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Sep 5, 2016

TRUCKING INDUSTRY TRENDS * USA

* Ohio - Six trends impacting the trucking industry

... From increasingly stringent fuel efficiency regulations to the regionalization of fleets, a number of trends continue to impact the North American trucking industry... Let’s look at six of the top trends within the segment:

1. Tonnage increases ... 
2. Trucks on the Road ... 
3. Fuel Efficiency Regulations ... 
4. Tractor/Trailer Build Growth ... 
5. Driver Shortages ... 
 6. Regionalization of Fleets ... 

 ... Fleets are utilizing more ports of entry, using drop-and-hook to better manage driver hours-of-service. They are also taking advantage of intermodal – when and where it makes sense to operate more efficiently, all in an effort to try to lower their costs. As a result, we’re seeing a shift toward more regional service, with trucks traveling shorter distances... 
(Photo: There are nearly 3.5 million Class 8 trucks on the road in the United States, with many communities depending on trucks to deliver goods)  --  Akron, OH, USA - Tire Review, article written by The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. - September 1, 2016

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