3 Stories Inland Shippers Need to Know: March 2021

Posted by Fernando Correa ● Mar 25, 2021 6:17:13 PM

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Staying up to date with the newest trends in the inland freight industry is often a challenging tas. Knowing the latest news is a great way to give you an edge in the industry and maximize your chance for success. Cargobot's objective is to keep you up to date with the most recent trends impacting inland shippers across the United States.

Here is an overview of the latest news in March 2021 affecting the inland freight industry.

White House

#1) How the New Administration can Impact Regulatory Policies

A new administration in Washington, DC often results in significant changes impacting the shipping industry. White House officials will review numerous proposals that can make a significant impact on inland shippers.

A few examples of these proposals include a speed limit mandate for large trucks, clarifying if motor carriers are independent contractors or employees, various new safety measures, and much more.

You can check out the entire article at Transport Topics here.

Truck Stop

#2) NATSO Urges CDC to Designate Truck Stops as Mobile Vaccine Sites

Finding ways to maximize efficiency and vaccinate as many people as possible is a top priority in overcoming Covid-19. NATSO and other trucking groups are urging the CDC to allow truck stops to become mobile vaccine sites for truck drivers and truck stop employees.

Truck drivers continue to risk their lives in delivering essential products across the country, as allowing them to receive the vaccination is critical to safety.

You can read the full article at Yahoo! Finance here.


#3) High Spot Rates Push Drivers to Small Fleets

Spot rates continue to rise, which will likely motivate many truck drivers to partner with small fleets or strike out independently. 

New technology for booking loads, low-interest rates for buying trucks, and an amply supply of used trucks available make it easy for many drivers to transition to working independently.

You can review the full article at JOC here.

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