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Spot market explodes over supply chain issues

July 14, 2021

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Land Line Now, July 14, 2021.

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Supply chains are in tatters, so it’s no surprise that spot market volume is double this time last year. We’ll find out what’s behind it.

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I. Today’s news with Scott Thompson

Senate Democrats decide to go big on a new infrastructure package. It’s never been easier to give lawmakers a piece of your mind. And the award for best dad joke of the year goes to…


II. Insurance increase could spike road-building costs

The proposed move to drastically increase minimum insurance requirements wouldn’t just hurt owner-operators. The director of government affairs for the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association says the cost of road construction projects would increase at every level, delivering a major blow to the federal government’s purchasing power.


III. Spot market gets a boost from supply chain problems

Supply chains are in tatters, so it’s no surprise that spot market load volumes are double what they were this time last year. We’ll dig into that – plus what carriers should be looking for as we hit back-to-school shopping season.


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