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Truck freight rates continue to escalate

Oct 11, 2018 at 08:18 AM CST
KANSAS CITY — Shortages of truck drivers and railroad workers continue to plague the transportation industry and contribute to soaring freight costs for shippers. Fuel prices are up sharply, trade wars have complicated export movement of grain (and other products) and harvest of huge corn and soybean crops is underway. Meanwhile, Hurricane Florence briefly snarled logistics along the East coast.