September 1, 2014
Dear Valued Distributor:
Companies across North America today face challenges related to truck industry
dynamics, which includes securing delivery services and managing increased freight rates
associated with transporting goods. Numerous news reports confirm that the North
American trucking market has moved into a short position due to a variety of reasons:
• A continued Nationwide shortage of qualified drivers
• Infrastructure still not back to pre-recession levels (9% fewer trucks on the
road today vs. in 2007);
• New Hours of Service (HOS) rules;
• Severe winter weather in late 2013/early 2014;
• Demand increases by an improving economy.
Dow continues to take proactive internal action to mitigate the impact of these industry
circumstances on the company’s ability to reliably serve our valued customers. Given the
persistent nature of these conditions, internal actions alone will be insufficient to address
these issues. Therefore, Dow is introducing a new truck delivery fee, reflecting the ever
increasing competition for trucks and drivers as well as the resultant impact to truck
Truck Delivery Fee
Effective October 1, 2014 or as contracts permit, a truck delivery fee of USD $350/truck
will be applied to all truck orders with Delivered or Seller Absorbs Freight terms.
If you have any questions regarding these updated policies, please contact your Dow
Sales representative at any time.
Thank you for your continued business.
NAA Commercial Vice President
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