Q4 News Round Up: Are you prepared for the new “normal”?
December 02, 2013
The stop and start nature of the economy, coupled with ongoing government dysfunction, has created a “new normal” in the logistics and transportation marketplace. While there’s improvement in some freight transportation sectors, there’s day-to-day fluctuation in others—leading to a decidedly mixed rate and capacity outlook as we head into 2014.
During this Webcast Group Editorial Director Michael Levans, Group News Editor Jeff Berman, and Ben Hackett, founder of transportation research and advisory firm Hackett Associates, will put context around the top news stories of Q4 2013 to help you prepare for the transportation market environment that lies ahead.
A few of the market-shaping news stories/trends that will be discussed include:
- Despite government shutdown and a downwardly revised annual forecast, activity at U.S.-based retail container ports continues on a growth path.
- The ongoing challenges facing LTL carrier YRC Worldwide as they continue to regain their financial footing.
- The growing role of natural gas as an alternative to fossil fuels in the trucking and railroad sectors.
- Slowly emerging evidence that the new changes to the motor carrier hours-of-service (HOS) regulations are hindering the truckload market.
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