More shippers are looking beyond trucking to transport goods

06/19/2013 | Logistics Viewpoints blog

More shippers are looking for ways to curb their reliance on one-way truck shipments amid concerns such as tightening truckload capacity, higher fuel costs and reducing the carbon footprint of their supply chains, Adrian Gonzalez writes. Shippers are increasingly turning to rail, intermodal or parcel shipments, as well as changing their packaging and loading strategies to lessen truckload shipments, Gonzalez states. Despite this trend, trucking remains the primary means of conveying freight, Gonzalez notes.

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