Freight market rebound may be here

February 26, 2020


Land Line Now, Feb. 26, 2020.

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The freight market is showing some signs of life after a weeks-long slump. Meanwhile, diesel prices continue to drop as oil plummets on coronavirus fears.


I. Today’s news with Terry Scruton

Congressmen speak out against a truck-only vehicle miles traveled tax; NAFTA numbers take another hit; and that’s one way to deal with road kill – it’s today’s news in trucking.

II. What to do when tire pressure suddenly drops

Knowing what to do when you experience a sudden loss of tire pressure on the road is a critical skill every trucker should have. Also, this year’s UCR fees have been determined, so it’s time for truckers to pay up.

III. Freight market shows a little improvement

The freight market is starting to show some small signs of life after a weeks-long slump. Meanwhile, diesel prices continue to drop – though not by as much this week – as oil plummets on fears of the coronavirus.

IV. Autopilot cited in wreck investigation

The National Transportation Safety Board says some wrecks it has recently investigated were caused in part by problems with technology. And the results of their work could have an impact on trucking.

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