Strict trucking regulations add costs for firms

Jun 21, 2013 | 04:00 PM | Everdeen Mason

Tags  aluminum, AMM Aluminum Summit, PLS Logistics, Jacque Morrow, John Lapides, united aluminum, trucking, freight everdeen mason

NEW YORK — More-stringent freight and trucking regulations have made the United States less competitive for many industries, including metals, and the newest limitations on truckers could cause a 5-percent drop in deliveries, according to executives in the transportation and logistics sectors.

The newest trucking regulations—which require drivers to have longer breaks between trips and log their own hours—compounded by an overall driver shortage, have contributed to the recent lack of freight availability, PLS Logistics Services Inc. director of national accounts Jacque Morrow said at AMM’s Aluminum Summit in New York.....

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