The freight markets are in a tailspin, with many big trucks taking longer to ship goods than expected.
It’s causing a shortage in the supply of goods, but also in demand for those goods.
The government has ordered the state-owned Saia Freight to increase the speed of trucks arriving in and out of the ports of San Diego, Los Angeles, and Long Beach to cope with the shortage.
That’s a move that may help the industry to avoid a full-blown crash in the short term.
The freight supply is likely to be tighter for a while.
But the disruption caused by the slowdowns is likely not going away anytime soon.
Saia said in a statement that the new increase is “necessary to keep freight moving at a fast pace” and to provide greater reliability for customers.