INDUSTRY MULLS THE ROAD AHEAD FOR TRUCKING

NEW ORLEANS -- The cost of "lumping" -- the hiring of local casual labor to unload trucks -- has risen 44% in the past two years.That finding was among several presented during the "Inbound Logistics: Managing and Controlling Freight Costs" seminar at last week's Distribution Conference here sponsored by the Food Marketing Institute, Washington.A survey conducted by Arthur Wells Group, St. Louis,

NEW ORLEANS -- The cost of "lumping" -- the hiring of local casual labor to unload trucks -- has risen 44% in the past two years.

That finding was among several presented during the "Inbound Logistics: Managing and Controlling Freight Costs" seminar at last week's Distribution Conference here sponsored by the Food Marketing Institute, Washington.

A survey conducted by Arthur Wells Group, St. Louis, examined trends in the trucking industry and how they are affecting the superma

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