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By Mary Lamie St. Louis Regional Freightway We commend the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) for announcing the first-ever National Freight Strategic Plan (NFSP). We believe this historic initiative will… Read More
As the restrictions related to COVID-19 enter their eighth month with no clear end in sight, many have speculated on how our society and the economy will change during and… Read More
The start of the deepening project in the Lower Mississippi River is big news for river commerce. It will bring the working depths of the LMR up to par with… Read More
As the coronavirus pandemic drags on, companies are finding they can adapt. Remote work is becoming the norm at many companies, a norm that many say will continue even after… Read More
Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao announced the first-ever National Freight Strategic Plan recently. The plan offers a sweeping vision of the entire U.S. transportation system, including mention of ports and… Read More
At this writing, Hurricane Laura, the strongest storm to hit the U.S. mainland this year, has weakened to a tropical storm with maximum sustained winds of 70 mph., after making… Read More