Hurricane season might seem like an odd issue for managers and even truckers in St. Paul, MN to be concerned about, but it’s a concern that’ll likely have to be dealt with before November rolls around.
A perfect storm of potential roadblocks and hazards has already formed as problems created by nature offer a potential threat to on-time deliveries in St. Paul and places far closer to the whims of tropical storm winds in these United States.
Consider that truck freight tonnage has continued to rise over the past year. A severe shortage of truck drivers is pushing up freight costs which are being passed on to consumers. It’s leading to late deliveries and new technology isn’t helping in at least one respect.
The advent of electronic monitoring of driver’s schedules, especially their hours of service, is reducing the number of trucks available at any given time, and some drivers have decided to just leave the business rather than deal with the new rules and in some cases uneven enforcement from state authorities.
Enter into this confusion the guarantee that nature will surely throw a huge amount of unpredictability into the mix throughout the months of summer and fall. Most everyone remembers the dangerous flooding around the Houston, TX area following a hurricane landfall. Big rig drivers in the Florida area weren’t spared either when a monster storm brushed Miami and headed up the Gulf side of the Sunshine State.
It’s sure to mean greater driver demand and pay for those who know how to work around obstacles of all kinds and deliver.
That’s the sort of strategic thinking you can expect from Strategic Transportation of St. Paul, MN. We’re known for taking the time to understand your goals, anticipating delays of all kinds, and making sure shipments happen on your schedule and, of course, on-time.
Strategic Transportation is about creating a personalized transportation experience that fits your business’s needs in St. Paul and other destinations across the country no matter what sort of curve nature might decide to toss our way. Call Strategic Transportation today at (651) 433-7310 and we’ll help you deliver the perfect transportation strategy.