AMERICAN COPPER COUNCIL 2017: US freight, transportation in 'perfect storm', Ryder System says

The freight and transportation sectors in the United States are in the middle of a “perfect storm” that is creating persistent problems for road haulage, a senior representative of transportation and supply chain management firm Ryder System said.

Technology will help to alleviate such issues in the future, however, Mark Swenson, senior vice president of business development - supply chain solutions, told the American Copper Council’s autumn meeting in Dallas, in the state of Texas. Trucking in the US is now operating at 99% of capacity, he added. “The industry is approaching full active truck utilization. As US [gross domestic product] keeps increasing, there’s...


Andrea Hotter

November 17, 2017

09:30 GMT