Transportation Issues Alert
Trucking is a basic commodity and very necessary to the roofing industry. Truckers have struggled for years to cover incrementally increasing costs, but without a great deal of success. Increasing insurance costs now coupled with rapidly rising fuel costs and slightly more restrictive HOS rules have given rise to the tightening of pricing and service standards coming from the trucking industry. But keep your eyes on this. If history repeats itself, the trucking industry is very, very competitive and what goes up may very well come down.