Author Archive for Ashley Cruz

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Easier, Safer and More Expensive: ELD Mandate to Increase Costs

Easier, Safer and More Expensive: ELD Mandate to Increase Costs

In 2015, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration issued a mandate that all commercial interstate vehicles install an electronic logging device to ensure compliance with hours-of-service laws. These laws, and…
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The New Interactive: Teaching & Technology in the 21st Century

The New Interactive: Teaching & Technology in the 21st Century

For a generation raised on iPads and smartphones, keeping technology out of K-12 classrooms is simply not an option anymore. Although there is still some debate over the benefits of…
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Ready to Roll: The Knight-Swift Transportation Merger

Ready to Roll: The Knight-Swift Transportation Merger

Swift Transportation and Knight Transportation agreed on Monday to a merger deal that is set to become the biggest acquisition in US trucking history. The newly- formed Knight-Swift Transportation will…
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Calming the Bubble in Deep-Sea Cargo Markets

Calming the Bubble in Deep-Sea Cargo Markets

As originally published in SupplyChainBrain Slow post recessionary recovery has fostered uncertainty in many markets, but few have felt the effects as strongly as deep sea cargo transportation. The market’s emblem—an…
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After Weak Demand, Global Airfreight Market to Take Off

After Weak Demand, Global Airfreight Market to Take Off

As originally published in SupplyChainBrain International and domestic air cargo transportation services have shown tepid signs of recovery in the years following the recession, with estimated average price growth of only…
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OPEC Cuts & Climbing Oil Prices

OPEC Cuts & Climbing Oil Prices

Although much of 2016 has been a year of suspense and surprises, there were several late-in-the-game decisions that have been seen by many as long overdue. For example, following years…
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Bankruptcy Woes: Hanjin Makes Waves Across the World

Bankruptcy Woes: Hanjin Makes Waves Across the World

The world’s seventh-largest deep sea cargo transportation carrier, Hanjin Shipping, filed for court receivership — a form of bankruptcy protection — on August 31 and chaos has promptly ensued. While…
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Teaching & Learning: The Rise of Technology in the Classroom

Teaching & Learning: The Rise of Technology in the Classroom

Elementary and secondary educational institutions face a significant level of financial uncertainty. Education tends to be one of the first budgets to get cut at the state and local levels,…
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Advertisers Going for Gold During 2016 Summer Olympics

Advertisers Going for Gold During 2016 Summer Olympics

The 1948 London Games were the first Summer Olympics to be televised, reaching about 500,000 viewers who mostly lived within 50 miles of Wembley stadium. Comparing those figures to the…
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Flyers Beware: Pricing Changes Could Hurt Your Bottom Line

Flyers Beware: Pricing Changes Could Hurt Your Bottom Line

Recently, the three largest airlines in the United States changed the way they price certain flights, adding a new and confusing level to the world of corporate travel budgeting. Instead…
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