Shipper News Unloaded: September 2021

Posted by Fernando Correa ● Oct 5, 2021 9:28:01 PM

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Keeping up with all of the recent developments in the inland freight industry isn't easy for shippers.

Trends in the shipping industry are constantly changing, and technology in trucking is ever-evolving at a rapid pace. The primary mission at Cargobot is to keep you aware of these changes and help maximize your chance for success.

Here is an overview of the most recent news in September 2021 impacting shippers in the inland freight industry.


1) Peak Season for US Truckers Arrives Early

The traditional peak season for US trucking has advanced by a few months due to disruptions across the supply chain. A wave of imports reaching the United States and disruptions in the automotive industry are keeping demand at a much higher rate. 

Shippers need to expect more disruptions in the supply chain due to holiday demand and the uncertainty of the pandemic.

You can check out the full story at JOC here.


2) Convoy Survey Shows That Truckers Remain Divided on Sustainability and Climate Change

Convoy released a survey of 600 small to midsize trucking companies that covered a variety of issues. The majority of carriers said that fuel economy is essential to purchasing decisions. 

Many truckers agreed that reducing the number of empty miles is beneficial to the bottom line and the environment. However, there remains a conflicting view on climate change and how it impacts their industry. 

You can read the entire article at Freight Waves here.


3) Tough Outlook for Shippers and Carriers

Driver scarcity continues to make a significant impact on the trucking industry. Uncertainty across numerous industries will continue to impact the supply chain due to the pandemic. Shippers can also expect to see an increase in contract rates due to inflation in the spot market.

You can view the full story at CSCMP's Supply Chain Quarterly here.



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Our goal is to further increase your chance of success in the shipping industry by giving you tracking updates in real-time, providing upfront pricing, and a dedicated customer service associate that's available to answer any of your questions.

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