Finding available trucking capacity is often a challenge, especially when demand is high. The sad truth, however, is that a lot of capacity gets wasted too. We see this, for example, in the number of empty backhauls that happen every day. There is another form of wasted capacity, however, that many shippers overlook — that is, wasted capacity due to sub-optimized load plans. Simply put, trailers are leaving facilities not fully loaded to their maximum legal capacity. Why is this happening? What benefits can companies achieve by addressing this challenge? How is technology helping? Those are the key questions that Jennifer Phillips (Director of Transportation at Riviana), Zachary Dale (Supply Chain Continuous Improvement Manager at Riviana), and Tom Moore (Partner at Transportation | Warehouse Optimization) discuss in this Talking Logistics episode.
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