Truck Driver Shortage, Other Troubles Could Push Up Prices for Consumers

A shortage of truck drivers, ripple effects from an extraordinarily harsh winter, new federal trucking regulations, more items needing to be transported and higher fuel costs are why some companies are having a tough time getting their deliveries on time and at a reasonable price. Industries as diverse as beer distributors and auto parts manufacturers are rollin’, rollin’, rollin’ into a trucking crunch — and that could mean increased prices for consumers. With the U.S.