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May 31, 2016
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State of temperature-controlled trucking: Regulatory woes
The refrigerated trucking industry hauled 520.1 million tons of freight in 2015, equaling 5 percent of all truck freight (10.35 billion tons), according to the American Truck Association’s first Refrigerated Truck Freight Market Analysis. The recently released report, supported in part by GCCA, cited that refrigerated freight generated $14.3 billion in revenue, equaling 1.9 percent of all truck revenue ($748.9 billion). The research highlights the critical importance of the refrigerated trucking industry to both the U.S. trucking industry and the broader economy. The contribution of refrigerated carriers, however, is doing little to allay their anxieties as carriers are facing a host of new food safety rules that went into effect in March, as part of the Food Safety Modernization Act. An article in the May-June issue of COLD FACTS goes into more detail. More

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