2nd. Quarter Cargo Thefts

Just over $17 million of cargo was stolen in the United States during the second quarter of 2017. This was a significant decrease( $35 million in thefts) from the same period in the previous year. The most targeted commodity was food and beverage(52%). The top 5 states that had the most pilferage are California, Texas, Tennessee, Florida, and New Jersey. Law enforcement busted a few major crime rings in California that significantly affected this decrease. Hopefully, these numbers will continue to go down.

source:transport topics

Stay Strong Houston!

As you battle through this disaster, rest assured that every single Houstonian is in our hearts.  We will continue to pray for you as you recover.

Don’t Give Up….Stay Strong!!


Weekend Wisdom Quiz

Who said it?…”The purpose of human life is to serve, and to show compassion and the will to help others.”


Albert Schweitzer…1875-1965


Albert Schweitzer was a brilliant philosopher, musician, theologian and physician. He was born in 1875 in Alsace, Germany. In his early 20’s, Schweitzer devoted his life to science, music and preaching. In his early 30’s, he had gained an international reputation in all of these areas. His next inspiration was to become a medical missionary. After six years of study, he built his own hospital in Africa. Later, he set up a leper colony. The world finally rewarded his efforts in 1952 , when he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.





18,000 New Trailers Ordered

New trailer orders rose nearly 25% in May. This trend has been ongoing since December. The orders show dry vans as the majority of new business. Dry vans were up almost 50% compared to last year. ACT research company polled a significant number of fleets across the country. 61% responded that they are planning new equipment investments in the next three months. Replacement demand is on the rise in the dry van segment and level across the board. Higher freight demand in the second half of the year will create more demand in many other segments.

source:transport topics/pintrest


Diesel Prices

The on-highway diesel fuel prices in the U.S. for the week of 7/31/17 averaged $2.531. The price rose on average of 1.6 cents. This is the highest price in two months and Saudi Arabia announced it would make additional cuts in oil production. Diesel cost 13 cents more than it did a year ago. The price is up in every region of the country. California remains the highest at $2.907. The Gulf Coast is lowest at $2.359.


source:Transport Topics/eia.gov/petroleum/gasdiesel