Industry-wide Loading Inefficiencies Hurt Everyone; They Even Disrespect Our Drivers
Question: What do these industry players all have in common?
- The manufacturer that simply wants its product out the door and on its way, delivered on time and damage-free
- The shipping department manager whose sole focus is the cheapest carrier today, right now, on this immediate delivery
- The third-party logistics rep whose single-minded measure of success is moving the product down the road on the shipper’s timeline
Answer: With their narrowly focused, niche perspectives on the supply-chain process, they’re all part of a big problem.
They’re all contributing to huge inefficiencies that are costing “us” dearly … all of “us” in a North American economy that lives and dies by the truck.