Anticipated transportation headaches around the holidays are creating a capacity crunch, and forcing trucking companies and retailers to plan months ahead of normal deadlines for the end-of-the-year business in Minneapolis and elsewhere.
Drivers at trucking companies, including Bay & Bay Transportation of Minneapolis have more than bad weather, heavy traffic, and protracted construction projects to worry about during the busiest season of all.
Some people saw the capacity crunch coming. Retailers got the jitters earlier this year when the Trump administration decided to threaten China with tariffs. In a bid to get out ahead of what might be a sleigh-full of regret, many retailers decided to get their orders and deliveries in months ahead of time.
The upside is that they will have product on their shelves; the downside is that they will hope to have guessed right about which products. There’s nothing worse than having items no one wants and the inability to get that must-have item, which always seems to pop up at the last minute, and in some cases, simply cannot be planned for.
Bay & Bay is doing its best to accommodate the needs of retailers and grocers alike in a tight labor market, which some experts consider to be full employment. The labor market is leaving store operators looking for extra workers and it’s another reason Bay & Bay is on the lookout for skilled, experienced drivers who want to handle assignments around the metro area and those who prefer the open road.
The other x-factor for trucking companies is that there are only so many hours for drivers to deliver during the last-minute crush. Mandated Electronic Logging Devices mean operators have a limit to how long a day they can spend on the road, even though there could be plenty of time wasted at the loading dock and stuck in traffic.
Bay & Bay’s operations and logistics specialists are dedicated to keeping delivery promises while doing their best to make trips count in order to control rising costs that might have to be passed along to consumers.
More and more experienced operators are discovering why Bay & Bay is known as a quality driven tradition. If you’ve got the “right stuff,” call (888) 801-3026, or visit our web page for more details and information about how you can join our growing team in the Minneapolis area and other parts of country.