Freight Broker News 12.20.16

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BlueGrace Logistics Acquires Tampa Based Freight Broker – BlueGrace acquired Continental Traffic Company (CTC) based out of Tampa Bay, FL.  The acquisition is the latest in a series BlueGrace has done since it received over $250m in private equity investment from Warburg-Pincus. 

Report: Overall Freight Shipping Levels, Rates Better than They First Look – According to the Cass Truckload Linehaul Index you should be cautiously optimistic in freight volumes and rates.  While November posted the ninth straight YOY drop in freight rates, it was the strongest number since March. 

Driving a Truck is Among Deadliest Jobs in the U.S. – The tug of war between productivity and safety.  There are number of reasons why driving is more lethal than other dangerous jobs.  One the primary reasons for this is contact with the general public.  Drivers don’t control their work environments.  Every day they are surrounded by motorists who don’t always have their best interests in mind.   

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