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Capacity Crunch Strategies

A shipping capacity crunch is a necessary evil. It serves as a reminder to never get accustomed to customers’ shopping habits, and it can help reinvent stagnant processes. Unfortunately, a shipping capacity crunch tends to occur during already stressed periods, like winter, after tropical storms and during peak shopping seasons.

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Thriving in a Capacity Crunch

The capacity crunch is starting to take hold of the shipping industry. The onslaught of tropical storms, hurricanes and an expected, record-breaking holiday shopping season spell C-A-P-A-C-I-T-Y C-R-U-N-C-H. However, this capacity crunch is likely to exceed even the worst capacity crunches in history, says Karen Sage of Talking Logistics With Adrian Gonzalez.

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The Great Capacity Crunch: The Current State, Future Outlook, and How Shippers Can Thrive in Any Capacity Crunch.
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Capacity Crunches

Current and future capacity crunches are often analyzed for impact in the U.S., but they exist around the globe. The same holds true for their impacts on varying transportation modes. All modes of transit feel the effects of capacity crunches, but those that suffer the biggest effects tend to involve ground-transit, including less-than-truckload (LTL), full truckload (FT) and parcel shipping.

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The Great Driver Shortage

The Great Driver Shortage was already starting to weigh on the minds of carriers and shippers early this year as experts predicted tightening capacity, said William B. Cassidy of the Journal of Commerce (JOC), and the continued climb of the stock market alludes to an imminent, modern-day Industrial Revolution.