Updated: Feb 28, 2022
ON-TIME DELIVERIES IN A LOGISTICAL CHAOS?
If your business relies on the supply chain at all, you must have noticed the huge setbacks that the industry is experiencing. Due to disruptions in the shipping routes, ports, air cargo, trucking lines, and railways, as well as skyrocketing fuel costs, there has been a shortage of crucial manufacturing parts, delivery delays, and a spike in costs. This logistical chaos ultimately affects business owners’ bottom lines and consumers’ wallets, as well as people whose livelihood depends on receiving certain products.
Last year, as the economy went into lockdown, so did consumer demands. However, as of the summer of 2020, thanks to the stimulus injections, consumers began to demand goods from retailers again. Although the economy was starting to run again, this would later become a huge logistics problem.
SAME DAY COURIERS HAVE STEPPED IN
We noticed this problem, and in mid-2020, Priority One Courier & Logistics became a local solution in helping shippers and customers get their shipments across the country, especially in Los Angeles and other areas of Southern California like Orange County.
Predictability and accuracy are two elements needed to keep the effectiveness of the supply chain, but this was lost. By the end of 2020 and the early months of 2021, it had only gotten worse. At the beginning of the new year, over 40 ships with tens of thousands of containers were waiting “in-line” at Los Angeles and Long Beach ports. The surge in volume happened during the holiday season. The demand increased even more as stores had to replenish their inventory from last year. Similar events happened around the world.
TRUCK SHORTAGES ACROSS THE COUNTRY
Current safety concerns, job instability, and expanded government benefits have led to a shortage of truck drivers. Currently, there is 1 qualified driver for every 9 job postings. What is worse, this has caused a truck shortage and it is almost impossible to rent one these days unless you do it well in advance. This is a very risky business.
WHAT CAN YOU DO AMIDST THE LOGISTICAL DELAYS AND PROBLEMS IN THE SUPPLY CHAIN?
PLANNING AHEAD WITH PRIORITY ONE COURIER & LOGISTICS
SAVE MONEY AND TIME
The higher costs of shipping containers, as well as overall delays, have contributed to higher consumer prices and overall inflation. This can impact your business negatively.
With us, you pay for what you ship. Depending on volume, your rate could be lowered.
We are a trusted Same Day Delivery service, well-known in Orange County and the rest of the country.
Instead of hiring an in-house driver, outsource your logistics to our professional drivers for more affordable and faster deliveries.
IF IT’S URGENT, FLY IT
Choose Next Flight Out with us, and deliver important shipments same or next-day across the country.
RENT A TRUCK IN ADVANCE
If you are in need of a 16-24 foot truck, make sure to let us know in advance to make sure that your shipments will get to their destination on time.
Get ahead of the Holiday Season, which will surely cause more delays, and call us today at 866-707-8802 to get started.
We hope everyone has a safe and happy October!