April 2011 trucking conditions
The Randall-Reilly MarketPulse survey for showed that concern over driver availability grew during April as 40% said a shortage of quality drivers was their No. 1 worry. Fuel was the top concern of 24%, which is down about 4 points from March – the same amount as the increase in the concern over driver availability. However, anecdotally, several participants in the monthly survey reported a slowing of freight at the end of April.