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Transportation TIP List: Week of November 13th, 2016

Posted - November 16, 2016

Election Day has come and gone, but the top trends in the transportation industry keep moving. If you could vote for the most important trends in logistics, how would you cast your ballot? This week, retail holiday preparation and autonomous delivery vehicles are some of the top candidates on our TIP List. The stories below take a look at how the results of the 2016 election will affect the transportation and supply chain industry – both short-term and beyond.

  • Donald Trump’s Infrastructure Plan Faces Speed Bumps: Donald Trump’s current proposal for $1 trillion worth of new infrastructure construction relies entirely on private financing. However, industry experts say it may fall short in funding improvements to roads, bridges and airports.
  • Last Week’s Spot Truckload Rates Jump on Increased Demand: Spot truckload market availability gained 4.8 percent, while the number of trucks posted dropped 2 percent in the week ending Nov. 5th. The average spot truckload van rate was up 5 cents week-over-week, just 1 cent below last year’s levels.

What do you think are the most important post-election industry trends?