According to FleetOwner magazine, over $74 billion in trucking operational costs were added due to traffic congestion. Not only does congestion increase financial costs, but it also leads to lost hours of productivity. Most of the congestion costs are concentrated in metropolitan areas (over 90%).
Read more information here: Traffic Adds $74.5 Billion to Trucking's Annual Price Tag – Neil Abt, FleetOwner
“The U.S. trade deficit widened in August to the biggest in six months as soybean exports plunged and a measure of the gap with China hit a record, showing how the Trump administration’s trade war is dragging on economic growth.
The gap in goods and services trade increased 6.4 percent to $53.2 billion, from a revised $50 billion in the prior month, Commerce Department data showed Friday. Imports rose 0.6 percent and exports fell 0.8 percent. Soybean exports dropped $1 billion, or 28 percent, to $2.58 billion, reversing a run-up earlier this year ahead of retaliatory levies from China.”
Read more details: US Trade Gap Hits Six-month High as Soybean Exports Plunge 28% – Andrew Mayeda, American Journal of Transportation
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In the summer of 2016, Lake Zurich residents Shari Gullo and Diane Myers hosted a book drive to send 10,700 books to the impoverished Big Ugly region of West Virginia. Working with West Virginia nonprofit Step by Step, the two set up collection bins throughout Lake Zurich and neighboring communities to collect books for a region with no public library or bookstores. The nearest public library is nearly 40 minutes away from the tiny coal mining region in the Appalachian mountains.
ATTS Logistics played a part by providing warehouse space, labor, and materials to package and palletize the books. ATTS also arranged a carrier to ship the resources to the Big Ugly region. ATTS is excited to help deliver more books to the Big Ugly region this October. If you are interested in donating books or resources, please email Jessica at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can read more information about the 2016 efforts here.
“The merchandise-trade deficit unexpectedly grew in August to $75.8 billion, the widest in six months, as exports of food, industrial supplies and autos declined, Commerce Department data showed Thursday. A separate report from the department showed corporate investment took a breather, with business equipment orders at U.S. factories falling in August following a run of strong gains, while shipments of those items slowed. . . . While economists say it may be too early to detect the exact impact from trade disputes, the data bear watching as the headwind and uncertainty look unlikely to dissipate. Thursday’s reports come after the U.S. and China imposed tariffs on each other in late August, which followed others implemented in early July. The U.S. added tariffs on another $200 billion of Chinese imports this week—the largest escalation of the trade war so far.”
Read more here: Tariffs Start to Drag on US economy as Trade Deficit Widens – Shobhana Chandra, American Journal of Transportation
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