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Rachel Premack

Rachel Premack is the editorial director at FreightWaves. She writes the newsletter MODES. Her reporting on the logistics industry has been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Vox, and additional digital and print media. She's also spoken about her work on ABC News, NBC News, NPR, and other major outlets. If you’d like to get in touch with Rachel, please email her at [email protected] or [email protected]
Jan - 2023 -
19 January
Rachel Premack

Cómo aprovecha Rusia su región ártica para ejercer influencia mundial

Durante la última década, mientras el resto de nosotros no mirábamos, Rusia ha invertido seriamente en su región ártica. Ahora, alrededor del 20% del PIB del país y el 30% […]

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Rachel Premack

How Russia is leveraging its Arctic region for global influence

Some 20% of Russia’s GDP comes from its Arctic region. Climate change means Russia can extract and ship fossil fuels more easily from the once perpetually frozen landscape.

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12 January
Rachel Premack

We’re about to learn all about the Fortune 500’s secret cash flow weapon

Supply chain financing is a major way that corporate behemoths keep cash flow humming. This tool is about to get its moment in the spotlight. 

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Dec - 2022 -
31 December
Rachel Premack

The largest trucking companies that went bankrupt in 2022 freight recession

2022 brought a recession in the trucking industry, but few large trucking companies declared bankruptcy.

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22 December
Rachel Premack

Union Pacific proposes pilot program to have just 1 person operating trains

Major U.S. railroads have pushed for years to eliminate the in-cab conductor role. But unions think the cost-cutting rule could undermine safety.

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20 December
Rachel Premack

Trucking conditions crashed to pandemic lows this fall

Soaring diesel costs plus sinking volumes made trucking conditions especially challenging in October and November. 

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15 December
Rachel Premack

Bizarro inflation is making random stuff cheap and necessities unaffordable

Inflation has famously slammed the price of food and gasoline this year, but televisions and smartphones are historically cheap. What gives?

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