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Freight railroads want to let companies track shipments to compete with trucking

Feb 15, 2024
But so far they've only added GPS tracking to less than 1% of the nation's railcars.
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The shipping industry is still struggling, but analysts see potential for an upswing

Nov 8, 2023
Does weakening demand for shipping suggest a downturn in 2024, or might there be signs of brighter days ahead for the freight industry?
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In the freight business, it feels like a recession

Aug 1, 2023
Rates truckers are paid have plummeted by more than half since 2021, accounting for inflation. Meanwhile, costs have only risen.
This week, trucking company Yellow shut down operations. Its downfall is indicative of tough times for freight shipping.
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