BR Williams, a complete supply chain service provider headquartered in Oxford, Alabama, CEO and VP of Logistics has released predictions for the supply chain and logistics industry for 2019. This industry report is used by shippers and carriers alike to better strategize their 2019 budget and operations.
This is the second year CEO Greg Brown and VP of Logistics Thomas K. Bardwell have released an industry report. The 2017-2018 Logistics Industry Report correctly pinpointed the freight demand spiking and the driver shortage peaking.
This year the industry report includes the new regulations that could affect conditions, other variables to watch for this year (such as fuel costs and autonomous vehicles) and recommendations for shippers to optimize their supply chain-related experience in 2019.
"TK and I indeed have a watchful and blended focus on the market factors that impact the trucking industry," Brown said. "The 2019 Logistics Report will hopefully assist in enunciating our pragmatic conclusions, as well as helping you reach your own."
The truck driver shortage has by-far been one of the most talked about problems in the logistics industry. Demand for trucks only continues to rise. But with regulations growing on drug testing and age restrictions, retiring truck drivers aren't being replaced fast enough to keep up with the demand with truck lead times at 10 months and the shortage at 278,951.
New conversations about implementing autonomous trucks, electric vehicles and other technological advancements are already beginning to impact the logistics industry incrementally, eventually to be transformative. BR Williams executives serve on the Insurance Task Force Committee within the American Trucking Association's leadership where a lot of conversation about policy surrounding this technology is evolving.
With 35 years of trucking experience, Brown provides first-class guidance on how to strategize your logistics operations and budget for 2019. Download the 2019 Logistics Industry Report.
About BR Williams
BR Williams is a full-service supply chain service provider offering trucking, warehousing and logistics services. The company provides 3PL services through more than 500 flatbed carriers, 165 tractors and 625 Air-Ride van trailers, 53-foot Air Ride dry vans and more. With locations all across the southeastern U.S., BR Williams is located close to the port of Mobile, Alabama and also provides intermodal freight services, warehousing and drayage services, and more.