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Government, Business, Fuel

Households Face Biggest Surge in Electricity Costs Since 2009

Households Face Biggest Surge in Electricity Costs Since 2009 A residential complex in New York lies under a blanket of snow. (John Moore/Getty Images)

U.S. consumers faced the biggest jump in their energy bills in more than a decade in October, with costs soaring for electricity, natural gas and fuel oil as cooler weather approaches.

Josh Saul | Bloomberg News
November 10, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

Planning, Hydration Can Protect Truck Drivers During Heat Waves

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As a series of extreme heat waves settled over large swaths of the country this summer, professional truck drivers were at times exposed to temperatures well over 100 degrees as they worked to deliver the nation’s freight.

Gregory Van Tighem | Special to Transport Topics
August 20, 2021
Government, Business, Technology

Actionable Insights to Avoid Speeding for Conditions and Sitting Duck Situations

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What if you could provide assistance to your driver who is parked in an unsafe location but may not realize it? By bringing you real-time actionable insight, SmartDrive has solved two of the riskiest situations your drivers are facing today.

September 10, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Isaias Set to Hit Carolinas as Hurricane, Sweep New York

Holden Beach, N.C., ordered a mandatory evacuation of all non-residents. Holden Beach, N.C., ordered a mandatory evacuation of all non-residents over the July 31-Aug. 2 weekend, ahead of Isaiah's landfall. (Ken Blevins/Wilmington Star News via Tribune Content Agency)

Isaias could cause $1.5 billion in losses as it picks up speed and strength, likely becoming a hurricane before hitting the Carolinas and posing the second tropical threat to New York in a month.

Brian K. Sullivan | Bloomberg News
August 3, 2020
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

Cristobal Expected to Regain Strength After Storm’s Pass Over Mexico

Heavy winds whip palm trees during Hurricane Dorian in Myrtle Beach, S.C., in September 2019. Heavy winds whip palm trees during Hurricane Dorian in Myrtle Beach, S.C., in September 2019. (Charles Mostoller/Bloomberg News)

The hills of the Yucatan Peninsula sapped Tropical Storm Cristobal of some of its power on June 4, but forecasters warn it will likely gain strength as it heads north across the Gulf of Mexico to the U.S coast, where it could bring downpours, high winds and rough surf.

Brian K. Sullivan | Bloomberg News
June 4, 2020
Business, Safety, Fuel

Cristobal Batters Mexico Before Heading North to Gulf Coast

Heavy winds whip palm trees during Hurricane Dorian in Myrtle Beach, S.C., in September 2019. Heavy winds whip palm trees during Hurricane Dorian in Myrtle Beach, S.C., in September 2019. (Charles Mostoller/Bloomberg News)

Tropical Storm Cristobal brought heavy rain to southern Mexico June 3, and with a forecast that has it re-entering the Gulf of Mexico within a day, oil-platform workers are already being evacuated.

Brian K. Sullivan | Bloomberg News
June 3, 2020
Safety

Adverse Conditions: Is Your Fleet Ready?

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Studies have shown that 21% of all motor vehicle crashes in the U.S. are weather-related. And while we can’t control the weather, we can control fleet preparedness. Recent research has proven that the number and strength of extreme weather events in the US – from blizzards to floods – have increased over the last fifty years. With that fact in mind, all companies need to take special note of any extreme weather conditions, and take steps to mitigate the risks that come along with them.

April 16, 2020
Technology, Safety

Help Your Fleet Drive Safely in Adverse Weather Conditions

Help Your Fleet Drive Safetly in Adverse Weather Conditions

Adverse weather conditions, like heavy snow or heatwaves, can happen to any fleet. In this white paper we look at ways you can properly prepare for these conditions to avoid crashes, breakdowns and unnecessary costs, and keep your drivers safe.

March 11, 2020
Government, Business

Soybeans May Be Next Market to Surge as Wet Weather Drags On

Soybeans Soybeans are unloaded from a grain truck in Tiskilwa, Ill., on Sept. 27. (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News)

Corn prices have been on an epic run. Now, soybeans could soon be catching up.

Michael Hirtzer | Bloomberg News
June 24, 2019
Government, Business

Corn, Wheat Spike After US Cuts Forecasts on Midwest Flooding

Farmer plants corn in Kansas A farmer plants corn against a backdrop of wind turbines June 8 in a field near Vesper, Kan. (Associated Press/Charlie Riedel)

Corn’s waning rally snapped back to life after the U.S. government predicted a deluge in the country’s grain belt will harm supply more than analysts expected.

June 11, 2019

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