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by planetfreight | Mar 29th, 2017 | no responses |

Tracking industry trends helps us predict what may happen in the future. Keep reading to learn about the latest trends in trucking, ocean traffic and rail.

U.S. Trucking Trends

In January 2017, the American Trucking Associations’ seasonally adjusted truck tonnage index was up 2.6% year over year. The truck…

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by planetfreight | Mar 15th, 2017 | no responses |

Technology is rapidly changing and affecting the transportation and trucking industries. Learn about five emerging trucking technologies:

1. Predictive Analytics

More technologies used in trucks will allow trucking companies to use technology-based analytics to make more accurate predictions about future events. With technology advancements, trucking companies are able to gather data…

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by planetfreight | Mar 10th, 2017 | no responses |

Road signs are an important part of our transportation system. They help truckers get to their destinations by offering directions, speed limits and safety precautions. Many signs truckers see hundreds of times a day (e.g., stop signs, railroad crossings, speed limits), but other signs are an uncommon sight. Have…

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by planetfreight | Mar 01st, 2017 | no responses |

The trucking industry is constantly changing. It has to keep up with outside factors to stay up-to-date. Amazon and Uber are businesses changing the way freight is moved. Both companies are in the process of launching programs to connect businesses with freight to move and truck drivers. Keep reading…

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by planetfreight | Feb 22nd, 2017 | no responses |

Each month we gather industry transportation trends. We compare statistics to previous years and months to predict what may happen in the industry in the coming months.

U.S. Trucking Trends

In December 2016, the American Trucking Associations’ seasonally adjusted truck tonnage index was down 0.7% year over year. The…

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by planetfreight | Feb 15th, 2017 | no responses |

Did you set New Year’s resolutions to get healthier in 2017? As a trucker, it can be difficult to lead a healthy lifestyle because you are on the road most of the week. Follow these 10 tips to keep up with your healthy resolutions while traveling.

1. Make Healthy Swaps

Swap…

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by planetfreight | Feb 08th, 2017 | no responses |

The trucking industry is always changing. Since trucking plays a vital role in the U.S. economy, the changes in the industry are important for everyone. Take a look at the top four trucking trends for 2017:

1. Government Regulations

Trucking regulations are always changing. Drivers should anticipate more changes in 2017….

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by planetfreight | Feb 01st, 2017 | no responses |

Truck drivers are in high demand. The American Trucking Associations’ estimate the industry will need more than 96,000 new drivers each year for the next 10 years to keep pace with consumer spending. If you are looking for a career change, consider these top truck…

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by planetfreight | Jan 25th, 2017 | no responses |

To help predict and plan for the future, we review current trucking, ocean and rail trends each month. Take a look at some of the key takeaways from the past few months:

U.S. Trucking Trends

In November 2016, The American Trucking Associations’ seasonally adjusted trucking tonnage index, which measures…

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by planetfreight | Jan 18th, 2017 | no responses |

One of the best things about being an over-the-road trucker is the ability to travel across the country and see the beautiful sights the U.S. has to offer. Consider stopping at one of these landmarks on your next long haul!

1. Smoky Mountains

The Smoky Mountains are the part…

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