Today, October 5, 2018 is National Manufacturing Day. Every year on the first Friday in October, we celebrate those who stand behind all goods made in America.

On this day, nearly 2000 manufacturers will open their doors to our young people who are interested in careers in manufacturing and engineering. The next generation of the work force that will be proud to say….”Made in America!”

Laramie Boomerang



The governors of North and South Carolina have issued a mandatory evacuation of all residents and tourists from their respective states. Hurricane Florence, a category 4 hurricane, is packing 150 mile per hour winds, and is expected to hit the Charleston, SC area by Friday morning. Once it hits land, it is expected to drop 20-30 inches of rain inland. Please be careful…avoid this area until the ban is lifted. Truck deliveries will be affected. Please be patient and SAFE!




The cost of diesel fuel is 57.4 cents per gallon higher than it was one year ago. The United States average is now $3.157 per gallon. California is the highest area in the country @ $3.83. The lowest is in the Gulf Coast region @ $2.94 a gallon. The Energy Information Administration sites many factors for the increase. OPEC is committed to reducing oil production until the end of 2018. Tensions between the United States and Iran are another factor. The EIA predicts that the price will climb from now through September. Carrier operations will be effected as this rising expense joins driver compensation as the factor to determine delivery cost.


Source: Transport Topics