Sunday after returning from church and breakfast you came home to find two different packages on the front porch. One was a box containing two different kinds of tea that you and your daughter had ordered on Tuesday; the other was a padded envelope with two different UV camera lens filters that your husband had just ordered on Wednesday. Thanks to the latest in transportation management software and less than load (LTL) shipment tracking integration systems, it is not uncommon for packages to arrive to their destination any time. Even on Sundays.
As consumers become more and more accustomed to getting their online orders as quickly as possible, it should come as no surprise that LTL shipments play increasingly important roles. In fact, with the use of the latest transportation broker software packages, many consumers are able to get the majority of the non perishable things that they want without ever having to leave the comfort of their own home.
Today’s Transportation Industry Continues to Meet the Demand of Consumers Across the World
In a complicated and well orchestrated system, nearly 12 million trucks, rail cars, locomotives, and vessels move goods over the transportation network. With digital types of load boards transportation agents are able to orchestrate the most efficient ways to deliver even the smallest of orders. Given that so many consumers are willing ot pay for expedited shipping, another important role is in determining the pricing that is needed to make sure that companies still remain profitable.
Not surprising, LTL shipments are increasingly common. In a time when the U.S. Department of Transportation reports that the value of freight moved is expected to increase from $882 per ton in 2007 to $1,377 per ton in 2040, these LTL shipments will continue to be essential to the success of many companies. Trucks carry the largest share of freight by value, tons, and ton-miles for shipments moving 750 or fewer miles. Rail, in comparison, is the dominant mode by tons and ton-miles for shipments moved from 750 to 2,000 miles.
Whether you are looking for a package on your front porch after church, or you are hoping for the delivery of camera accessories for a weekday delivery, it is obvious that delivery charges play an important role in the prices you pay for the purchases you make.