SPIRITED INSIGHTS

Fresh Ideas in Logistics from DeSpir

HOW THE DRIVER SHORTAGE CAN IMPACT THE INDUSTRY'S MOST VULNERABLE CARGO

Driver Shortage

There has been a silent and consequential shortage of drivers in highway transport. This is a particularly critical challenge for business-critical and pharmaceutical freight, as successful deliveries require experienced drivers who are not only familiar high-tech vehicles and monitoring equipment but are also seasoned and vigilant shepherds of their cargo. The problem doubles when a shipment is best safeguarded by driver teams.

MISSION-CRITICAL SHIPMENTS REQUIRE A HIGHER STANDARD OF QUALITY

COVID-19 Logistics

Mission-critical shipment values are orders of magnitude higher than what have traditionally been called “high value” shipments. The categorization includes precious cargo whose failure to arrive on time and intact puts businesses in jeopardy, and, at their most critical, can be a matter of life and death. From life-saving drugs and organs for transplants to components for assembly lines or retail items that are essential to a manufacturers’ bottom line (and the sellers they do business with), mission critical shipments require critical thinking, planning and execution.

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