Transportation Trends – January 2022

White House Revs Up Trucker Recruitment Drive

The Biden administration revealed its plan to increase the number of commercial truck drivers in the U.S. The shortage of truck drivers has been one of the many components that has caused the recent supply chain struggles. This plan aims to make a career in truck driving more appealing to veterans, women, and young people. While this won’t be an instant fix to the supply chain solution it will help the issue from getting worse and will keep the freight moving.

Third Party Logistics (3PL): More critical than ever

Over the past several years shipping and logistics has become increasingly important and complex. Many businesses are trying to implement their own last-mile and warehousing solutions to match Amazon. This, however, is no easy feat and as a result many companies are looking to third party logistics to handle some of the load. This article goes over some of the changes that have been seen, the causes, and where we can expect things to go.

More Trucking Acquisitions Ahead for 2022

The shipping and transportation industry has always been pretty heavy on mergers and acquisitions. Estimates put the number of trucking companies at around 1 million, with most owning 6 or less trucks. 2021 saw a heavy increase in acquisitions and it is believed this trend will continue into 2022 and maybe beyond.

7 Transportation & Logistics Technology Trends to Watch

What are some of the new and innovative things you can expect to see in the logistics and transportation industry? This article goes over seven advancements you can expect to see some time soon. Everything from digital twins to track-inspection drones. There are always advancements being made to improve the supply chain, find out more in the link below.



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