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Accelerating Truck Driver Shortage Could Further Increase U.S. Transportation Costs

Published: 27 November 2017

ID: G00345831

Analyst(s): Bart De Muynck , John Johnson


As the economy expands, a shortage of drivers, new regulations and tightening carrier capacity are contributing to higher transportation costs. Supply chain leaders focused on logistics should revisit transportation policies in response to these issues.

Table Of Contents


  • Eyeing the Market Situation
    • Exploring the Demand-Supply Imbalance of Freight Transport Services
    • Readying for the Electronic Logging Device Mandate
    • Reducing Road Hours May Be on the Horizon With New HOS Regulations

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