According to information released today by TransCore, a key provider of transportation technology, freight volumes are up 39% in February over January’s already record highs! February 2011 was 64% higher than load volume in February 2010. If you haven’t felt the pinch, you’re going to soon.
If you haven’t already heard, the capacity crunch (driver shortage) everyone has been predicting has arrived, and it’s packing a mean punch. This is not the story of the broker who cried wolf, friends, it’s the industry reality right now. To describe the online activity around this topic, FRENZY isn’t too strong of a word. Carriers are turning down loads in epic proportions, and it’s occurring for every reason you could possibly imagine.
In the wake of the new CSA regulations, the entire logistics industry is hunkering down for the predicted fall out, monster sized capacity issues. We’re hearing driver shortage estimates from 150,000 to upward of 500,000 or more! The regulations are coming at the worst possible timing, economically speaking, according to Stifel Nicolaus, conditions in our economy will be a significant improvement over the recent past, supporting transportation growth of 3%+. Everyone’s quickly putting together the math, who’s going to haul all of this freight?
Trinity Transport, Inc., a third-party logistics supplier of transportation solutions, announced a new service division to serve shippers in various industries from retail to manufacturing.
Trinity Transport, Inc. has earned membership into the Responsible Care Initiative sponsored by the American Chemistry Council by demonstrating their commitment to upholding the principles and practices in accordance with the organization’s mission for safe practices. Responsible Care is the chemical industry’s initiative that demonstrates the industry’s commitment to continuous improvements in health, safety, and environmental performance. Trinity Transport is committed to the safe handling and transportation of chemical shipments.
If you are a driver or trucking company working in or around the ports, you have most likely heard about the TWIC Card. For those of you that haven’t, or who have heard about it but are not clear on the nuts and bolts, we’d like to share our knowledge of the requirements in preparation for the port deadline.
Trinity Transport, Inc. has joined the SmartWaySM Transport Partnership, an innovative collaboration between U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the freight industry designed to increase energy efficiency while significantly reducing greenhouse gases and air pollution.