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CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATE: WORKING REMOTELY AND READY TO SUPPORT OUR CUSTOMERS

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With the coronavirus (COVID-19) now being felt across every aspect of daily life – including logistics supply chains around the world – the safety of Motherload shippers, carriers, and employees continues to be our top priority daily. To ensure the health and safety of our community, the Motherload staff is currently conducting all business functions […]

The loneliest road trip: I drove across the country during coronavirus. Here’s what I saw.

By Chris Quintana USA TODAY Posted Apr 14, 2020 at 11:09 AM  It takes about 75 steps to walk from the entry of my studio apartment to the back of the bathroom. That’s the farthest I could possibly walk indoors. I know because I must have made the trek thousands of times trying to hit my smartwatch’s step goal […]

Truckers feel, see impact of coronavirus outbreak

By Jim Mackinnon Beacon Journal Rich Hayworth has been driving big tractor-trailer trucks since 1979. He now recruits and instructs new truck drivers, and makes the occasional over-the-road run, for family-owned JRayl Transport in Akron, a 400-truck business that operates primarily in the eastern half of the United States. The long-established company and other trucking businesses […]

The Absolute Worst Marketing Campaign in History

The Absolute Worst Marketing Campaign in History

You won’t find a worse, more ill-fated, poorly conceived, poorly executed, illogical, and above all, costly marketing campaign. The promotion will sound like fiction — that’s how bad it was. This is the short version: Insert The Hoover Company. They sell household appliances, including washers, dryers, and vacuums. Through the 1960s and 1970s, they were […]

April Auto Sales Could Plummet 80% In Europe, 60% In U.S.

Sales of sedans and SUVs dived more than 50% in coronavirus inflicted Western Europe in March, outpacing the U.S. fall of nearly 40%, and forecasters expect even worse numbers in April, although they still cling to hopes that all will be well after a “V” shaped recovery. Western Europe, which includes all the big markets […]

How Coronavirus Pandemic Will Change Transportation, Auto Industries

Auto sales are in a freefall. Heavy-duty truck manufacturing looks to fall by more than half. Few people are flying, renting cars or commuting to work. The COVID-19 pandemic is rapidly changing the face of work and the economy. Adam Jonas, the transportation industry analyst at Morgan Stanley Research, has stepped back and come up […]

Motorhomes to Rooftop Tents: How to Choose the Best RV (or Camper) for You

Which RV is right for you? Is it an SUV with a rooftop tent or a 40-foot-long motorhome? This guide to truck campers and motorhomes will help you decide. After this pandemic, the drive to escape in the great outdoors will be stronger than ever. Let’s dive into a few of the options we have for […]

Port Of LA Leader Tasked With Lifesaving Logistics For City

Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Gene Seroka has a weighty task — procurement and distribution of medical supplies critical to the fight against the coronavirus. LA Mayor Eric Garcetti earlier this week named Seroka the city’s chief logistics officer. “How do we help local hospitals that are quickly running out of essential supplies and personal […]

Just About Any Car Can Tow This Clever, Super-Light Camping Trailer

Camping out of a trailer has long been a delightful way to enjoy the life outdoors without ditching all the comforts of home, but doing so comes at a cost. Trailers, after all, are usually giant chunks of metal, fiberglass and plastic, weighing in at thousands of pounds. Moving them about, in turn, requires a vehicle capable […]

Freight Volumes Plummeting As Fast As They Soared

This week’s DHL Supply Chain Pricing Power Index: 60 (Carriers) Last week’s DHL Supply Chain Pricing Power Index: 65 (Carriers) Three-month DHL Supply Chain Pricing Power Index Outlook: 40 (Shippers) The DHL Supply Chain Pricing Power Index uses the analytics and data contained in FreightWaves SONAR to analyze the market and estimate the negotiating power for rates between shippers and carriers. […]

Global Semi-Autonomous Vehicles Market 2020 Top Growing Companies Analysis and Growth Forecast to 2025

Semi-Autonomous Vehicles Market 2019 Worldwide Industry Share, Size, Gross Margin, Trend, Future Demand, Analysis till 2025 Global Semi-Autonomous Vehicles Market 2019 is the most current research report instigated by Market Research Place portrays an in depth list of elements that will propel and control the development of research market. Global Semi-Autonomous Vehicles market provides an all inclusive analysis of the market, casting light […]

Some carriers putting LTL service on hold

Moves address employee safety, compliance with stay-at-home orders across the country HIGH POINT – Several specialized furniture carriers are suspending less-than-truckload service to retailers as COVID-19 continues to spread. While slow retail and manufacturing shutdowns have affected the demand for services, carriers cited employee safety and compliance with efforts to contain the virus’ spread as […]

OfferUp, letgo deal could bring more potential customers to dealers

SEATTLE and NEW YORK –  Buying and selling apps OfferUp and letgo, which feature marketplaces of products that include cars, said on March 25 that they intend to combine their U.S. businesses. The companies say the deal will create a mobile marketplace that supports more than 20 million monthly active users. Through the deal, users […]

Get Competing Bids From Trustworthy Heavy Haul Transport Companies

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Easily List Your Heavy Equipment in Under a Minute on Motherload Motherload provides everything you need for a stress free experience, including legal transporters that are feedback rated as well cost savings. We offer loads to be listed with fewer steps, leading to faster transporter bids, fewer questions, and the safest marketplace for transportation experience. […]

More About Motorcycle, Scooter and Moped Shipping

Taking a motorcycle trip doesn’t always mean hopping on the motorcycle, revving the engine, and hitting the road. Sometimes motorbike enthusiasts need to transport their motorcycles to another destination for a trip, a move or part of a sale. Without the proper equipment, motorcycle transport can be difficult and even dangerous. However, when the necessary […]