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A Look at the U.S. Truck Driver Shortage in 2021

A truck driver shortage is nothing new to the U.S. In fact, according to a 2019 analysis report by the ATA (American Trucking Association), we have struggled with truck driver shortages for the past 17 years. This was first recognized in 2005 when we were short, roughly 20,000 drivers to fulfill shipping demands. However, by the end of 2018, that number rose to…
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How to Prepare Your Freight Network for Peak Season

Peak season is upon us. For many CPG companies, the time between “back-to-school” and the holiday shopping rush are some of the busiest and most demanding times of the year. If your freight network is still lagging and you’re looking for ways to level-up output without sacrificing quality, here are a few things to consider…
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Opportunity Analysis: Trouble Lanes and Your Distribution Channels

When it comes to identifying opportunities for improvement across supply chains and distribution channels, COVID has certainly helped to highlight the major pitfalls that deserve our most urgent attention. But, as businesses begin to reimagine the future of distribution systems it’s a great time to perform an opportunity analysis across your entire supply chain and…
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Sustainability in Logistics

In recent years, Global sustainability initiatives have become drastically more important. According to a recent study, 84% of respondents claimed that “a brand’s sustainability practices influence their ultimate purchase decisions”. Energy and Emissions According to the Global Energy Perspective, 2021 by McKinsey & Company, the impacts of COVID-19 have permanently shifted energy-demand curves. It is…
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TRANSPORTATION AND THE U.S. SUPPLY CHAIN

As 2021 presses on, businesses “reopen” and we find ourselves returning to a sense of normalcy, the stressors on the supply chain continue. It’s no secret that the major shifts felt across supply chains over the last 12-18 months have revealed major flaws in manufacturing and distribution networks, worldwide.  Here in the U.S. our primary…
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ONE YEAR OUT: HOW PANDEMIC SHUTDOWNS ARE IMPACTING SUPPLY CHAINS

Despite their best efforts, supply chains across industries are still in flux from the impact of global manufacturing and shipping shutdowns in spring 2020.
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FINDING THE RIGHT LOGISTICS PARTNERS FOR YOUR RETAIL SUPPLY CHAIN

Effective supply chain management means identifying gaps and delays and working to optimize your operational systems to improve them.
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5 BENEFITS OF BUILDING SUSTAINABLE FREIGHT FLOW

We talk a lot about optimizing our solutions for sustainable Freight Flow for our retail and manufacturing distribution clients. But what does that actually look like?
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THE BENEFITS OF ACTIVE SOURCING FOR LOGISTICS SERVICES

We recognize the inefficiencies that exist in traditional sourcing practices which is why we are committed to active sourcing practices.
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CREATING SUSTAINABLE PRICING MODELS FOR CLIENTS AND CARRIERS

In any business the bottom line matters, but understanding all the factors at play that can impact your bottom line is just as important. For many clients, price drives carrier selection.
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USING TECHNOLOGY TO OPTIMIZE LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT

For our client and carrier partners, we know that having access to data and real-time process controls gives them the opportunity to continue to optimize their processes for efficiency and sustainability across their supply chains and fleets.
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PAYSTAR REACTS: OPTIMIZING REGIONAL FLEETS FOR POST-PANDEMIC SUCCESS

Paystar Reacts: Optimizing Regional Fleets for Post-Pandemic Success It’s no secret that 2020 threw most of us for a loop. The pandemic and its still-unknown aftermath have shifted the way we live, work, shop, socialize and more.
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PAYSTAR LOGISTICS NAMED SMARTWAY HIGH PERFORMER

Paystar Logistics is proud to announce our recent designation as a SmartWay High Performer. As a SmartWay Partner, we join the EPA in their quest to build a more efficient, productive, and sustainable freight industry.
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