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Ever received a quote for hauling a load from the U.S.
to Mexico that amounted to well over US$3 per mile?
It might seem like a ripoff, but there are reasons for
the higher per-mile rates. In a recent blog post, Roxana
Osuna looks at some factors behind Mexico’s higher cost
structure (think added security expenses, higher diesel
prices, and seasonal capacity shortages) and explains
why U.S. shippers should avoid the temptation to try
to negotiate more “acceptable” rates. Read it at blogs.
; Wholly scrap! Metal recycler Cohen takes in about 1. 25
million tons of scrap metal each year at its 18 U.S. locations. It’s a labor-intensive business that requires rugged
equipment to safely handle sharp pieces of scrap metal
and move loads in dusty outdoor conditions over acres of
dirt or bumpy pavement. See how Cohen does it at www.
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