, the implications for both public health, corporate transparency, and anti-counterfeiting efforts would be huge.

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Audi CEO Rupert Stadler arrested on emissions scandal investigation

Audi CEO Rupert Stadler arrested on emissions scandal investigation

Audi CEO Rupert Stadler has been arrested in Germany today in connection to the auto major cheating the emissions test, now dubbed the “Dieselgate”.

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#MeToo movement comes to trucking as EEOC sues Prime Inc. for sexual harassment

#MeToo movement comes to trucking as EEOC sues Prime Inc. for sexual harassment

Alleging that Prime Inc. put female truck drivers in harm’s way, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed suit this week against the carrier, alleging Prime did not take adequate steps to prevent sexual harassment of a female truck driver.

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Striking out: the long-term impacts of Brazil's trucking strike

Striking out: the long-term impacts of Brazil's trucking strike

Although Brazil’s massive truck strike has come to an end, the ramifications are still rippling through the country’s supply chain, and it looks like it could take certain industries up to a year to recover.

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What The Truck?!? - Episode 15

What The Truck?!? - Episode 15

FTR’s State of Freight: capacity to remain tight, economy in strong but there are some mixed signals. How the Denham amendment could impact the J.B. Hunt meal break trial. JP and Chad do "Five Good Minutes" with Ken Evans and Andy Dishner from Konexial. The Dallas freight market is leading the country. Indian logistics suffers from capacity fragmentation and labor shortage. JP and Chad discuss all this and more on this week's episode.

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Today's Pickup: U.S. trade tariffs on Chinese products to commence on July 6

Today's Pickup: U.S. trade tariffs on Chinese products to commence on July 6

The U.S. trade tariffs on Chinese exports is due to come into force on July 6, with U.S. businesses looking for different manufacturing options in South Asia to adapt their supply chains around the new reality.

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U.S. shale might find it hard to fill the oil market production gap

U.S. shale might find it hard to fill the oil market production gap

U.S. shale oil production is fast-growing, but pipeline bottlenecks at the Permian basin could mean that it can’t completely fill the gap being created by the drop in Venezuelan oil production.

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