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Archives for December 2015

Reflections of 2015: Thank You Carriers and Truck Drivers

ThankyouCHRWTrucksIt is that time of the year we reflect on the things we appreciate and are thankful for. I am thankful to be part of an industry that is responsible for orchestrating the logistics and transportation that makes products available on store shelves for our everyday consumers. With holiday shopping at its peak, it is especially important to recognize the individuals responsible for delivering the toys, clothes, and electronics everyone wants—and, no, I’m not talking about Santa.

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- President, North American Surface Transportation, C.H. Robinson

Winter Weather: A Trucking Company’s Perspective

Winter Weather and the Impact on Trucking

Winter Weather Trucking

Editor’s note: This blog was originally posted on 1/7/15. With winter arriving, we thought the post to be both timely and relevant. 

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

What Does ATRI’s New Trucking Survey Reveal about Insurance Costs?

TheRoad_InsuranceThe American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) released their annual Analysis of the Operational Costs of Trucking for 2015. Based on a compilation of survey results from motor carriers representing 54,833 tractors and trucks across multiple segments and fleet sizes, the survey results identified an 11% year over year increase in truck insurance premiums when normalized on a per-mile basis. While the study did not break out the increased costs by coverage line, there are a number of factors driving premium increases.

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- Senior Vice President - Marsh USA, Inc.