It’s estimated that there are 3.5 million truck drivers in the United States: The number of truck drivers that are not behind the wheel is even higher. The truck industry is changing drastically, and the demand is rising far above what can be met. Here’s more about how it has been influencing other industries – and what can be done about the fact.
How Rising Trucking Expenses Are Driving Price Increases For Shippers?
Trucking Expenses Going Up
The prices of gas and oil are skyrocketing with this, trucking expenses have no choice but to go on a sharp increase. It takes more resources to get from point A to B, and trucks have to be kept in top shape while they transport freight. Inevitably, prices go up. But when the prices of the trucking industry rises, it inevitably pushes up other industries.
Trucking is the pulse of the consumer industry: Trucks get your goods from the one point to the other, but they do much more than that. They stock your stores, they keep your clients happy and they fund the flow of your economy.
The Shipping Industry
Trucks don’t just transport goods from one store to another; they also transport goods that come off of shipping containers and take them into the mainland. If the cost of trucking becomes inordinately high, then you have the cost of shipping inevitably going up too.
This is a simple case of supply and demand – and one industry having a ripple effect throughout another. Trucking also affects the consumer industry, and a simple change in overall trucking expenses means that the ripples are felt throughout both the shipping industry and the consumer industry – where people have to pay more for their goods.
Simply, you can see the distribution and shipping industry as a chain link – and with one chain in the link affected, all feel the ripple effect in the long run.
What Can Be Done?
Expenses are going up, and there’s not a thing you can do about it – or is there? Third-party distribution could be the key; the heavy expenses of trucking become shared between more than one company, which means that the supply and demand can be met through sole collaboration.
This, in turn, drives the trucking prices down – and this will have an immediate effect on the shipping industry, and mean that the consumer pays less for goods in the long run.
The Junction LLC
As a leader in the transportation industry, we demand excellence from our entire team. Our team at The Junction LLC strives to deliver the best possible customer service and is driven by a desire to solve our customer’s toughest transportation and supply chain needs.
Our team is dedicated to serving our customers and will take the necessary action to deliver our customers’ products safely, efficiently, and on-time. This is our promise to you!
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Trucking & Freight Shipping Services:
- Time sensitive shipments
- LTL (Less-Than-Truckload)
- FTL (Full Truckload)
- Flatbed LTLRGN (removable goose neck lowboy)
- RGN (removable goose neck lowboy)
- Maxi’s / A-Train / B-Train
- Heavy Haul
- Over Dimensional
- Dry Van
- Dry Van LTL
- Refrigerated LTL
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- Our sister companies can also provide warehousing in our food grade facilities, cross-docking, and contract warehousing.