Category: Trucking

JAXPORT Harbor Dredging, Service Capacity and Driver Shortages

How did I manage to cram all three subjects into one article? I attended the monthly meeting of The Transportation Club of Jacksonville on the 13th of July, that’s how. Well that, and it rained a lot the following Sunday so writing was a reasonable indoor activity. I found The Transportation Club of Jacksonville to be a great… Read More

A truck driver, a diesel mechanic, and a cargo insurance guy walk in to a bar…

Okay… it wasn’t a bar. Call the title of this article poetic license, a.k.a ‘fibbing’. It was really an auto repair shop called ‘Rainbow Muffler’ in Jacksonville, Florida. This past Saturday I was indeed at a local automobile repair shop having a family member’s car repaired. (You’re welcome Kate.) On this occasion the repair was not by appointment but on… Read More

Knight and Swift Are Getting Married. What Does it Mean to You?

Trucking companies Knight Transportation and Swift transportation agreed to merge into one company. It’s an all stock deal and creates a behemoth of a trucking company. Forbes reported the combined enterprise value of a whopping $6 billion dollars. The new name will be Knight-Swift. The new organization will have about 70 terminals, 23,000 power units, and 28,000 employees. Now that… Read More

The ABC’s of Ground Cargo Risk Mitigation

Whether they are importers, exporters, or freight forwarders, most of my cargo insurance customers are international shippers. It’s the nature of the business. With this in mind I reviewed the articles and blogs I have written and the heavy international theme shows in most articles. To that I can only say…shame on me. I have been totally neglecting the… Read More

Your Trucker Your Railroad

Timing is everything.  Just a couple of weeks ago I wrote an article stating full truckload rates would likely continue having downward pressure, in my opinion, for the rest of the year.  I also stated I thought the American Trucking Association (ATA) was off target stating a 7% tonnage increase for Fenurary2016.  The spike didn’t… Read More