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Transportation Perspective

Our specialization in transportation industry has been in building automation solutions for driver recruitment.
This covers the entire life cycle of processes including automated posting on job boards all the way through
driver background verification, reference checks, call recording and onboarding. Other significant areas of
expertise include workflow automation, job scheduling, fleet management,
fleet financing, field to office reporting and field safety audit.

Our specialization in transportation industry covers the entire life cycle of processes including automated posting on job boards all the way through driver background verification, reference checks, call recording and on boarding.

Automation

Labor shortages and capacity constraints are driving deep investments in technology and automation, such as load matching, robotics, artificial intelligence, machine learning, APIs, and self-driving vehicles.

Ecommerce

Traditional bricks-and-mortar store-based distribution models are being replaced with less forgiving ecommerce-based fulfillment models that provide less buffer inventory, that require faster transit times, and that demand more precise pick-up and delivery times (including same-day deliveries).

Amazon

The 900-pound gorilla of the freight world continues to build out its own transportation and logistics network, challenging logistics firms to think outside the box. Operators must consider how to both compete and partner with Amazon to deliver the ecommerce and omnichannel logistics solutions retailers will require.

Global Growth

Regional growth in China, Mexico, and India will continue to drive a need for effective logistics solutions in those countries. Tightening regulations in China are resulting in some manufacturing and supply chain shifts to other Asian countries. The fast delivery requirements of ecommerce are leading to near-sourcing trends as manufacturers and distributors try to locate inventory closer to consumers.

Consolidation

M&A activity within the logistics industry will continue in this seller-friendly market as operators look for both growth and technology opportunities. Larger mergers are expected in the high-velocity fulfillment ecommerce area.

Shrinking capacity

The economy, the driver shortage, government regulations, and other factors are tightening capacity in the freight industry.

Tightened budgets

When looking to trim costs and improve profitability, companies tend to look at transportation as one of the first functional areas to save on costs.

Developments in technology

Technological developments have streamlined and increased the productivity of company operations, created efficiencies for drivers and optimized the overall freight management process.

Lead time

Advanced lead time notice can be tremendous in affecting a shipper’s freight spend. It is advantageous for shippers to make sure that their internal functional areas are clearly communicating as to when product will be ready to ship. In turn, giving as much advance notice as possible to your third-party logistics partner or carrier will help reduce your shipping costs. Ample lead time could also provide you with different modal options such as rail or barge which could prove to be much more cost effective.

Local time

In today’s market and with tougher government regulations, carriers want to be as efficient as possible. Load time is a critical role in the shipping of your products.

Driver-friendly facilities

It is becoming a more common practice of shippers these days to provide “driver-friendly” facilities. Encourage your team to communicate, work with and show drivers respect. Be more efficient with load times. Some facilities are maintaining driver break rooms to include showers and vending machines.

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