Reforms made to hours of service (HOS) regulations imposed back in July are one of several factors starting to affect the profitability of carriers, particularly those in the long-haul TL segment of the industry. “Cost pressures within the TL space appear to be rising more quickly than pricing increases,” noted Benjamin Hartford, an analyst with Wall Street firm Robert W. Baird & Co., in a recent freight update, adding that productivity drags from the recently implemented ...

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