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Potential Alternative US Infrastructure Deal

04/14/2021

US Senator Mitt Romney explained today that a group of senators have begun discussions for a less costly infrastructure proposal as a counter to the president’s $2.25 trillion spending plan. It was suggested that the new potential proposal could be about one third the cost in the range of $600 to $800 billion, focusing more specifically on roads, bridges, airports and broadband, while depending on an increased gas tax and other user type fees to pay for the national project. (See Transport Topics)

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Suddath Acquires Daryl Flood, Inc.

04/05/2021

Suddath®, a leading global transportation, relocation and logistics company, announced (last week) that it has acquired Daryl Flood, Inc. (DFI). The sale, which was effective March 31, 2021, includes all of DFI’s operating companies, including Daryl Flood Relocation Inc., Daryl Flood International Inc., Dependable Relocation Services Inc., Daryl Flood Workplace Services Inc., Daryl Flood Logistics Inc. and VERSA Relocation Inc.

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Extensive Schedule Disruptions from Blocked Suez Canal

03/30/2021

After the Ever Given container ship was freed up on Monday from its lodged position across the canal, many maritime experts are describing major global shipping disruptions for weeks ahead. The American Shipper reported ACP data showing that nearly one third of ocean cargo sailing from Asia to the U.S. east coast transits through the Suez Canal. As transit through the canal returns to normal and the backup of ships is reduced, there is an expectation of “vessel bunching” as disrupted schedules cause ships to arrive at European and U.S. ports in a cluster of anchorages.

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20,000 TEU Container Ship Blocks Suez Canal

03/24/2021

According to multiple news sources, including the Associated Press, a Golden-class container ship known as the Ever Given (Evergreen Marine Corp.) has blocked the entire Suez Canal of all traffic as it is turned in a sideways position. The 20,124 TEU mega-ship (399.94 meters in length) was destined for Rotterdam when the event occurred on Wednesday with its bow in contact with the eastern wall of the canal. The Suez Canal Authority has indicated that they are making every effort to resolve the problem and restore navigation in the canal as soon as possible.

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Parsifal Corporation Celebrates 40th Anniversary in 2021

03/23/2021

Fairfield, ME, (March 23, 2021)– Parsifal Corporation is proud to announce a major milestone in reaching 40 years of service as the world’s leading relocation auditing, consulting and procurement technology firm. Parsifal’s outstanding management team has over 300 years of experience as HHG Relocation Subject Matter Experts (SME). Parsifal SMEs focus on creating world class service along with state of the art technology solutions. (See Full Press Release at Read More)

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Is a Vehicle-Miles-Traveled Fee System (VMT) in the Future?

03/17/2021

Most experts agree that a VMT system is very likely to be some part of a future revenue source to support the revitalization of the ailing US national road infrastructure. Additional funding is definitely needed within the next 10 years in addition to the existing fuel tax which has remained the same since 1993 (24.4₵/gal of diesel, 18.4₵/gal of gasoline). But a shift to a VMT fee program would raise cost to the US federal program from a current $70 million per year to more than $13 billion. Combination trucks drove only 5.4% of the total 3.26 trillion miles traveled by all US vehicles.

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New Potential US Trucking Regulations in 2021

03/10/2021

The Biden administration along with the Democrat-dominated congress will likely heavily impact trucking regulations in 2021 and the years to follow. Momentum is also building in congress to support a comprehensive infrastructure bill this year that will include many of the democrat focused regulatory items. Fleet Owner reported last week on regulations that are probable for upcoming changes such as - an increase in minimum insurance liability, a requirement for large truck speed limiters, and sleep apnea screening.

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press releases

March 23, 2021

Parsifal 40 Year Anniversary

November 12, 2020

SurvAi ™ Unveiled by Parsifal Corporation

November 14, 2019

Parsifal Launches New Website

October 10, 2019

Parsifal Exhibiting ERC 2019

September 24, 2019

Parsifal Moves Data Center

June 19, 2019

Parsifal Exhibiting - SHRM19 Las Vegas

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