This past Labor Day weekend, Hurricane Dorian began its unforgiving onslaught, dumping historic rain in the Bahamas as a Category 5 hurricane. Since Sunday, Dorian has been rolling through the Bahamas at a slow speed of 2 MPH with sustained winds reaching 110 MPH hovering the Grand Bahama Islands causing destruction and disastrous flooding as the storm makes northwestern strides through the northern islands on track for the east coast of the U.S.
The evolution of the trucking industry has had residual effects on all it touches, and sometimes it’s good to celebrate and look back at the innovation as we move forward.
This week Mack Trucks celebrates the completion of 100,000 trucks equipped with their “Mack GuardDog Connect,” an integrated Telematics System which launched back in 2014.
This week things are shifting in the E Commerce world where FedEx has decided not to renew its U.S. air delivery contract with Amazon. E Commerce is expected to grow from 50 – 100 million packages a day in the United States by 2026.
It is once again that time of year where the sun is shining, temperatures are rising and so is the price of our fuel. Gasoline prices traditionally rise around early part of the year (February – May) but this year the increase was steeper than it traditionally is. Many refinery outages and early transition to summer blends have led the charge in California but, here are some other factors attributing to these increases: