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What Is Behind the Rise in U.S. Transportation Costs?

Published: 02 March 2016

ID: G00301752

Analyst(s): Bart De Muynck


Capacity constraints and a driver shortage are the main drivers for rising linehaul transportation costs in the U.S. Logistics executives need to be proactive to counteract this transportation challenge.

Table Of Contents


  • Market Situation
  • Main Drivers Behind the Increase in Transportation Rates
    • The Demand-Supply Imbalance of Freight Transport Services
    • Fast-Increasing Labor Costs
    • Truck Driver Shortage
    • The ELD Mandate
    • New HOS Regulations
    • Truck Repairs and Operating Costs

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