Resin distributors need someone behind the wheel

Roll on, 18-wheelers: A shortage of truck drivers is impacting the resin distribution market.

At Chase Plastics Services Inc. in Clarkston, Mich., President Kevin Chase said that his firm “used to be able to get a truck within 24 hours, but now it takes four or five days.” He added that profit margins are being squeezed by higher transportation costs and higher wages for drivers, as well as by raw material cost and volatility.

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