Archive for December 28th, 2020

Commentary: Let’s watch rail freight recovery differently

The statistical coverage of railway freight volume changes in Canada, Mexico and the United States is excellent. But after the extreme changes week over week due to the COVID-19 business impacts, maybe it is time to consider a different method. Here is why: Weekly reports issued by the Association of American Railroads (AAR) employ a […]

Analysts see little change in capacity from new CDL rule

Some analysts don’t believe an easing of instruction and testing rules for issuing commercial driver’s licenses will meaningfully change the current tight supply dynamic that exists in trucking. Federal regulators recently issued a final rule allowing a third-party skills instructor to administer both instruction and qualifying testing to the same driver applicant. Previously, both functions could not […]