Freight or Fright: Trucking, The Great Bellwether

When the bell rings to open the stock market, one of the most important opening notes every quarter is the chiming in from investors with trucking company J.B. Hunt. The trucking industry itself is a respected indicator of the broader economy. And most financial experts follow the trends in this sector religiously. JB Hunt’s earnings […]

Are We About to Enter the Golden Age of Trucking for Drivers?

This year Kenworth turns 100 years old.  That’s quite a milestone– not just for a company that cut its teeth putting trucks on the frontlines of American military theaters, but for the entire trucking industry. It marks a century of moving the nation’s goods and bringing home the expression, “if you got it, then a […]

New Technology Provides Welcome Rise in Hispanic Drivers

According to the American Trucking Associations, Hispanics currently make up around 6% of the trucking industry’s workforce. This number is expected to continue to grow as the demand for trucking services increases, and the industry continues to face a shortage of drivers. From Darth Vader to Cookie Monster, drivers can listen to directions in a […]

Potholes Got You Down?

“Transportation needs to work for everyone, no matter who they are, no matter where they live and no matter how they travel,” said Acting PennDOT Secretary Mike Carroll. “Pennsylvanians’ feedback is critical as we plan and prioritize important improvements to our transportation network.” PennDOT is giving the state’s citizens a chance to be heard. If […]

It’s A Wonderful Life: Blue Eagle’s Christmas Greeting to Our Drivers

The entire Blue Eagle Logistics Team performed in an amazing fashion this year, thanks to strong support from our many customers. It took teamwork and great communication to achieve the customer service standards we set for ourselves internally. And for this year’s Christmas greeting to our wonderful employees, Blue Eagle wants to acknowledge the absolutely […]

American Made: Trucking Benefits as Factories Come Home From China

Books could (and will) be filled about the fallout from Draconian measures that choked the US supply chain and upended consumer confidence. But perhaps no one was more rattled by the supply chain crisis than those that are in charge of keeping its logistics running smoothly. Specifically, the Chinese government’s fierce approach to lockdowns along […]

A Bridge Too Far: Global Trucking Grinds to a Halt

“The situation is crazy. People across the world are going to starve if we cannot get Ukrainian grain to them yet our trucks are being held up.” From All About Feed In recent news, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s darling infrastructure initiative– a key bridge in Crimea was blown up as part of the ongoing war […]

Eye On Ian: The Supply Chain’s Perfect Storm

After Hurricane Ian, a Category Four Storm devastated parts of Florida, already strained supply chains are even more complicated. But in the midst of the disaster truck drivers are rising to the occasion to aid those in need. Supply Shortages The situation is dire– from diapers to formula, medicine to food, Floridians desperately need supplies. […]

Avocado Roast: Ethical Sourcing in Transportation

“My grave is already dug.” It’s an expression among Mexican youth, according to Foreign Correspondent. And it embodies a macabre acceptance bordering on indifference to the violence of the Mexican Cartel.  In the transportation industry, it is very fashionable to cover issues of sustainability, clean energy sourcing, EV trucks, etc. Seldom does the US media […]

Safe Parking Legislation Hammers Down

Legislation to fund the expansion of safe parking is moving forward to the tune of 755 million dollars. Safe Parking. It’s an issue that routinely makes the American Trucking Association’s list of drivers’ top ten concerns. In part, that concern stems from the practical but pressing issue of not having anywhere to spend the night […]