The peak shipping season has arrived once again, 但是今年, it may look a little different thanks to a freight recession caused by the lasting impact of the COVID-19 pandemic that's expected to last until Q3 2024. 与一个 日益严重的司机短缺 and an entire trucking company going bankrupt, capacity is going to be tight over the next few months.
For shippers facing these challenges and more this peak season, 十大菠菜台子拥有75个以上的审查网络 需要拼车 和85000 + 满载(超光速) freight carriers nationwide as well as all the tools you'll need to find space for your shipments at top, 预先商谈好的率. Read on to learn more about the 2023 freight recession and to discover how 十大菠菜台子航运解决方案 can help you navigate the complexities of this year's peak shipping season.
COVID-19 Still Affecting Peak Shipping Season
由于COVID-19大流行, 零售商, manufacturers and carriers faced unprecedented supply and demand challenges, resulting in continued issues that have lasted throughout the last few years.
COVID-19 marked an unmatched period of consumer spending that forced 零售商 to 增加库存 满足需求. 当这段消费时期突然结束时, those same 零售商 were left with too much product on the shelves with no way to sell it. Big box stores that were able to start destocking early by selling goods at a discounted rate or by consigning them to liquidators are just now starting ordering again, and many 零售商 have put off purchasing holiday inventory until recent months. That's a full quarter later than typical peak seasons.
On the other hand, manufacturers are facing shortages on imported parts. 中国。, 特别是, has had a very slow recovery from the pandemic, leading to shortages on many of the parts and supplies American manufacturers rely on to produce goods. 最重要的是, air freight carriers limited their services when overseas orders slowed down, forcing manufacturers to wait longer for ocean freight shipping, leaving their trucks empty for longer periods between shipments.
This pause in shipping caused by the pandemic left freight carriers with their own challenges. 在疫情期间，商业蓬勃发展, carriers wanting a larger piece of the action invested in more equipment and hired more labor. 现在, 随着消费者消费放缓, truck drivers concerned over the freight recession are leaving the business or retiring early. 补偿, carriers hired less-experienced drivers at higher rates, sold parts of their fleet or set them aside for future usage. Larger carriers are experiencing disruptions with shrinking demand and increasing labor shortages and some carriers even closed their doors entirely.
The Effects of a Current 运费 Recession on 十大菠菜台子 and 航空公司
The words "freight recession" can seem very intimidating, 特别是 when you know all the challenges a capacity crunch can bring. With fewer trucking companies — and fewer trucks — on the road, shippers may have to pay higher prices for guaranteed services. But did you know that shippers may actually benefit from this state, as freight carriers will be more willing to negotiate lower prices for more business? 这就是为什么……很重要 work with a trusted third-party logistics (3PL) provider like 十大菠菜台子 that has access to and relationships with a variety of freight carriers, making it easier for you to secure transport for your goods.
It's also important to keep an eye on trends and react quickly should anything change in the coming months. If consumer shopping recovers late this year, 比如十月底, shippers may pay higher prices for reduced capacity. 全球经济是周期性的, 也就是说，形势随时可能发生变化, though the state of the industry is unlikely to shift until Q3 2024.
Although shippers may benefit from freight rates during a freight recession, 运载能力将很难找到. That's where a reliable 3PL like 十大菠菜台子 can help! 与第三方物流作为你的一部分 旺季运输团队， you'll have immediate access to a network of LTL and FTL carriers through the 3PL's 运输管理系统. 你可以比较价格, select the equipment needed to move your freight, and choose a freight shipping option that fits your budget and timeline.
十大菠菜台子: Your Partner for a Successful Peak Shipping Season
Whether you're shipping LTL or FTL freight this holiday season, 十大菠菜台子拥有相应的工具, resources and freight carrier connections you need to make this peak season a success. While going into peak season during a freight recession and capacity crunch is not ideal, partnering with 十大菠菜台子 will allow you to instantly access a network of trusted, pre-qualified carriers to help get your shipments where they need to go without breaking the bank.