Transportation:


  Letter from Ed: Transportation Is a Growing Challenge in the Pallet Industry - Pallet Enterprise founder, Ed Brindley, talks about the looming truck driver shortage, the causes and what companies can do to prepare.   (6/1/2014)

  The State of the Logistics Industry: Driver Shortage, Online Commerce, Export Growth Remain Key Trends, Slow Growth Is the New Normal - Logistics Report: Yearly analysis of the U.S. supply chain suggest the economy has reached a new normal of slow growth as inventories increase, truck driver shortages loom and e-e-commerce changes the logistics landscape.   (8/1/2013)

  Transport Watch: Truck Driver Shortage Looms - Concern over the lack of qualified truck drivers has been a looming transportation problem for the last few years although low shipping demand has masked the problem. Trends suggest a real serious shortage is likely to become a reality sooner rather than later.  (9/1/2012)

  Logistics Report Warns of Pending Trucking Capacity Concerns - Trucking Shortage: Annual logistics report identifies trends including looming truck capacity shortage, 3PL growth, the rise of intermodal transport, and rising inventory levels. Overall, the logistics sector grew at a modest clip last year and has yet to rebound to pre-recession rates.   (7/1/2012)

  Transportation Industry Faces Many Changes - The transportation and trucking industries will be facing many changes in the coming months and years. They include new or changed regulations, a switch to natural gas vehicles and more.   (7/1/2012)

  Rising Fuel Prices Increase the Necessity of Fuel Surcharge Programs - With diesel fuel likely to rise to historic highs this summer, having a fuel surcharge program in place is an important step to mitigate sudden cost pressures. Various experts explain the details of calculating fair and accurate fuel surcharges.   (4/1/2012)

  Changes in Trucking: Overview of New Regulations, Legislation and Issues Affecting The U.S. Trucking Industry - Transportation Watch: Changes in the trucking industry pose challenges to the forest products and packaging industries.   (6/1/2010)

  Pallet Alliance Spins Off New Freight Brokerage - Kismet Logistics: Pallet Alliance spins off new business, Kismet Logistics, to provide freight brokerage service to the pallet industry.  (7/1/2008)

  Driver Shortage Impacts Some, Looms in Distance for Others - Truck Drivers Scarce: Faced with a shortage of truck drivers, many companies are seeking new methods to fill the growing numbers of vacant seats behind the wheel.  (7/1/2008)