WAIT TIME SEEN KEY TO CUTTING COST OF TRUCKING

MIAMI -- A driver shortage, increased freight demand and new government regulations will mean drastically higher shipping costs later this year, said a speaker at last month's Food Marketing Institute Distribution Conference here.The only effective way to deal with this challenge, which does not even take into account recent increases in fuel costs, is to reduce the amount of time drivers spend waiting

MIAMI -- A driver shortage, increased freight demand and new government regulations will mean drastically higher shipping costs later this year, said a speaker at last month's Food Marketing Institute Distribution Conference here.

The only effective way to deal with this challenge, which does not even take into account recent increases in fuel costs, is to reduce the amount of time drivers spend waiting at distribution facilities, said Lana R. Batts, president of the Truckload Carrier

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