Tractortrailers parked and waiting for instruction on where to stage their trailers carrying relief supplies for victims of Hurricane Harvey Photo US Air Force Tech Sgt Chad Chisholm
Looking ahead spot rates are expected to rise for loads heading into Houston and staging areas for relief freight including San Antonio and Dallas in Texas along with Lafayette Louisiana Photo Texas Military Department
As of Aug 28 roughly 22 million barrels per day of Texas petroleum refining capacity remained down according to the EIA Photo Texas Military Department
Texas National Guard soldiers arrive in Houston Texas to aid citizens in heavily flooded areas from the storms of Hurricane Harvey Photo Lt Zachary West 100th MPAD
Wholesale vs. Retail
A total solar eclipse is when the moon passes between the Sun and Earth briefly turning day into darkness It will reach the Oregon coast at about 1015 am local time then rapidly move across 14 states in under two hours Photo NASA
Drones however don39t rank high in temrs of the robotic systems desired by transport providers according to ABI39s poll Photo DHL
Due to a truckerrsquos consistent need to purchase fuel maintain equipment and make payroll coupled to notsoconsistent payments from freight customers shortterm term fiscal health can sometimes become very precarious
Demand for refrigerated trailer capacity remained strong in late July DAT noted with load posts increasing 5 and truck posts declining 2
FTR expects implementation of ELDs coupled with moderate increases in freight to make for for a more quotfraught environmentquot for shippers while Yokohama is planning to hike its truck tire prices by 4 come September Photo Sean KilcarrAmeircan Trucker