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Food Distribution – On Thin Ice?

Touch the Soil News #975 (Feature photo – Refer Truck for Food – CCA SA 4.0 International) The nation’s primary distribution service (semi-trucks) is fighting Electronic Logging Devices which rigidly enforce laws and regulations cutting down the speed at which food historically moved. Then there is the shortage of trucks, in which there may be 10 to 12 loads in the pipeline for every truck. Now, the American Truck Association revealed that a shortage of truck drivers is driving up costs as pay, benefit packages and even sign-on bonuses are at their highest level ever. The challenges facing the trucking industry are happening at a time when the food chain…

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