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Keep on Truckin'

The American economy runs on trucks. Nearly 70 percent of all the freight tonnage in the United States moves on big rubber wheels. It's not an overstatement to say that without the trucking industry and its drivers, the economy would come to a crashing halt.

But the trucking industry faces a projected shortage of 46,000 drivers in the next 3 years. That's a tough situation under any circumstances, but factor in the continued growth of ecommerce, which is putting a greater number of trucks on the road, and that driver shortage is even more alarming.

 

The Best-Laid Plans

With mail volume declining and the mail mix changing, the U.S. Postal Service is adjusting processing capacity and the size of the network to better match the current workload. But getting to the end game has been painful, with plenty of bumps and bruises. Service, in particular, has taken a hit.

 

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