The transportation industry is plagued with waste. In fact, nearly half of the heavy-duty trucks on the road at any given time are carrying less than half the inventory they were designed to hold. This means that about 25% of available truck space is wasted on a day-to-day basis.
This year has been financially precarious for the transportation industry, and these high percentages of wasted space contribute to ongoing economic headwinds for shippers and carriers alike. When a truck is running half empty, shippers end up paying for unused space and carriers miss out on opportunities to make more money.