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Top Observations on 2014’s Trucking Industry Trends

Top Observations on 2014’s Trucking Industry Trends

TheRoad_2014-Recap

Two weeks ago, we rang in 2015 and closed the books on 2014. The end of the year in my household is always celebrated with family, food, and football. Another tradition I have is to review the year’s trucking industry trends. In 2014, there were two issues that consistently dominated my articles, the driver shortage and regulations.
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- Director of Carrier Services- C.H. Robinson

Winter Weather: A Trucking Company’s Perspective

Winter Weather and the Impact on Trucking

Winter Weather Trucking

Winter weather hit many areas particularly hard and rather early this season. But none have been affected like Buffalo, NY, which suffered several lake effect snowstorms in November. Many areas south of Buffalo were pummeled by upwards of six feet of snow. Even the seasoned Buffalo residents stated that they “have never seen anything like this.” While this weather event was forecasted, the magnitude and force of the storm brought Buffalo and much of upstate New York to a halt. The ensuing mountains of snow, closed roads, and driving bans kept most businesses closed for up to a week. This storm and the classic Nor’easter snowstorms during the winter of 2013 made a tremendous impact on the transportation industry.
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- Vice President of Sales, Leonard's Express

The Road: A Look Back at 2014

The Road: A Look Back at 2014

Recap The Road 2014

2014 has been an exciting year for our carrier blog, The Road. Over the last year, The Road has featured posts written by numerous carriers, C.H. Robinson employees, and industry experts, on various topics—from the impact of winter weather and the driver shortage, to the increase in driver pay and new technology.
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- Director of Global Marketing, C.H. Robinson

Travel the Road of Networking Possibilities

Travel the Road of Networking Possibilities

Women in Trucking

At a recent Women In Trucking reception, two drivers sitting next to each other discovered that they worked for the same carrier. When they left the event, they vowed to stay in touch and maintain their newfound friendship. These two women knew that they could learn from and lean on each other; they knew the value of networking.
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- President, Women in Trucking

How Do Your Operational Costs Measure Up?

How Do Your Operational Costs Measure Up?

Trucking Operational Costs

You are likely aware that the last several years have been very challenging for the trucking industry. The combination of many factors, including economic uncertainty, driver availability, volatile weather, and regulatory changes, have all been financially impactful. Are you concerned with how these circumstances may have affected your operational costs? Would it be valuable to understand how your operational costs compare to your competition? If you answered yes to either of these questions, you understand the value of benchmarking.
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- Cargo Risk Manager- C.H. Robinson