The end of a decade. Repeat that to yourself. The…end…of…a…decade. Think all the way back to 2010 - what’s changed? That’s a laughable question. Maybe the question is what hasn’t changed?
Despite a stock market hitting record highs and strong consumer confidence, some transportation and logistics sectors continue to experience flat or declining freight volumes. While consumer goods continue to enjoy strong demand due to the lowest levels of unemployment in 50 years, the manufacturing sector continues to contract. Transportation segments such as less-than truckload and rail carriers have experienced lower freight volumes as a result.
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The transportation recession has continued into November, and the outlook for the fourth quarter of 2019 and first quarter of 2020 do not hold much promise for a recovery in transportation volumes. Truckload carriers have benefitted from sustained consumer demand and low unemployment, but other transportation modes continue to experience weakness in volumes resulting from the slowdown in manufacturing and the continuing trade negotiation with China.
November is World Quality Month, which means we get to highlight our team’s ongoing efforts to improve the systems and efficiencies here at Pegasus Logistics Group.
New product launches, store refreshes or displays for a large marketing campaign can be game changers for your organization. Taking large volumes to market across thousands of retail locations is no doubt exciting, chaotic, and challenging. Time constraints compound the complexity of coordinating across multiple delivery locations, managing installations and in some cases multiple shipper locations. Especially for companies who are undertaking multiple projects simultaneously, partnering with the right logistics provider can turn these difficult endeavors into simple affairs. A true logistics partner understands your needs and is prepared to manage the inevitable challenges of delivering a cost-effective, claims-free solution without interrupting your day-to-day operations.