(Alexander Whiteman – The Loadstar)
Shippers are fearing for their bottom lines amid claims the US truck driver shortage will intensify after a year in which hurricanes and high demand drove up rates.
Online forwarder iContainers said rates had soared for long-distance trucking across the country, with an “unexpected rough” winter in southern states compounding the problem.
Tyson Foods told Transport Topics it expected to pay an extra $200m in transport costs this year, while Kellogg’s said it was accounting for a 10% increase. Click here to read more.
- Trucking Rates Come Down a Bit but Problems Persist for Shippers (Wall Street Journal)
- More and More Truckers Are Saying They’re Running Out of Capacity (Washington Post)