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COVID-19 Still Brings Uncertainty to 2021 Trucking Outlook

As the COVID-19 vaccine helps return life to normal later in the year, the effect on trucking freight and rates will vary as consumer spending is expected to shift back toward services. That’s one takeaway from the transportation analysts at FTR in a recent webinar, “Preparing for 2021.”

Port Bottlenecks Trigger Federal Investigation

Severe bottlenecks at a number of U.S. ocean ports have prompted the Federal Maritime Commission to look into whether ocean lines’ detention, demurrage, and container policies are making the situation worse.

ATA Sues to End Unjust Intermodal Chassis Practices

The American Trucking Associations’ Intermodal Motor Carrier Conference has filed suit with the Federal Maritime Commission in an effort to protect truck drivers from being forced to use overpriced chassis that are not always up to safety standards.