The Roemer Report

March 2019: March Forth Truckers!

Reminded on social media recently that the only date on the annual calendar to declare a direct command is on the fourth day of the month of March. March Fourth. In the scheme of things, it’s not really that bad of a general personal ethic follow in the first place. March forth! Proceed directly – good advice for most any endeavor don’t you think?

It’s resolute, with a self-actualizing vibe and forthrightness about it that most everyone, including the trucking industry should embrace in 2019.

March came in like a lion; kicked off on a holy, tail-freezing tear with some of the most startling low temperatures and some amazingly strong employment numbers – the best to be seen since the 1950s when “Made in the USA” really meant something.

According to The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 304,000 in January, representing another solid month of job gains. Even though the unemployment rate edged up to 4.0 percent in January; some of which was attributed to the government shutdown and people being shed from seasonal labor forces. Nevertheless gains occurred yet again in several industries, including leisure and hospitality, construction, health care, transportation and warehousing.

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