Big Truck TV
With the "Fiscal Cliff" averted, we begin 2013 with a sigh of relief. While the outlook for 2013 is positive, we might see a blip in Q4 earnings due to Hurricane Sandy & the fiscal conservatism many businesses adhered to in anticipation of a poor outcome from Washington. Trucking will benefit from a stronger economy but still faces a major hurdle it has struggled with & has yet to resolve - the driver shortage. Gains in the labour market will only exasperate this situation. The market will likely force a solution as shippers seek alternatives like intermodal. This week, we interview Page Siplon - Executive Director of the Georgia Center of Innovation for Logistics on the role that logistics & supply chain play in the economy & how the critical driver shortage will impact trucking & shippers.