Shipper News Unloaded: June 2021

Posted by Fernando Correa ● Jun 10, 2021 7:26:35 PM

Shipper News June 2021

Here is a brief overview of the latest news in June 2021 that's making a big impact on shippers in the inland freight industry.

Staying up with the most recent developments in the shipping industry is critical for inland freight shippers. The news is continually changing, whether it's brand new technology or a recent law impacting freight transportation.

Cargobot's primary goal is to keep you aware of the most recent stories to help you stay proactive in an industry that's always evolving.


1) Rising Transportation Costs Expected to Last Throughout Year

Transportation costs continue to increase due to a shortage of semiconductors that are delaying the manufacturing of new trucks to keep up with an ever-increasing demand for shipments. A lack of truck drivers and backlogged ports are also contributing to the ever-increasing cost of freight. Many retailers across the nation are raising prices on numerous products to offset these shipping costs.

You can check out the entire story at MSN here.


2) New Bill Passes Texas House for Limiting Liability for Trucking Companies

The Texas House of Representatives recently passed a bill that would make it more difficult to sue commercial trucking companies. Plano Republican Jeff Leach is the author of the bill, as it's designed to allow victims involved in collisions with commercial motor vehicles to have their day in court while also protecting these companies from excessive lawsuits. The bill passed 81-49 in the House, as it now resides in the Texas Senate for further examination and approval.

You can read the full article at MSN here.


3) The Rise of Pet Companions Amongst Carriers

Traveling on the road for a long-distance trucker can often get lonely. One way truckers combat this problem is to bring along their pets for the ride. These pets offer perfect companionship, as many of these drivers are away from their families for months at a time. The type of pets isn't only limited to dogs or cats, as some drivers bring along parrots, small pigs, or even monkeys. All of these different pets bring much-needed companionship for long drives and often play a key role in giving truck drivers a boost of happiness.

You can view the entire article at The New York Times here.


4) Future of Freight Automation is More Than Autonomous Driving

Automation in the trucking industry is often associated with autonomous driving. However, automation brings much more than AI drivers, such as advanced data analytics, machine learning, and the Internet of Things. All of this state-of-the-art technology is designed to improve efficiency within the supply chain and assist scheduling for operation managers. The automation of route matching and dispatching with human oversight is the future of the shipping industry.

You can check out the full article at Forbes here.


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