Thursday, May 26, 2005

Shippers learn to live in interesting times

SHIPPERS MAY NOT BE ENJOYING THE TURBULENT TIMES THEY'VE been thrust into, but they're learning to deal with them. After nearly 25 years of calling the shots in what basically amounted to a buyer's market for trucking service, they're having to adjust to a new reality. In recent months, industry consolidation and a severe driver shortage have conspired to limit, if not shrink, truck capacity nationwide. As a result, shippers report that it's not only getting tougher to find a truck, but if they do find one, it's costing them a lot more to hire it. More here......

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