Addressing Labor Shortages in Warehouse and DC Operations
NC State SCRC
MARCH 4, 2019
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!