Freight upturn should be on the way

February 19, 2020


Land Line Now, Feb. 19, 2020.

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A freight upturn should soon be on its way, with the winter slump continuing and rates bottoming out; meanwhile, diesel prices continue to drop.

U.S. DOT releases updated freight commodity stats

I. Today’s news with Terry Scruton

The Connecticut legislature delays a vote on truck-only tolling again; a trucking company closes its doors after 48 years; and hold the pickles, hold the lettuce, delivery burgers, don’t upset us – it’s today’s news in trucking.

II. Getting authority can be complex

A lot of people are considering getting their own authority – but many complications lie in the path of anyone who wants to do that. We’ll explore some of what you need to know.

III. Freight slump may end soon

The winter slump continues as rates bottom out, but that means an upturn should soon be on its way. Also, diesel prices continue to drop even as oil prices are buoyed by a new sanction against a Russian oil company.

IV. Democrat infrastructure plan

Several of the Democratic candidates for president recent gathered in Nevada to discuss their plans for the nation’s infrastructure. We’ll bring you what they said and why it’s important to you.

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