The Top Headlines in Freight, Transportation, & Logistics from FLS Transport
The FLS Weekly Freight Report covers the week’s top news in logistics, transportation, shipping, and freight. This week’s report covers prohibited transport due to avian flu, cramped warehouses, inflated storage costs, shipping rate plateaus, strategies for customer experience when tackling delivery delays, and learning how to connect and attract more employees to your labor force.
- PROHIBITED TRANSPORT | Which state prohibits bird transport due to avian flu infections?
- NO VACANCY | What’s happening with cramped warehousing and inflated storage costs?
- RATE PLATEAU? | When will shippers see relief from high rates?
- DELIVERY DELAYS? | Strategies to improve CX when there is a delivery delay.
- NEED MORE EMPLOYEES? | Learn how to attract more talent to your labor force.
PROHIBITED TRANSPORT | Which state prohibits bird transport due to avian flu infections?
The latest highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) outbreak is hitting the US bird populations hard.
Some states, like South Carolina, have prohibited the import and transportation of birds from counties in other states to try and stop the avian flu outbreaks.
In South Carolina, the importation of birds from counties that have not had any HPAI infections will still be allowed.
Click here to see which states have avian flu outbreaks.
NO VACANCY | What’s happening with cramped warehousing and inflated storage costs?
The industrial real estate market suffers from the same difficulties as the housing market… too little inventory and exorbitant prices.
In British Columbia, warehousing space availability has fallen below 1%, triggering an increase in rents and land values.
Read more here on how this market impacts shippers in Vancouver.
RATE PLATEAU? | When will shippers see relief from high rates?
Q2 TL rates are predicted to plateau at 27.1% before a potential decline.
Spot rates are delining, and contract rates are expected to increase with warmer months bringing high demand for moving produce.
Even with the changes to spot rates and contract rates, pricing power is still in the carrier’s hands as capacity is still tight.
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DELIVERY DELAYS? | Strategies to improve CX when there is a delivery delay.
Knowing that delays can happen, what is your strategy for your customer experience to keep them informed, happy and loyal?
With 75% of consumers experiencing delivery delays in the last year, steps can be taken to mitigate those delays and better serve your customers.
Learn about ways to optimize your CX (Customer Experience) here.
NEED MORE EMPLOYEES? | Learn how to attract more talent to your labor force.
In 3 years, the global warehouse sector workforce is expected to grow by 13 million.
Where are these employees coming from? Millennials alone will represent 75% of the global workforce.
Now the question is, how do you appeal to Millennials and Gen Z workers?
Like it or not, these generations are vastly different from previous generations and have very different motivations to perform.
Both groups are highly motivated, driven, and have a lot to contribute. Learn what adjustments to make if you want to build your labor force.
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