No need to rephrase any of that . . . I understood . . . now that's scary.There has been a driver shortage for as long as I can remember. Um, let me rephrase that. There has been a driver shortage for longer than I can remember. If there truly was a driver shortage, driver pay would increase to attract more people to the profession or companies would have to resort to importing drivers from Eastern Europe or Mexico. Um, let me rephrase...If there really was a driver shortage then um, there wouldn't be enough drivers and...um, stores wouldn't have stuff. Trucks bring good stuff so some stores might have some stuff but most stores wouldn't have good stuff. Or maybe some stores would have some good stuff but most stores would just have stuff and a few stores wouldn't have anything.
So it will take a true driver shortage to occur before shippers change their policy to "if it fits on one truck, ship it on one truck"? Is this a great country or what! America, land of excess. What next, turning food (corn and soybeans) into fuel?There was no reason we could see why the company paid two trucks to do the work that one truck with two stops could have easily done. The shipping guy did not care. It was policy to ship stuff that way so that is what he did, even though it was far more expensive. If a true driver shortage existed, it would not take that company long to see the wisdom of putting two items on one truck.
Wireless phones and remote controls are getting larger. Sofas have morphed into huge sectionals with drink holders.Many things change. With flat-screen TV's, a truck can carry way more TV's now than when TV's were shipped in big, square boxes.
Why?.......you think there is that much expedite?.....shippers and logistic program are getting better all the time.....OLD school shippers are dying off....no more "Order me a truck" without any thinking....they are actually thinking.....which is bad for us...if like they say there is a shortage then we should be bizzy
Probably it would be a raise, as in better rates,for many expediters. Expediting can be had for so cheap.Maybe they would be willing to send some of the freight they can't cover from shortage of drivers over to the expedite companies. I think a lot of drivers would be willing to work for .10 less a mile as opposed to sitting.
Let us know how that works for you/anyone cutting rates. We haven't recovered from the cost of living since the last hit the trucks took. Seems most office jobs and perks have rebounded very nicely but we are still making the same as 2007, but paying more for everything else..I think a lot of drivers would be willing to work for .10 less a mile as opposed to sitting.