TruckerPerch is a Google group that lists every trucker event in the country. This includes road shows and rallies. You can join here . There are also several communities, such as Truckers Unite (which collects many similar emails); Notorious Trucker Events; OOIDA forums; and Reddit groups for each states largest trucking associations.
What is the leading carrier in trucking industry today?
Central Transportation Inc, and Truckstop.com
What was the effect of reagan deregulating the trucking industry ??
There were two effects to deregulating the trucking industry. The first was cheaper routes, especially when it came to national highways because of the lack of government regulation problems. The other thing that cheap gas had a large positive effect on roads is companies like Con-way, who demanded fast delivery times for their busses because lightweight cargo only has a fair amount of transportation time. Lousy roads cost millions and millions in lawsuits which pushes up maintenance costs at every company in America.
Who is the founder of american trucking industry?
you could go to wikipedia and its founder would be vanderbilt. that’s a whole other story though.
What did de regulation do to the trucking industry?
The de regulation of the trucking industry did several things. It created more opportunities for fleets/ dealers and independent operators by limiting relationships between major fleet owners and independent operators; this limits abuse by the larger companies. This was intended to provide “access to a competitively priced route earlier in the ticket process reducing discrimination against smaller carriers and shippers”.
De-regulation fixed the truckload rates relative to just the actual costs. Economies of scale were lessened because reduced tie-ins with storage facilities etc. allowed smaller carriers to take advantage of greater pricing variability within their load types (Timber, dry freight, perishable). In principle there should have been economies of scope as well but they were mainly utilised in some industries such as transportation for logs where quantities are large (it is assumed that these would have supported D2D associations despite enforced commercial unit size regulation). De-regulation introduced what has been termed an “inventory non-flow”, i.e., shippers are under no obligation to hold even adequate supplies on hand, unlike virtually every other industry where branded products basically constitute inventory prior to sale (jewellery sales, clothing lines, etc.). This opens up new options for deal structures where big fish get involved with less developed regional /