Transportation:


  2014 Expected to be a “Banner Year” for Freight Logistics: Truck Driver Shortage Remains a Major Concern for all Sectors - Logistics Trends: Key 2013 trends identified by annual logistics report include freight logistics growing slower than GDP, declining truck capacity, low freight volume and high freight payments. Despite this, freight logistics is expected to continue improving even as the lack of truck drivers becomes a bigger and bigger problem.  (8/1/2014)

  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)