Looking Back at Previous Capacity Crunches & How Shippers Responded


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.

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

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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.

Musk's Electric-Car Vision Doubted by Major Auto-Parts Suppliers

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“There’s a lot of buzz and a lot of talk about how the world’s going to change to electrified vehicles overnight, and I’m here to tell you it’s not going to happen overnight, and it’s not going to happen for decades,” said David Dauch, CEO of American Axle & Manufacturing.

Why Taxing Automation is a Bad Idea

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Since the dawn of manufacturing, business owners have always looked for ways to automate processes. The ATA estimates the shortage could reach 50,000 by the end of 2017 and could even grow to 176,000 by 2026.

Transportation Innovation 2018


Autonomous technology has been used in manufacturing and distribution centers for years where AGV are used for moving product throughout a warehouse. Consumers spent $453.46B online for retail purchases in 2017, a 16.0% USPS alone had an estimated 70,000 delivery drivers in 2017.

The Future Is Now for Logistics

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We saw that starting to turn around in 2016 and continued to accelerate into 2017," he notes. trillion in 2017, up 6.2% Parcel delivery volumes jumped 7% to $99 billion in 2017. The capacity crunch and technology are reshaping ?the the supply chain.