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Transitioning trucking’s transcendent year into something more sustainable

Characterizing last year as “transformational” for the trucking industry, the wonderfully named Sierra Alley of CDL Life noted that last year brought changes to the way we live, work and interact with each other. It was also the year the men and women of the trucking industry were asked to keep the country moving in the face of unprecedented challenges. Could not agree more with Ms. Alley.

New leaders, familiar if bumpy road ahead

Although trucking’s transcendence is having a transformational effect on the industry, Alley quickly pivots from describing the new face of trucking, to what the industry it is going to face in coming months amidst tremendous political and regulatory change.

For starters, she notes If confirmed, newly nominated Peter Buttiegieg will soon be the Secretary of the Department of Transportation. Buttigieg has been hand-picked for his support of the Whitehouse transportation plans, which Alley reports revolve around launching “a national effort aimed at creating jobs we need to build a modern, sustainable infrastructure now and deliver an equitable clean energy future.” We’ll see.

As a reminder, Biden is calling for a 10-year, $1.3 trillion plan which dedicates $50 billion for fixing highways and bridges, and another $5 billion for electric vehicle batteries. The plan reports CDL Life would also dedicate $400 billion for research and innovation of clean energy –whatever that means.

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The Roemer Report Archives

As you review these archived editions of the Roemer Report, it is remarkable to see how many major ‘hot button’ issues from way back in the day have been the topics of discussion over the many years and right up to the present day. Fuel costs, Insurance, Equipment innovations, Hours of service, the driver shortage (!) safety regulations, traffic bottlenecks and more. The more things change, the more they really do seem to stay the same!

We hope you will enjoy these historical editions of the Roemer Report. Long known as “The Kiplinger Letter of Trucking” our report has been proudly produced by the Trucking Insurance Experts at Roemer Insurance for over 35 years. Roemer Insurance is the parent company of InsureMyRig and The Roemer Report has always been our way of showing our trucking clients that we support their vital industry and that we really do know the difference between a fifth wheel and a steering wheel. Enjoy!