...for the first half of 2006 at least, and then they are expected to rise a bit in the third and fourth quarter. Reports by analysts and detailed in Logistics Today shows that container lines, trucking lines, and the railroads are still going strong and the supply chain seems filled.
The trucking world is still looking for drivers and the new hours of service requirements which went into effect on January 1 still need to be worked through. Railroads are still running near capacity and still addressing delays and infrastructure issues.
The article from Logistics Today is a good summary of the pricing and capacity issues that impact all logistical operations. A must read..if you will.