How TMS Software Can Improve Transportation Logistics

Written by Economic Development Jobs on September 14, 2018. Posted in Expedited trucking definition, Ltl carriers, Truckload freight

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration says that approximately 5.9 million commercial motor vehicle drivers operate in the US and nearly 12 million trucks, rail cars, trains and other vessels move goods over the transportation network.

Even with such a large transportation system, the way we move things is constantly evolving and more and more business is being done online. E-commerce in the United States generates more than $400 billion in revenue and is climbing. Whether carrying a truckload, less-than-truckload (LTL) or parcels, they are being forced to adjust to changes in the retail industry.

The trucking industry is just one part of the transportation sector feeling the effects of these changes. While the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that trucking will transport 18.79 billion tons of cargo by 2040, it appears the length of those hauls is decreasing.

Satish Jindel, president of the SJ Consulting Group, says the length of trucking hauls has declined. P