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Archives for April 2016

Making Sense of Truckload Surcharges: Index, Peg, & Escalator

Fuel Surcharges

Can shippers make truckload (TL) rates fuel surcharges less expensive by altering the way fuel surcharge programs are structured?

Fuel surcharges reflect fluctuations in prices at the pump. When prices rise above an agreed threshold, carriers receive a credit; when below the threshold, shippers are compensated. The fairness of this mechanism is the subject of much debate in the industry. » Read More

How the ELD Mandate Will (and Won’t) Change the Marketplace

How the ELD Mandate Will (and Won’t) Change the Marketplace | Transportfolio

ELD-Qs

The recent electronic logging device (ELD) mandate has brought up a lot of questions. A few weeks ago, we looked at providing some of the basic information about the mandate. Today I want to answer some of the more specific questions about how the mandate will influence the market—and be clear about how it won’t.

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April Market Update: Transportation Industry News

MarketUpdateTrans

The U.S. economy added 215,000 jobs in March, nudging the unemployment rate to 5%. Despite the positive numbers, according to The Washington Post, a close eye is still being kept on the weakening global growth from the slowdown in China. Learn more about this and other marketplace topics in this month’s update. We welcome your thoughts on the issues that are impacting the transportation industry and your business.
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