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Ask Dr. Copper: Inflation
By Alan Beaulieu on May 27, 2021

Copper is so ubiquitous in our everyday lives that it is almost invisible. The incredibly varied uses of copper make copper price hikes of great importance to both industry and...

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Keep on Trucking
By Alan Beaulieu on April 30, 2021

The Cass Freight Shipments Index1 is showing a strong increase in freight volume following normal seasonal declines in November, December, and January. Freight volume through March is...

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Before 'the Now'
By Alan Beaulieu on March 25, 2021

If you are of a certain age, you remember mailing proposals, pricing sheet letters, contracts, and invoices, via US Mail, to your customers, and you were pleased when someone a few...

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3 Key Inputs Into Trucking for 2021
By Alan Beaulieu on February 25, 2021

Freight Movement There will be ongoing upward pressure on the US Transportation Services Freight Index in 2021. The Index relates well to US Industrial Production and Retail Sales. Our...

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3 Worrisome Headlines, Put Into Perspective
By Alan Beaulieu on January 21, 2021

It is perfectly understandable that many business leaders are hesitant about their prospects in 2021, as it feels in most ways that we are not yet done with 2020 and all that the year...

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Bah Humbug on the 'Doom and Gloomers'
By Alan Beaulieu on December 23, 2020

Here Are Two Reasons Why   The headlines trumpeted that Retail Sales fell in November, a move that many did not see coming. For the record, Retail Sales are on track with our forecast....

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