Vol. 1 2015

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2 0 1 5 V 1 | BULLDOG | 1 3 TRENDS CARGO THEFT is an expensive problem: The 208 thefts in third quarter 2014 had an average value of $321,521. Food is the most stolen cargo, while pharmaceuticals have the highest average value at $2 million per load. The four states with the most cargo thefts? California, Florida, Texas and New Jersey. Hot commodities Source: FreightWatch International Help wanted 83 PERCENT OF CONTRACTORS FDQpWƄQG enough skilled workers. Source: Associated General Contractors of America. 85 PERCENT OF FLEETS VD\ƄQGLQJTXDOLƄHGGULYHUVLV their biggest concern. Source: CCJ MarketPulse. 100,000 MILITARY VETERANS will be hired by the trucking industry over the next two years. Source: American Trucking Associations Rebar rebound A YEARLONG STUDY tracked more than 105,000 online social discussions about trucking. The topics listed account for 93 percent of all discussions. 774,000 TONS PER DAY. That's the amount of garbage the country's 305 million urbanites will generate daily by 2025, a 12 percent increase over today's levels. Source: Worldbank.org Ask any contractor or trucking executive about their biggest headache and they'll sum it up in WZRZRUGVTXDOLƄHGODERU2UPRUH to the point, the lack of it. Here's how the numbers stack up: Trending on social media Source: GE Capital, Transportation Finance Smells like opportunity! 200,000 TRUCK MECHANICS needed over the next decade. Source: American Trucking Associations. CONSTRUCTION REFUSE MARKETING ON-HIGHWAY 18% 17% 15% 14% 8% 8% 8% 12% Food/drinks Electronics Home/garden Building/ industrial Metal Clothing/ shoes Auto parts Other 8 PERCENT. That's the increase in rebar consumption projected in 2015 for road and building use — a total of 8.7 million short tons — according to the Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute. The overall projections for construction spending are strong for 2015 and beyond, with the Associated General Contractors predicting 6 to 10 percent growth per year through 2017. The bulk of that will be in the private sector, with public construction spending bumping along at current pace or declining slightly. Source: Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute A roundup of the numbers that drive your business. 38% Safety and health 30% Regulatory 15% Recruitment and employment 10% Emerging technologies 2015 2014

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