Rhode Island Named Bottom State for Infrastructure and Transportation as US Underinvestment Takes Toll

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Vermont. Vermont. #32. Rhode Island has been given the dubious distinction of being named the worst state in the US for infrastructure by both CNBC and US News , amongst a poor outlook for the US as a whole by the American Society of Civil Engineers.

Trump's Tariffs Anger US Manufacturers, Business Groups

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Canada is Vermont’s largest trading partner, and the state stands “to lose big under this ham-handed policy,” Senator Patrick Leahy, a Democrat from the Vermont, said in a statement.

Freight Rates Dip while Load Availability Climbs

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Other states, such as South Dakota and Vermont, show as dark red in this Hot States Map from August 9-15 , meaning that they had high load-to-truck ratios.

Van Freight Volume Edges Up, as Rates Lag

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The state of Vermont is also dark red in this Hot States Map from August 23-29, meaning that the state had high load-to-truck ratio, but it did not provide a lot of loads. Van freight availability rebounded 3% on the spot market last week , and truck posts increased 2%.

Jobs Sustainability: Retrain, Reskill, Relocate, Reimburse

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And the state of Vermont recently approved a fund to pay $10,000 to employees who relocate there.”[4] Worrying about jobs sustainability during a period of low unemployment may seem unwarranted. However, with so many predictions being made about how many jobs are going to be taken over by artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics, this the perfect time to address this vital topic. Waiting to act until these predictions come true, would be too late.

And the Oscar Goes to.

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LAWRENCE of SUBURBIA “Driver shortages…I hope he can lead a whole group of drivers from the middle eastern states– like Ohio, Pennsylvania, Vermont. And the Oscar Goes to. And the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor goes to. ‘Ben Affleck… in CARGO!’