Despite several challenges, 2018 was a strong year for the American trucking industry. Increased consumer spending greatly boosted shipping demand, resulting in driver shortages as trucking companies rushed to fill orders. With new trade deals and industry initiatives to support growth, we predict a successful year ahead for the trucking industry. Current State of the […]
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The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) between the United States, Mexico, and Canada was officially renegotiated at the end of September, and became what is now the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement. With the ability for U.S. companies to operate in Canada and Mexico free of tariffs preserved for now, the new agreement updates 24-year-old terms […]
Manufacturers are struggling with a growing skills gap. Over the coming decade, the industry could see as many as two million jobs could emerge that can’t be filled by the current labor pool. In the face of such challenges, it’s become more important than ever to improve employee retention in the manufacturing industry. Fortunately, recent […]
In recent weeks, the United States implemented new tariffs on steel and aluminum to promote a policy of “America First.” The theory is that increasing import taxes on foreign steel and aluminum encourages U.S. companies to use U.S.-supplied steel and aluminum boosting production capacity toward a goal of 80% capacity utilization. Increased usage of American […]
Forming Our Future This past spring, Pentaflex took part in the latest installment of Forming Our Future: Leadership Conference and the PMA Annual Meeting from March 7-10. This is a major event not only for our industry, but for Pentaflex in particular. In addition to our sponsorship of the event, our President, Dave Arndt took […]
While the entire month of October is designated as Manufacturing Month, each year there is one day set aside to focus on this sector. On Friday, October 6th, Pentaflex celebrated Manufacturing Day by hosting 180 middle and high school students. The children came from our local Career Technology Center and our new STEM school, so […]
In recent years, there has been an overall decline in the number of people entering manufacturing, although there is an increase in manufacturing jobs. With a decline in skilled workers entering the market, companies are having to find ways to attract good talent. One way Pentaflex is doing this is by hiring and training interns. […]
There are 1.7 million truck drivers in the country. But more are needed! From retail and ecommerce deliveries, to garbage collection, to even manoeuvring difficult terrains like underground mines, almost every aspect of civilized life requires powerful big-rigs to come to the rescue. The Trucking Talent Gap Unfortunately, trucking has developed an image that is […]
The new US administration has brought with it a number of proposed changes. One of these changes involves updating the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) between the United States, Mexico, and Canada. As the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) represents 1,000 vehicle and component manufacturers and suppliers, the organization aims to educate policy […]
Reducing harmful emissions from engine exhaust has been a goal for years, with new designs and energy sources constantly being introduced to combat pollution. Recently, numerous government agencies petitioned the EPA for stricter regulations surrounding nitrogen dioxide (NOx) emissions. Specifically, the EPA regulations would target heavy duty on-road trucks, buses, and other similar vehicles. The […]
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- New Capital Investments at Pentaflex March 6, 2019
- The State of the Trucking Industry Today and Looking Forward December 21, 2018
- Impacts of the New United States-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement on Automotive Manufacturers November 21, 2018