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Dr. Darren Prokop: Walking the tightrope of antitrust immunity

Take an industry with huge capital costs, long lead times in acquiring vessel capacity and couple that with the uncertainty of global market conditions over that long time period. In this context it probably never seems like a good time to invest in fleet size. But periodic investment must take place and it is always a risk-taking exercise.

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Dr. Darren Prokop: Is Classifying Truck Drivers as Easy as ABC?

Federal, state and local regulations impact every mode of transportation in some way and to varying degrees. Motor carrier haulage is subject to federal regulations when it is interstate.

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Dr. Darren Prokop: Trade Flow Teeter-Totter Tilts Again

The U.S.-China trade war reached something like an armistice with the “Phase I” trade agreement signed January 15, 2020. The U.S. cancelled further trade tariffs on imports from China. To reciprocate, China agreed to purchase more U.S. exports and be more respectful of other countries’ intellectual property rights.

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Dr. Darren Prokop: This Arctic Party Needs Some Good Icebreakers

There is this party starting in a very cool place and everyone who showed up is a little uncomfortable. Things are heating up – and not necessarily in a good way. This is the state of affairs in the Circumpolar North and its Arctic waters.

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Dr. Darren Prokop Discusses Digitization of Transportation for Freightwaves

Acquiring technology is one thing; capturing a sustainable return on investment (ROI) from it is another. Digitization is about turning information into digital bytes – thereby making it computer readable. Once readable it is now actionable, especially when used in an artificial intelligence (AI) setting.

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