Why Taxing Automation is a Bad Idea

Talking Logistics

Today when most of us think of modern automation, grand images of million-dollar robots with giant arms completing complex (even dangerous) tasks in an automotive plant or complex warehouse fulfillment using automated storage and retrieval systems (ASRS) immediately come to mind.

Addressing Labor Shortages in Warehouse and DC Operations


He was promoted to a full-time job in 2017, and is now earning more than $16 an hour. 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. Many other jobs such as Material Handler, pickers, and other general warehouse position are bretween $12,00-$14,000, with fork life operators making up to $16 range. Once we hire them, keeping them in the warehouse is a whole other issue!

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The Future Is Now for Logistics

Material Handling & Logistics

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. These measures further reduce warehouse capacity, driving rates even higher," the report says.

Transportation Innovation 2018


A lively discussion followed regarding how the technologies will affect the transportation and warehousing industries. Autonomous technology has been used in manufacturing and distribution centers for years where AGV are used for moving product throughout a warehouse.