Transportation in 2017: Important Trends and Challenges

Frank McGuigan, President and Chief Operating Officer at Transplace, addresses the following questions and more in this timely and informative episode:

  • With President Trump looking to shake things up – from renegotiating NAFTA to dropping out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership – what potential impact could these changes have on manufacturing and transportation in the U.S.?
  • Regulations such as CSA, HOS, and ELDs have been hotly debated in recent years. How will these and other emerging regulations impact the transportation industry this year and beyond?
  • How would you characterize capacity today — is it tightening, staying the same, loosening — and what do you expect will happen in the months ahead?
  • What impact is Uber, Amazon, and other new entrants having on the transportation market? How should existing service providers and shippers respond?
  • Do you see additional progress happening this year with driverless trucks? What are you hearing from shippers, carriers, and truck manufacturers about driverless trucks?
  • What new transportation management systems (TMS) capabilities are customers looking for today? What benefits are these solutions providing?

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