Shippers hit by trucker shortage and bad weather pushing up transport costs

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Shippers hit by trucker shortage and bad weather pushing up transport costs

By | 2018-02-15T15:10:52+00:00 February 15th, 2018|feed news|Comments Off on Shippers hit by trucker shortage and bad weather pushing up transport costs

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 …

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