September 21, 2017 | By Keith Biondo Tags: Trucking, Economic Development, Transportation, Logistics, Supply Chain Keith Biondo is the publisher of Inbound Logistics magazine. For this annual trucking issue, we surveyed both shippers and carriers on important issues impacting the trucking industry. Most importantly, we solicited their views on the […]
5 Ways to Mitigate High Freight Rates
July 16, 2018 | By Bob Farrell Tags: Trucking, Transportation, Logistics, Supply Chain Consistent economic growth in industries dependent on logistics has increased freight demand, creating more loads than available trucks. Spot market rates are up 25 to 35 percent over 2017, and analysts expect tight capacity and higher costs […]
Good Question: To address the truck driver shortage, should we lower the minimum driver age to 18?
September 14, 2018 | By Katrina Arabe Tags: Trucking, Legislation, Public Policy, and Regulations, Logistics, Supply Chain I agree with lowering the age restriction for getting an interstate CDL to 18. Currently, commercial drivers between 18 and 21 can operate with a CDL as long as they don’t cross state […]
Change Is Here to Stay in the Supply Chain: Here’s How to Manage It
August 16, 2021 | By Jeffrey G. Tucker Tags: Trucking, Risk Management, Transportation The peaks and valleys we’re experiencing in the transportation market are not for the faint of heart, but there are moves you can make to regain some control. For the past four years, America’s freight market charts […]