Thursday, November 17, 2011

Trucking Capacity... Better or Worse for 2012?


Trucking Capacity for 2012 Is On Every Transportation Manager's Mind
Let's face it... many companies are reviewing budgets for 2012 and transportation costs are one of the largest expenses any manufacturing or distribution company has. Trucking capacity is one of the biggest issues in transportation pricing.
Here are some articles around the globe that should give you a pretty good idea of what is going on and what is expected to go on in regards to the supply of drivers in the transportation industry. We may be able to make equipment, but it's hard to get a truck to move without a driver.
Click on any of the links below to read more.

Panelists agree driver shortage is 'going to get harder' | Truck Parts ...
http://www.truckpartsandservice.com/panelists-agree-driver-shortage-is-%E2%80%98going-to-get-harder%E2%80%99/11/14/11
The Aftermarket Authority – Truck Parts and Service.

Driver Shortage, Tight Fleet Capacity Fuel Growth of Intermodal ...
http://www.intermodalinsco.com/2011/11/14/driver-shortage-tight-fleet-capacity-fuel-growth-of-intermodal-shipping/11/14/11
By Rip Watson, Senior Reporter, Transport Topics The truck driver shortage and related fleet capacity constraints are driving strong growth in domestic.

FTR: Capacity to remain tight, driver shortage to worsen ...
http://www.ccjdigital.com/ftr-capacity-to-remain-tight-driver-shortage-to-worsen/11/8/11
FTR: Capacity to remain tight, driver shortage to worsen. By Jeff Crissey. Published November 8, 2011. During a presentation at Commercial Carrier Journal's Fall Symposium in Scottsdale, Ariz., Eric Starks, president of FTR Associates, told ...

Where are all the great tank truck drivers? - Modern Bulk Transporter
news.google.com
Where are all the great tank truck drivers?Modern Bulk TransporterThe continued driver shortage may very well be the most critical factor in the future success of tank truck fleets. Even with unemployment well above 9% and despite hefty hiring and re ...




Mike O'Connell on the Truck Driver Shortage
CVTA's Executive Director Mike O'Connell on the push to increase the number of truck drivers in the US


The driver shortage is already a factor in rising transportation costs. According to the experts above, it is likely to become a much larger problem for 2012.

4 comments:

  1. I think it's the inflation rate on gas prices that have greatly contributed to the fall of the market for this industry. What's worse is that even those trucks that have trailer flares have lesser profit margins now more than ever.

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