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2016 Year in Review: Top Transportation Management Stories in 2016

As we head into 2017, we are featuring our most read articles of 2016 in our five main categories: Manufacturing, Supply Chain, LogisticsTransportation, and Freight. Last week, we ended with the top 5 Freight stories from 2016.

We wrap up this series with the top 5 Transportation Management stories of 2016. In 2016, our readers showed an interest in transportation management trends and the technology that will advance it.

So, without further to do... 

Here Are The 5 Top Transportation Management Stories of 2016

1. [e-Book] How To Shift From Tactical To Strategic Logistics and Transportation Management To Create A Competitive Advantage

Transportation management is no longer a tactical approach to simply moving freight and doing it at the lowest possible cost. There are several factors that exist today that are forcing shippers to use even more resources, which distract from their core competencies, in order to have a strategic and much more nuanced, complex transportation management practice. Those savvy shippers who either find those resources internally or are doing what a lot of shippers are now doing, outsourcing to a transportation management service provider, are using a more strategic and effective transportation management approach as a competitive advantage tool, in the ever-challenging economic and commercial landscape.
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2. The Current State of the Driver Shortage in 2016

The truck driver shortage represents one of the greatest threats to the shipping and logistics estimations for the number of truck drivers missing range from 48,000 to 1 million, but the actual shortage has been centered around 30,000 drivers annually for the past few years. According to an industry analyst, Noel Perry, reports , the truck driver shortage will probably settle around 100,000. Yet, the American Trucking Association, reports expects the trucking companies will need to hire 89,000 new drivers annually to eradicate the shortage.

Rather than trying to figure out what is and is not causing problems, you need to know a few basic facts about how the truck driver shortage will evolve in 2016.
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3. 6 Transportation Management Trends for 2016

2016 will be a defining year for the logistics industry, and transportation management practices must adapt to these changes. Some of these transportation management trends reflect real worries for the logistics industry. However, logistics providers and shippers are starting to understand how to best combat each of these problems through the application of transportation management technologies. Take a look at six of the trends to watch for in transportation management this year.
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4. [e-Book] The Uses and Substantial Benefits of Transportation Management Systems

We are excited to announce the launch of our newest e-book: "The Uses and Substantial Benefits of Transportation Management Systems"
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5. Transport Drones & Autonomous Vehicles: The Transportation Mode Dance Card is Getting Full

A little more than a year ago, Audi created a parody of transport drones in the sUVA commercial, but the ideas behind these “Terminator-like” actions actually represent very real possibilities for how extensive the network of drones will grow in 2016. Take a moment to watch this video, and think about what types of technologies must be employed if the scenario in the video were real.
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We hope you enjoyed this series as much as we did. 2016 definitely had its ups and downs for the industry, but 2017 is a new year with a bright future! Stay with us as we dive into our next series of warehouse best practices.

Kevin Jessop

Kevin Jessop

Marketing Project Manager at Thomasholmes
I handle tactical execution of our marketing strategies as well as help execute new projects and collaborate with our Marketing Director to continue to push brand and company awareness.
Kevin Jessop
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