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Randy Guillot says truckers need more choice in intermodal chassis. Photo: Triple G Express

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Q&A: Triple G Express' Randy Guillot on Intermodal Chassis and Trucker Choice

Randy Guillot, president of Triple G Express and Southeastern Motor Freight, recently gave us his take on how a growing lack of choice and competition in the chassis pool environment is impacting intermodal motor carriers.

Atlanta's Spaghetti Junction topped ATRI's list of the worst truck bottlenecks for the third year in a row. Image via ATRI.

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Congestion Worsened at ATRI's Top Trucking Bottlenecks Locations

Overall truck speeds worsened at the top five bottlenecks on ATRI's list with peak speeds falling by an average of 6% at these locations.

U.S.-NAFTA freight value percent change from previous year over the last 24 months. Graphic: U.S. DOT

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U.S.-NAFTA Freight Value Posts 13th Straight Monthly Gain

An increase in the price of crude oil is largely responsible for another jump in the value of freight moved between the U.S. and its two North American Free Trade Agreement partners, according to new U.S. Transportation Department figures.

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Economic Watch: Economy Continues to Show Improvement, New Homes Sales Solid

A barometer of where the U.S. economy is headed over the next several months showed it continued to increase, according to a report released on Thursday, while a separate one revealed sales of new homes in the U.S. tumbled in the final month of last year but improved for all of 2017.

Photo courtesy of UPS.

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Teamsters Try to Nix UPS Drones, Self-Driving Vehicles

The Teamsters union is seeking to prevent UPS from using driverless vehicles or drones to deliver packages, the latter of which the parcel delivery company had already performed a number of tests on, reports the Wall Street Journal.

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HDAW Speaker Encourages Making Fans of Customers

“Customer service is transactional,” said Colin Gold, owner of Gold Level Hospitality, during Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week. “What you really want to do is create a fan culture.”

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Economic Watch: Manufacturing Starts Strong, Home Sales up Last Year

Manufacturers reported a strong start to 2018, with production volumes and incoming new work both rising at faster rates than seen at the end of last year. A separate report showed while existing home sales improved last year, they ended 2017 on a lower note.

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NYC Considers Congestion Pricing for Truck Deliveries

Congestion pricing may be part of delivering in New York City in the future, if the state follows through on a new transportation report recommendation.

MacKay & Co.'s proprietary measure, Truckable Economic Activity, reflects the portion of the GDP that spends its time in trucks. Photo courtesy Today's Trucking via Twitter.

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Trucking Economy Forecast Looks Good for 2018

Truckable Economic Activity is expected to continue at its current pace, according to Dr. Bob Dieli, president and founder of RDLB Inc., speaking at Heavy Duty Aftermarket Dialogue in Las Vegas.

December Truck Tonnage Index Source: ATA

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ATA Truck Tonnage Index Rose 3.7% Last Year

The American Trucking Associations' advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased by 3.7% overall in 2017 compared to the year before, marking its largest annual gain since 2013.

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