Mark Fierek to Lead Specialized Furniture Carriers Division

December 4, 2017 – HIGH POINT, N.C. – The Specialized Furniture Carriers, a division of the American Home Furnishings Alliance since 2009, has named officers and board members for 2018.

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Specialty Carriers Face Massive Driver Shortage

Powell Slaughter - Furniture Today, November 29, 2017 - HIGH POINT - The ongoing shortage of truck drivers limiting specialty furniture carriers’ growth and straining existing service capacity to home furnishing retailers shows no signs of improving.

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Eliminating Delivery Bottlenecks

Powell Slaughter - Furniture Today, November 28, 2017 - HIGH POINT — A shortage of drivers and stricter adherence to the hours they can work through implementation of electronic logging devices have specialized furniture carriers operating at or beyond capacity.

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Electronic Logging Devices Have Some Pluses

Powell Slaughter - Furniture Today, November 28, 2017 - HIGH POINT — Implementation of electronic log devices will eliminate any flexibility on hours-of-service regulation and requires constant attention to and adaptation of new scheduling procedures on specialized carriers’ part, but the technology is not without its upside.

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Truck Stop: Retailers Could Feel the Pinch of New Regulation Constraints

Powell Slaughter - Furniture Today, November 28, 2017 - HIGH POINT - Service constraints from hours-of-service regulation and fierce competition for drivers are making timely service ever harder for less-than-truckload carriers delivering goods to furniture retailers’ docks.

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