First up in our weekly whiteboard series: American manufacturers rely heavily on trucks for shipping freight – but there just aren't enough truckers to meet demand. What are the reasons for the shortage? The news desk explains in this whiteboard video.
No matter the cost, manufacturers are stuck on trucking. “There’s really no other option for us. Using (intermodal) rail is too slow, and just not cost efficient,” said the head of operations for an aluminum manufacturing plant in the US...
The trucking industry has turned to technology to address the industry's worsening trucker shortage and labor strike issues while Congress attempts to resolve the problem through legislation.
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