The Weekly Freight Report for May 12th, 2022
The Top Headlines in Freight, Transportation, & Logistics from FLS Transport
The FLS Weekly Freight Report covers the week’s top news in logistics, transportation, shipping, and freight. This week’s report covers safety improvements for commercial trucks, soaring diesel prices, port dockworker negotiations, fuel-saving technology for trucks, and the food supply chain providing hunger relief aid.
- SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS | NHTSA study on safety technology seeks opinions from commercial drivers.
- DIESEL PRICES | How high can diesel prices climb, and where can you fuel up cheaper?
- PORT PARLEY | Shippers are anxious to see if negotiations will impact the supply chain.
- FUEL-SAVING TECH | Carriers could save on fuel costs by installing new diesel fuel consumption technology.
- HUNGER RELIEF | How does the food supply chain help those in need when disaster hits?
SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS | NHTSA study on safety technology seeks opinions from commercial drivers.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) aims to make the highways safer by gathering data on crash-avoidance technology.
The crash-avoidance field study wants the opinions of commercial motor carrier drivers and is studying the effect of safety technology, which includes multiple sensors, radar algorithms, and full braking systems that detect pedestrians and obstacles.
Want to voice your opinion or learn more about the study? Click here.
DIESEL PRICES | How high can diesel prices climb, and where can you fuel up cheaper?
According to the Energy Information Administration, diesel rates continue to set records each week.
Diesel prices have risen 46.3 cents per gallon over the course of 2 weeks, bringing trucking fuel costs $2.437 per gallon higher than it was during this same time in 2021.
Check out the data and find out where you can fuel up the cheapest.
PORT PARLEY | Shippers are anxious to see if negotiations will impact the supply chain.
Just as West Coast ports breathe a sigh of relief after clearing backlogged cargo… here comes something new to be anxious over.
Negotiations between dockworkers and cargo companies on the West Coast start this week.
Historically, these talks have taken months to resolve as the negotiations concern approximately 22,400 workers at 29 ports in California.
What are both sides looking to achieve in the negotiation process? Find out here.
FUEL-SAVING TECH | Carriers could save on fuel costs by installing new diesel fuel consumption technology.
With diesel prices soaring, carriers are turning to technology to increase fuel economy for their fleets.
Trucking companies have been using telematics and sensors to analyze fuel consumption for years, and just as all tech evolves and improves, so does fuel consumption tech.
These new systems deliver incredible amounts of data and can be very granular in their fuel efficiency and consumption analysis.
Interested in improving fuel economy for your fleet? Learn how to save on fuel costs with this emerging tech.
HUNGER RELIEF | How does the food supply chain help those in need when disaster hits?
Even with all the pressures on the food supply chain, some organizations still find ways to put those in need first.
Catastrophes like natural disasters, pandemics, and military conflicts, to name a few, leave innocent people without necessities… like food.
The Food Shippers of America (FSA) supports non-profit organizations to ease hunger and resource strains when unforeseen calamity hits communities.
Check out the list of organizations that need assistance here.
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