Executive Briefing:
Predictions and Practices for the 2011 Transportation Environment

January 12, 2011

Look for higher (potentially much higher) transportation rates. Shippers could see their LTL and Truckload transportation costs increase by as much as 10% - 12% due to a combination of carrier rate increases, and fuel surcharge increases. The elements that are forcing shippers to operate under a different set of rules and are attributing to the steeply rising freight costs include: CSA2010, the addition to Hours of Service (HOS); proposed new rules for EOBR's, the qualification for drivers, diesel emissions, the battle with CARB at the California Ports, the independent contractor issue, and the list goes on…