Qualified Truck Driver Shortage Increases Logistics Costs

PRLog - Dec. 4, 2014 - Next week’s Delivering Excellence newsletter will report that the product market segmentation of the beverage industry is changing rapidly. The explosive growth of energy drinks, increased coffee consumption, and other trends were presented by Michael Bellas, Chairman and CEO of Beverage Marketing Corporation. Gary Hemphill, Managing Director and COO also presented the comprehensive data results and analysis.

The upcoming newsletter will also report that there is a significant truck driver shortage. No container or straight truck or trailer moves without, at some point, a truck driver. Even so, trucking companies, especially truckload carriers, often have great difficulty finding, hiring, and keeping drivers. Nearly every period of economic growth is accompanied by a driver "shortage," including the recovery that began in 2009. Today's shortage is truly a demographic lack of available qualified drivers, and trucking companies, logistics providers, and shippers must work together to finally resolve trucking's "driver problem," or transportation and logistics costs will rise substantially, putting supply chains at risk.

About Magline

Magline, Inc. manufactures a complete line of innovative lightweight route distribution solutions under the Magliner brand. Recently named one of the Great Supply Chain Projects of 2013 according to Supply & Demand Chain Executive, Magliner solutions are used in the beer, soft drink, food service, parcel delivery, home healthcare, and other distribution industries. Magline also offers implementation consulting and solutions for reducing service times and eliminating waste during deliveries. Magline is at the forefront of developing products that address the unique material handling requirements from distribution centers to delivery. Magline is the leader in hand trucks worldwide and has a strong dealer base in various regions domestically, as well as internationally. Magline was named a finalist in the MHI Innovation Award. Follow Magline on Twitter at @MaglineInc.

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