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Are Carrier Alliances Colluding Against Domestic Service Providers

The international shipping industry is caught in a dramatic conflict between US legislators and several massive carrier alliances, with the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) and domestic service providers caught in the crossfire. This conflict raises many questions regarding whether these …

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America’s Driver Shortage

The American trucking industry is in a period of upheaval, contending with a rising wave of consolidation, the impending ELD mandate, and the promise of driver automation on the horizon. In addition to these new issues, trucking is also …

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Knight-Swift Kicks Off Wave of Trucking Mergers

Earlier last month, Phoenix-based trucking firms Knight Transportation and Swift Transportation caught the industry by surprise when they announced their merger, which will make them one of the largest trucking companies in North America. The merger has been hailed as …

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Will ELDs Hurt or Help Trucking?

The trucking industry is preparing to adjust to the federal Electronic Logging Device (ELD) mandate, which is set to take effect in December 2017. The controversial rule requires nearly all truckers to install an ELD to log their hours …

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Who Will Pay for America’s Infrastructure?

In recent years, the phrase “bipartisan consensus” has become something of a contradiction in terms, but one of the few points on which Republicans and Democrats can still agree is the urgent need to shore up America’s infrastructure, which is …

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Navigating the Controversy and Uncertainty of the Border Adjustment Tax

The White House and Congress are gearing up for a long-promised overhaul of the tax code. Among the proposed changes is the House Republican “Better Way” Border Adjustment Tax (BAT), a controversial measure that, if adopted, has the potential to …

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