Truck Driver Shortage: Getting Better, Worse, or No Problem at All?

Talking Logistics

This past October, the American Trucking Associations warned that the trucking industry could be short 50,000 drivers by the end of 2017. In the report, ATA projects the shortage to reach 50,000 by the end of 2017 and if current trends hold the shortage could grow to more than 174,000 by 2026.

The Future Is Now for Logistics

Material Handling & Logistics

Given the swiftly changing logistics environment, those who navigate the new world we live in need a roadmap to guide their actions. The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals' annual State of Logistics report attempts to offer just such a map -- accompanied by some timely warnings.

Looking Back at Previous Capacity Crunches & How Shippers Responded

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Also, the driver short has continually grown worse for the last eight years, and it is expected to continue through 2026, asserts Iris Kuo of Trucks.com. Some of the tightest of the previous capacity crunches have occurred within the last two decades.

Why Taxing Automation is a Bad Idea

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The ATA estimates the shortage could reach 50,000 by the end of 2017 and could even grow to 176,000 by 2026. For the past several years he has been focused exclusively on research and prototyping of innovative / emerging new solutions for the supply chain and the logistics industry.

Addressing Labor Shortages in Warehouse and DC Operations

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He was promoted to a full-time job in 2017, and is now earning more than $16 an hour. The shortage of workers has hit the trucking and logistics industry particularly hard. Truck driver salaries are up, with private fleet drivers earning as much as $86,000 annually in 2017, with an entry level median position of $53,000. The American Trucking Association expect a shortage of roughly 70,000 truck drivers in 2019, which will increase to 175,000 by 2026.

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Worker Shortages and More Pose a Challenge to Freight Companies

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According to Plunkett Research, transportation revenues in 2017 reached over $1 billion in the U.S. Today, trucking, shipping, air shipping, and other logistics services are all experiencing disruption: As consumer expectations evolve, businesses are constantly pressured to deliver high-quality goods in the shortest amount of time. Despite ramped-up recruiting efforts, this number is expected to triple by 2026.

Transportation Innovation 2018

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Tompkins International (Tompkins) recently led a two-hour workshop on logistics technology innovations. Automated Guided Vehicles (AGV) are fairly common in the logistics industry. Tompkins believes the next wave of progress in logistics automation will be in final-mile delivery.

Amazon vs. Flipkart: The Race to Dominate Indian E-Commerce

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the Indian e-commerce market is estimated to reach $200 billion by 2026. Amazon, on the other hand, has relied less on acquisitions and more on strategic partnerships with local logistics companies to bolster business.

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Amazon vs. Flipkart: The Race to Dominate Indian E-Commerce

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the Indian e-commerce market is estimated to reach $200 billion by 2026. Amazon, on the other hand, has relied less on acquisitions and more on strategic partnerships with local logistics companies to bolster business. India became Amazon's fastest-growing market for Amazon Prime in 2017 , having grown nearly 5 times in size between the beginning of the year and October.

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