What has Evan Lockridge learned in 20 years with HDT? He shares a list in his last column for the magazine – some about trucking and the economy, some not.
Trucking is enjoying some of the best business conditions in years, but could rising fuel prices curtail the good times? Analysis by Business Contributing Editor Evan Lockridge
With tax reform enacted, so far GDP has only grown at 2.3% annual rate in the first quarter of 2018, slightly down from the end of 2017. We were hoping for a boost in growth, but so far that hasn't happened. Analysis by Business Contributing Editor Evan Lockridge.
Barring the U.S economy suddenly slamming on the brakes — and you would be hard-pressed to find any economist or analyst worth their salt who would make such a prediction — interest rates are going to continue to move higher. Analysis by Business Contributing Editor Evan Lockridge.
The way we pay for federally funded road and bridge projects hasn’t changed over the past 25 years and a fuel tax increase may provide the needed funding for our crumbling infrastructure. Analysis by Business Contributing Editor Evan Lockridge.
When you look back just four years ago to 2014, a lot of heavy-trucks were sold. Freight demand had suddenly increased, and everyone was trying to move more cargo. But when 2015 rolled around, things weren’t as rosy.
Shifting populations in the U.S. could mean a change where you deliver freight, finds Business Contributing Editor Evan Lockridge.
While final economic numbers for 2017 have yet to roll in, economic growth was strong. Will it keep moving higher into the New Year? Analysis by Business Contributing Editor Evan Lockridge.
If you want to know how your trucking operation is stacking up against other freight shipping businesses, there is a new barometer available, U.S. Bank's Freight Payment Index, and it offers some features that have not been seen before, says business contributing editor Evan Lockridge in his December Hotline column.
A pilot study by Oregon State University illustrates the high economic cost of having too few safe places for commercial truck drivers to park and rest — but an indirect solution may be on the horizon. Analysis by Business Contributing Editor Evan Lockridge.
Trying to narrow down the single, biggest point made at the annual FTR Transportation Conference would be a fool’s errand. The event was content rich, covering everything from the economy and freight to equipment and everything in between. Business Contributing Editor Evan Lockridge found three takeaways.
How fleets think about equipment, electronic logging devices and even the future of autonomous vehicles were in the spotlight Wednesday afternoon at the annual FTR Transportation Conference in Indianapolis, as three trucking fleet people spoke on a panel about the challenges they face in today’s uncertain trucking environment.
In the early 1990s, it was common to hear economists define a healthy economy as one with gross domestic product growth of around 3% annually.These days, when growth gets close to that “magic number,” it’s greeted with a yawn — and it shouldn’t, says business contributing editor Evan Lockridge.
Some are predicting the Amazon-Whole Foods acquisition will be a game-changer but it may not be as big of a deal for trucking as we think, says Business Contributing Editor Evan Lockridge in his August Hotline column.
There are steps fleets can take to offset productivity losses that can occur with the mandatory move to electronic logging devices.