March 1, 2014
There’s a lot of talk around lack of capacity in the trucking world, exacerbated by a shortage of drivers, and for that matter, the retention of the drivers the carrier already has. Shippers should be aware of these challenges, and not get caught unprepared. While solid relationships with your carriers are an important part of risk mitigation, having the capacity to make last minute adjustments, source additional capacity, replace underperforming carriers is not just prudent business, it’s a survival necessity! Transportation Management Systems are now, more than ever, a critical part of a shipper’s strategic logistics plan, regardless of company size. Read along this month as we explore the challenges being faced for capacity and driver retention.