The Trucker Shortage
As manufacturers ramp-up production to meet the increasing demands of a growing U.S. economy, they are forced to deal with transportation shortages. They are faced with driver and equipment shortages for both long-haul and local deliveries. In addition to these issues, they are also experiencing significant increases in rail delivery lead times. As one of our customers put it, the rail and truck delivery systems are running at maximum capacity. The transportation system is full. Companies across the spectrum including manufacturing, retail, agriculture, and consumer goods must manage increased transportation costs and longer delivery times for both truck and rail shipments.