The nation’s truckstops and travel plazas provide fuel to the nations truckers. From outlook of freight to the future of trucking, NATSO and the NATSO Foundation are on the forefront of industry issues.
The U.S. economy is poised for significant expansion for the first time since the great recession, according to American Trucking Associations’ Chief Economist Bob Costello. But a growing economy could constrain truck capacity.
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The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is requesting the truckstop and travel plaza industry’s help as it conducts a federally mandated survey of available truck parking across the United States.
Today’s retailers are striving to get goods to the market quickly, and a growing number of shippers are turning to regional distribution centers to ensure goods are closer to the consumer and can be picked and packed rapidly.
As carriers and shippers navigated the weak economy, they worked to increase efficiencies. For some this meant shifting distribution patterns, while for others it meant turning to inter- modal and private fleets.
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