The Trucking Industry’s Driver Shortage and its Implications

By David Bansleben

The trucking industry has been dealing with driver shortage for several years now. In recent times the driver shortage in the ​flatbed shipping​ industry has been pushed to the forefront as the trucking industry attempts to manage this issue. Bob Costello, the chief economist at the American Trucking Association stated that the country was experiencing a shortage of drivers by a number estimated to be 51,000 in 2017. The 2016 numbers indicated the shortage to be around 36,000, indicating a drastic increase that is only expected to continue Costello predicts. The reason this issue is so prevalent in the transportation industry is because a shortage of active drivers means there will be less trucks on the road to transport freight. The shortage of available trucks to transport freight combined with the increased demand for trucks by businesses has combined to create a perfect storm in ​flatbed hauling​. Continue reading “The Trucking Industry’s Driver Shortage and its Implications”

Is Flatbed Hauling Quotes for Flatbed Carriers?

Is Flatbed Shipping for Flatbed Carriers?
Logistics – flatbed shipping delivery.

Is Flatbed Hauling Quotes for Flatbed Carriers?

Going forward with all the HOS rule changes carriers will look for strong relationships with shippers and brokers that have a reliable network. The flatbed shipping customer and the flatbed transportation carrier must have a strong dependable relationship.

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Electronic Login Devices: Oh no, paperless!

electronic login device
Oh no paperless!

Electronic Login Devices: Oh no, paperless! IFTA, RODS What!!

RODS [Record Of Daily Status], IFTA report [International Fuel Tax Agreement] acronyms that you need to be up to speed with and in compliance with this year. There are some inexpensive solutions that can be used in conjunction with your Android devices. You also can purchase and dedicate a device to your truck if you wish.

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