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Current Transportation Marketing Conditions

  According to Trans4Cast and Jeremy West, their research economist, the Market Demand Index (MDI) has "dropped by 17% from 12.54 in mid-November to 10.42 during the first quarter of the year.  User BigBadBill gave a brief breakdown of what an MDI indicates. "A reading above 8 indicates truckload capacity is 'tight' and pricing leverage resides with carriers; a reading below 6 indicates truckload capacity is 'loose; and pricing leverage resides with shippers. Between 6-8, capacity is considered in equilibrium." As of January 1st the Internet Truckstop set an...
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American Trucking history

Following post featured on Yakimaherald.com "The history of trucking in America is the history of 20th century America itself: the post-industrialization transport of goods, the expansion of the highway system from the 1920s to the 1950s, the quintessentially American iconography of the open road and the possibility of adventure. All of that is wrapped up in the history of trucking. As America grew through its most prosperous century, it was increasingly up to trucks to deliver the raw materials that facilitated that growth and the finished products...
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Hero Trucker Saves Life

-repost of Reed Black's article- "Scott Rosenberg says he can only describe his critical role in the rescue of a driver who was pinned in his submerged pickup truck as “being in the right place at the right time.” Rosenberg, an OOIDA senior member from Isanti, MN, said he had just delivered his load of concrete products and was traveling north on Manning Trail near Stillwater, MN, on Thursday, May 9, when he saw a couple of cars on the shoulder and another car make a U-turn...
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