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Can a Growing Economy Offset New Regulatory Costs?

Can a Growing Economy Offset New Regulatory Costs?

Growing Economy

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and ATRI and do not necessarily reflect those of C.H. Robinson.

The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) collects massive amounts of both trucking industry and government data, anonymizes it, and then analyzes the data in myriad ways. For instance, with our “operational cost” analysis we can see that per-mile and per-hour fuel costs are reaching all-time highs, and may exceed 2008 costs in the next year. We can also see that driver wages and bonuses are climbing for veteran drivers—both because of the driver shortage and the need to keep “safe” drivers from heading to greener pastures.
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- Vice President, ATRI

The Big Picture of Trucking in 2013

issues in trucking

Here we are again at the end of another year. Where does the time go? As I look back at 2013 in trucking, I think we can all agree on three major issues that continue to weigh on the minds of carriers, changes to hours of service (HOS); the driver shortage; and FMCSA’s Compliance, Safety, Accountability program (CSA). Every time we chat with a motor carrier, pick up a trade publication, or read about the trucking industry on social media, at least one of these issues comes up. As I recap each of these issues, I encourage you to share comments on how these issues have directly impacted your business.
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- Vice President of Capacity Development- C.H. Robinson