Worker Shortages and More Pose a Challenge to Freight Companies

Elementum

But issues surrounding labor and rising fuel prices pose real threats to the freight industry. Despite ramped-up recruiting efforts, this number is expected to triple by 2026. Technology Comes to the Aid of Freight Companies. But to effectively grapple with their operations to make them faster and better, companies will have to be committed to streamlining their processes — from sourcing, to loading, to manpower utilization and more.

Worker Shortages and More Pose a Challenge to Freight Companies

Elementum

But issues surrounding labor and rising fuel prices pose real threats to the freight industry. Despite ramped-up recruiting efforts, this number is expected to triple by 2026. Technology Comes to the Aid of Freight Companies. But to effectively grapple with their operations to make them faster and better, companies will have to be committed to streamlining their processes — from sourcing, to loading, to manpower utilization and more.

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Addressing Labor Shortages in Warehouse and DC Operations

NC State SCRC

The shortage of workers is causing companies to look at non-traditional sources, including individual with a criminal record. Freight rates are on the rise, and there are signs that the shortage are unlikely to abate. The American Trucking Association expect a shortage of roughly 70,000 truck drivers in 2019, which will increase to 175,000 by 2026. A group of executive joined SCRC faculty and staff for a one-day workshop held on February 28, 2019.

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

Talking Logistics

We experienced a ‘freight recession,’ last year, which eased the pressure on the driver market,” [ATA Chief Economist] Bob Costello said. Now that freight volumes accelerating again, we should expect to see a significant tightening of the driver market.”.