Open Car Transport is the most common type of auto shipping at Phoenix Car Transport. So, let’s get clear what is Open Car Transport? It means that auto transport includes an open trailer and that your vehicle will be outdoors. And that’s it! Your vehicle is safely attached and is being transported in a convenient way. It is convenient and AFFORDABLE! Yes, yes. Open Car Transport is an affordable method as well. If you want to save money Read More...
ENCLOSED CAR TRANSPORT
Shipping a car is a big decision to make. You think about the affordability and safety of the car transport. With Phoenix Car Transport, it is no longer a hard thing to do. We offer an Enclosed Car Transport, and we offer it at reasonable rates. While Open Car Transport includes an open trailer, Enclosed Car Transport is a type when your vehicle is being placed in an enclosed trailer. Which is safer than the other! Read More...
This is Why the Government Shutdown Affects Trucking
January 24, 2019
The government shutdown has influenced the trucking industry. It’s okay now, but the trucking industry’s luck might run out.
Since the shutdown started on December 22, 2018, it’s already the longest government shutdown in the nation’s history. While the shutdown suspended some services, others solely perform slower and less efficiently. Federal employees are also facing the repercussions of the shutdown. With over 800,000 Federal employees there are 420,000 still working without pay.
For trucking companies there’s good news and bad news.
Firstly, cargo is moving. Thus, the market is still flowing. Freight is available for consumers and there’s no evidence that the amount is being limited. Luckily, the military is successfully transporting cargo. Due to the stalled operations not including military operations, the miltary has a fully susidized budget.
Ports are operational, although they’re not unloaded quickly. Ships’ deliveries to US ports are being received. But, if this slow unloading process continues, because of the lack of customs and inspection agents, this could cause some problems in the future.
Weight stations will not alter. The individual state’s Department of Transportation operates these, therefore, the shutdown doesn’t impact the stations and put truckers in harm’s way.
Sadly, there will be no “Hours of Service” rule changes. Many truckers were looking forward to the HOS change that the FMCSA was hinting at in December. Although the FMCSA is still running, the federal government has a say in final jurisdiction.
Also, tax refunds won’t come early. Unfortunately, there might be a delay.
Finally, since the government still isnt paying federal employess, the economy might take a hit. When individuals, families and communities are tight on cash, the economy suffers. Therefore, so does the trucking industry.
Have you faced any issues with the government shutdown? How is it affecting your personal life?