Inefficiency — not just the labor shortage — is breaking supply chains

Shippers nationwide find traditional freight modes inefficient and costly.

News reports covering major supply-chain disruptions have highlighted delays at ports and driver shortages, but have missed a key piece of the transportation equation: half the trucks clogging dockyards and highways are moving at less-than-maximized capacity.

Unused trailer space is evidence of broader inefficiencies — including freight size restrictions and unnecessary handling — that increase costs and deliver shipments late. Such inefficiencies exist in two traditional over-the-road (OTR) shipping modes: less than truckload (LTL) and truckload (TL).

This report reveals new data and actionable insights to help today’s shippers overcome their most pressing challenges.