Currently in the U.S. a nationwide truck shortage is forcing thousands of shippers (exporters) into a tough choice of either to postpone all but their most important container deliveries, or pay higher rates to move their shipments.
A new federal safety rule in December requiring drivers to track their hours behind the wheel with electronic logging devices (ELD’s) has exacerbated the problem. Prices shot up for some routes that now might take two days instead of one because of stricter time keeping.
Another factor is a growing shortage of qualified drivers. The shortage is having a dramatic effect on the ability to deliver freight in a timely and effective manner.
There is an increased risk of demurrage, detention, storage and dry run charges along with huge delays.
We are currently monitoring this situation with our agents in the United States and will contact you directly should your shipment be affected.
If you have any queries regarding the above, please do not hesitate to contact our sales team.