Friday, May 27, 2011
Transportation Costs Amplify Market Conditions
While many people are getting ready to hit the road for the holiday weekend, it seems fitting to end my month of pricing blogs with an early post containing a word or two on transportation costs. For the past couple of weeks I have blogged about how commodity pricing and supply shortages have led Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) manufacturers to announce price increases. It seems that every year for the past few years around the unofficial start of the summer season Americans have grappled with rising prices at the pump. This year is no different, as skyrocketing fuel costs have affected everything from air freight to ground delivery to the point where some manufacturers have begun to levy fuel surcharges. At this time, these added fees have not directly affected the cost of Arbill's safety products. We will monitor the situation closely, as always, in an effort to continue to provide our customers with the highest quality and value across the whole spectrum of Arbill's safety solutions. Have a great holiday weekend and drive safely!