Worker Shortages and More Pose a Challenge to Freight Companies

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Transportation is one of the world's largest industries and deeply influences how efficiently global supply chains are able to run. 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. truck drivers transportation freight trucking

Worker Shortages and More Pose a Challenge to Freight Companies

Elementum

Transportation is one of the world's largest industries and deeply influences how efficiently global supply chains are able to run. 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. truck drivers transportation freight trucking

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Transportation TIP List: Week of March 3rd, 2019

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Likewise, this week’s TIP List has a particularly bright outlook; including news on the growing freight business and the projected increase to the size of the global supply chain analytics market. Supply Chain Analytics Market Will Be Worth $10.7

Collaborative Logistics’ Role in the Emergence of the Physical Internet

Material Handling and Logistics

It may seem impossible today, but the physical Internet could be embedded into freight supply chains by 2050. Indeed, it will not only optimize entire supply chain ecosystems but also reshape and reengineer them.

Addressing Labor Shortages in Warehouse and DC Operations

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Workers are so scarce that, in many parts of the country, low-skill jobs are being handed out to pretty much anyone willing to take them – and high-skilled workers are in even shorter supply.”. 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.

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Why the Great Driver Shortage Is Now Top of Mind for Shippers & a Driver of a Capacity Crunch

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In fact, the truck driver shortage is expected to double to 100,000 in the next five years, but other industry experts, reports Iris Kuo of Trucks.com , suggest actual worsening could be as high as 200,000 unfilled positions by 2026.

Trucking Companies Are (Finally) Recruiting More Women

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In light of this shortage, pressure has been mounting on carriers to reach out to untapped workforce pools in order to close the gap and keep supply chains moving. If the trend continues, the ATA predicts the industry could fall short by 174,000 drivers by 2026. They’ve since been struggling to meet increasing demand for freight transport. The American Trucking Association estimates that trucking companies are short by as much as 45,000 drivers.

Where Have The Drivers Gone?

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The most immediate impact of the truck driver shortage (beyond the shortage itself) has to do with its effect on supply chains everywhere.

The Future Is Now for Logistics

Material Handling and Logistics

the supply chain. The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals' annual State of Logistics report attempts to offer just such a map -- accompanied by some timely warnings. The capacity crunch and technology are reshaping ?the