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Will Disappearing Trucks Lead to Supply Chain Failures?

The commercial truck scarcity predicted for the past two years is starting to become reality, forcing shippers to rethink how to keep their supply networks functioning smoothly.

U.S. truck capacity is so tight that analysts and trucking executives are warning of serious shortages at the slightest sign of improvement in the economy.

"Sometime in 2012 there is a reasonable probability of sporadic supply chain failures based on capacity," freight industry economist Noël Perry recently said at the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals' annual conference in Philadelphia.

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The commercial truck scarcity predicted for the past two years is starting to become reality, forcing shippers to rethink how to keep their supply networks functioning smoothly.

U.S. truck capacity is so tight that analysts and trucking executives are warning of serious shortages at the slightest sign of improvement in the economy.

"Sometime in 2012 there is a reasonable probability of sporadic supply chain failures based on capacity," freight industry economist Noël Perry recently said at the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals' annual conference in Philadelphia.

Read Full Article