Trucking Industry Journal Roemer Report Notes Increase in Surface Trade between US and NAFTA Partners

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February edition of trucking industry digest states that trucking companies alone haul more than $20 billion in goods across the Canadian border each month. The Roemer Report is a monthly digest of news for the trucking industry read by fleet operators, owner-operators, and allied personnel. Often referred to as the "Kiplinger Letter of the Trucking Industry", the report has been published by Roemer Insurance for more than 30 years.

This month's issue of trucking industry journal The Roemer Report, addresses the increase in surface trade between the United States and its border countries, Canada and Mexico. Surface trade refers to movement of freight by truck, rail and pipeline. According to the U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics, surface trade between the U.S. and its NAFTA partners reached record levels last year. In terms of economic trade, the U.S.-Canada border is the busiest in the world. However, some Canadian businesses and government officials say the increased congestion is wreaking economic havoc.

The Roemer Report is a monthly digest of news for the trucking industry read by fleet operators, owner-operators, and allied personnel. Often referred to as the "Kiplinger Letter of the Trucking Industry", the report has been published by Roemer Insurance for more than 30 years. The publication is distributed free of charge in both print and electronic formats and is archived on both Roemer Insurance web site and Insure My Rig, the small fleet division of Roemer Insurance.

The Roemer Report also notes that training rules are expected to tighten for student drivers working toward a CDL if a new proposal by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) becomes law. The proposal requires that all applicants for a CDL or upgraded CDL provide a valid certificate from an accredited truck driving program or institution.

The current edition of The Roemer Report discusses a trend in the trucking industry toward provision of time-definite delivery services. This is in response to increased demand for flexibility and control over delivery timeframes from big retailers and manufacturers. Also discussed is trucker frustration over inconsistent idling laws California's efforts to seek tougher emissions standards.

To receive The Roemer Report by email or download archived editions visit http://www.roemer-insurance.com/transportation/transportation_romerreport_current.htm.

About Roemer Insurance:
Established in 1934 by trucking insurance pioneer, Wellington F. "Dud" Roemer, Roemer Insurance is a third-generation family owned and operated insurance and risk-management firm. Roemer Insurance is a Toledo-area leader in employee health and benefit package plans, with an emphasis on workplace wellness, strong community ties and active participation in business and charitable organizations. Roemer Insurance specializes in trucking insurance packages for large and small fleets. For more information about its small fleet division visit http://www.insuremyrig.com. The firm's Health Life Benefits division offers group and personal coverage. Committed to technology and sound insurance practices, Roemer Insurance continues to set the standard in risk management and customer service. Roemer Insurance is a member of the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of America and The Professional Insurance Association. For more information, visit http://www.roemer-insurance.com or call 419.475.5151.

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