Where have all the Truckers Gone? 10 Strategies for Shippers to Fight the Capacity and Trucker Shortage
JUNE 15, 2015
will face shortages in trucking resources again , predominatly a trucker shortage, in the near future due to an array of developments that may cause shippers to find loads left on the ground, shipping costs rapidly escalating, and shrinking profit margins that stun stakeholders. 2009 was an exception due to the 2008–2009 recession.) Stark explains that both contract rates and spot rates are increasing, and the fourth quarter shipping season will likely exacerbate the situation.