Addressing Labor Shortages in Warehouse and DC Operations

NC State SCRC

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 Future Is Now for Logistics

Material Handling & 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. The capacity crunch and technology are reshaping ?the