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Weekend snowstorm coming to western freight markets

A powerful snowstorm will plow through several states over the next few days. Since FreightWaves first reported on this Wednesday, the scope and strength of the storm have expanded. Many roads will be dangerous for drivers this weekend from California to Colorado, Montana and the Dakotas. Here’s what to expect in each region.

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Flash flood threat keeps rolling across southern Plains

Periods of torrential rainfall have drenched parts of the Plains and the lower Mississippi Valley over the past day or two, with some areas receiving 5 inches or more of rainfall.

Like boxcars on a train, additional rounds of excessive rainfall will hit many of the same areas into Thursday, keeping the likelihood of at least minor supply chain delays in the picture.

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Will capacity return to trucking?

If the COVID-19 pandemic has taught us anything, it is not to rely too heavily on the patterns and connections that helped us understand the world around us prior to the outbreak. While some connections remain intact – like tighter capacity leads to higher rates – there are many whose relationships have become disconnected. Key ones include some of the macroeconomic measures and the trucking industry. The big question moving forward for surface transportation...

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