Addressing Labor Shortages in Warehouse and DC Operations


Freight rates are on the rise, and there are signs that the shortage are unlikely to abate. 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. The American Trucking Association expect a shortage of roughly 70,000 truck drivers in 2019, which will increase to 175,000 by 2026. Once we hire them, keeping them in the warehouse is a whole other issue!

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The Myths and Benefits of Using a 3PL: Evaluation Criteria to Consider


report found that the global 3PL market would surpass $1,800 billion by 2026. Knowing what you want and need from a 3PL ahead of time will help you focus on what’s right for your company’s needs and reduce barriers to freight technology adoption.

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The Future Is Now for Logistics

Material Handling and Logistics

But some Class 1 railroads, CSX in particular, are cutting back on intermodal service to favor more profitable freight. If things don't change, and we continue up this progression, by 2026, we will be at 170,000 drivers short. Warehousing is one link in the supply chain that needs to take a more active role in embracing technological innovation, according to the researchers. These measures further reduce warehouse capacity, driving rates even higher," the report says.