High demand coupled with low supply of truck drivers has resulted in companies forced to find creative alternatives to job perks. Trying to find and retain top-notch talent has led companies to look beyond the general stereotype of the 1970’s truck driver and extend into different markets such as female drivers, LGBT employees and more. [...]
The SCR Team is excited to announce our new partnership with NFI Industries! Please read the following letter from our President about our recent merger.
Posted: 16 Nov, 2018 by Jonathan Robb The holiday season is a busy time for shippers and carriers due to higher consumer demand of food/beverage, electronics and e-commerce products. Additional opportunities paired with limited shipping and receiving hours creates a surplus of loads being parked and stored while awaiting delivery. Make sure you’re aware of [...]
The driver shortage in our industry has impacted capacity and trucking costs, but a new bill introduced to Congress hopes to help combat the driver deficit. The Developing Responsible Individuals for a Vibrant Economy (DRIVE-Safe) Act was recently created to enhance safety training and job opportunities for young drivers. Currently, federal law does not allow [...]
A lot of discussion lately has been centered around our economy's increased freight demand which has led to higher shipping rates and robust shipping demand. At SCR we work to create personalized logistics plans that best fit our client, but today we want to focus solely on the benefits of using Intermodal transportation. Intermodal transportation [...]
It’s no surprise the US has a truck driver shortage. But what is surprising is the amount of truck drivers at retirement age, which means even more openings to fill in an already short market. According to the American Trucking Associations (ATA), the industry will need nearly 900,000 new drivers over the coming decade. Read [...]
July saw minor decreases in manufacturing and service work. Does this mean the economy is slowing down or just had a slower month? Read more about what small shake-ups July brought and what, if anything, it means for the freight industry.
One of our partners, rm2, was recently featured in Supply Chain Digital and recognized our efforts in helping them be successful. "With the support of logistics partners such as SCR Air, who is constantly striving to provide the best in class service while delivering the best possible cost, RM2 is able to deliver a [...]
The driver shortage continues, but the industry has seen efforts to retain and recruit drivers. Finally, driver pay this year shows a staggering increase compared to the same time in 2017. Companies are also offering wider incentives and sign-on bonuses in order to employee drivers, but is that enough? Read more about the new trend [...]
For those of us in the logistics industry, we’ve long heard about the looming driver shortage and its impact on capacity and trucking costs. Now, even those outside of the industry will start feeling its impact at the cash register. Long hours, time away from home, low pay and government regulations on drivers and carriers [...]