Executive Briefings

The Capacity Crunch: What's Ahead

Ocean and land carriers that pared down their fleets during the 2008-2009 recession are being very cautious about adding back capacity, says Dave Howland of APL Logistics. Couple that with new truck safety regulations expected to further shrink the driver pool and it becomes clear that capacity shortages will be a fact of life for several years to come, he says. Howland offers suggestions on how shippers can work with carriers to ensure their service doesn't suffer. [Run Time (Min.): 9:40]

Ocean and land carriers that pared down their fleets during the 2008-2009 recession are being very cautious about adding back capacity, says Dave Howland of APL Logistics. Couple that with new truck safety regulations expected to further shrink the driver pool and it becomes clear that capacity shortages will be a fact of life for several years to come, he says. Howland offers suggestions on how shippers can work with carriers to ensure their service doesn't suffer. [Run Time (Min.): 9:40]