New home sales, starts improve as housing looks to find its footing

New home sales, starts improve as housing looks to find its footing

Both new home sales and home starts showed some improvement in August, ending months of disappointing activity. Existing home sales failed to expand for the fifth straight month however, and housing in general remains a weak area for freight demand.

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Denham Amendment booted from final FAA reauthorization bill

Denham Amendment booted from final FAA reauthorization bill

The long-anticipated Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization bill is up for a vote and it does not include the controversial meal-and-rest break provision that the American Trucking Associations (ATA) and other industry forces were seeking.

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Will Iran become the next Venezuela?

Will Iran become the next Venezuela?

Iran’s truckers are on strike in 100 cities for the second time this year, causing fuel shortages. Meanwhile, the Iranian rial is rapidly losing its value, and the country’s biggest crude oil customers are cutting it off.

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IAA 2018: Redefining the way printed newspapers are delivered at the door

IAA 2018: Redefining the way printed newspapers are delivered at the door

Readers of the printed newspaper are on a decline. It is essential that distribution companies that cater to this audience adapt to change, and optimize their logistics processes to increase profits.

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Crude oil prices rally to a four year high

Crude oil prices rally to a four year high

Brent and WTI prices have reached 4 year highs, and the Brent-WTI spread continues to favor American oil exports on the international market. We explain how longer lateral lengths in Permian Basin horizontal wells are driving truckload demand.

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FreightWaves adds weekly/bi-weekly/monthly changes in Headhaul Index and Trucks in Market in SONAR

FreightWaves adds weekly/bi-weekly/monthly changes in Headhaul Index and Trucks in Market in SONAR

FreightWaves adds additional functionality to SONAR with tri-delta functionality on the Headhaul Index as well as the newly revised Trucks in Market, making it easier than ever to identify market disruptions.

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Answering the age-old question: Who has the best coffee? And more from Atlas Van Line’s annual driver survey

Answering the age-old question: Who has the best coffee? And more from Atlas Van Line’s annual driver survey

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A creature from the Black Lagoon, George Washington’s desk, and a 10-foot gold-plated harp are just a few of the odd things hauled by truck drivers, according to the 2018 King of the Road survey from Atlas Van Lines.

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IAA 2018: McKinsey forsees a business model disruption in transportation

IAA 2018: McKinsey forsees a business model disruption in transportation

Bernd Heid from McKinsey elaborated on the future of mobility, drawing instances of disruptions in the transportation industry and the need for adapting business models to market and regulatory requirements.

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