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Vaccination proof complicates produce shipments to Canada

- Analysis
As of January 15, Canadian border authorities have been instructed to refuse access to their nation to truckers who cannot show proof of vaccination. Canadian truckers who drive into the U.S. won’t be let back into their own country without proof of vaccination either.

The Great Resignation’s Roman Republic roots

- Analysis
It is increasingly likely that labor unrest will be one of the biggest issues, if not the biggest, of this decade. It makes me think of the secessio plebis in ancient Rome.

Trucking Concerns: Beyond Boom and Bust

- Produce Blueprints
Perhaps the most daunting problem facing the trucking industry is its long history of boom-and-bust cycles.

Trucking Concerns: Independent Operators

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There has long been a tension over the issue of independent contractor versus employee status.

Trucking Concerns: Hours of Service

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Most issues facing truckers are interconnected. The parking problem is tied into Hours Of Service requirements, which are set by the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Trucking Concerns: Bad Roads, Bad Times

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It’s hardly news that much of the infrastructure of the United States—including its roadways—is long overdue for overhaul and upgrading.

Trucking Concerns: Brokers vs. Assets

- Produce Blueprints
Trucking industry shifts go far beyond the impact of the pandemic. Even the structure of the industry has been altered.

Trucking Concerns: Working through a pandemic

- Produce Blueprints
Truckers continue to contend with ELDs (electronic logging devices) and HOS (hours of service), and over the last year and a half, have had to face additional obstacles created by the coronavirus.

Port of Mattawa Industrial Park targets food, produce packing

- General News
The Port of Mattawa's Sentinel Gap Industrial Park, which is located about one mile north of Mattawa, WA, is strongly positioned to attract agricultural related industries, such as food & beverage processing and fresh produce packing.

Truck rates rising with availability crunch

- General News
Truck rates for perishables are on the rise thanks to a confluence of many issues.