Sellers have always had to have ways to get goods to their buyers, but that need has increased in recent years with the huge rise in e-commerce. More than $420 billion is spent on e-commerce yearly, and that number is steadily rising. That means increased demand for the transportation companies that carry those goods and their more than 12 million vessels. Rather than the traditional model of transporting goods to warehouses that are then sent to stores, the model is evolving to one where those items go straight from the warehouse or distribution center to the customers’ homes. That likely means even more trucks on the road, which requires even more efficient systems to manage the traffic.
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Every day, trucks and trains carry increasingly large amounts of freight around the country. This is only expected to rise in the coming years. The value of all of this freight is also going up. By 2040, it is expected to reach $1,377 per ton, up from $82 in 2007, according to the United States Department of Transportation. If you work in a field where freight management is something you care about, there are ways to make your system run more smoothly.
- Get the right transportation management software. Using the right software is critical to most industries today. Freight management software is a crucial part of any company’s freight system. Using the right package in the way it was designed to be u