This is a fascinating period for the trucking industry. Momentum is undeniably building in domestic manufacturing. Who will drive those manufactured goods remains to be seen; driverless trucks promise to change the dynamics of the industry in almost unimaginable ways. Across the trucking world, change is right around the corner... except for the literal corners.
New HOS Regulations Regarding Logistics Management
Many changes in logistics have happened over the last few decades. Online shopping made the biggest impact on the logistics model, making efficiency in the warehousing, distribution, and transportation parts of the supply chain more important as companies began to compete through the speed with which they could process orders and deliver the them to the customer’s door. Distribution centers were built near population centers. Third-party logistics companies, including port trucking companies savannah, and last mile trucking online platforms were invented.
Technology and Trucking
Third-party logistics (3PL) providers are being buffeted by industry-wide changes and other factors that present both challenges and opportunities. Supply chains are growing in complexity and in scope. Enterprises large and small are dealing with new factors that increase the complexity of doing business. All sorts of businesses that were once dominant are going under or struggling as the forces of technological change, shifting consumer preferences and tastes, and global economic volatility converge. These factors provide a strong incentive to leaders of businesses, including 3PL providers, to continually adapt, commit to innovation and adopt new tools to strengthen their core competencies while also proving willing to expand their range of services.