Can Trucking Prosper In A Free Shipping-Minded World?
Land or "ground" shipping can be by train or by truck. In air and sea shipments, ground transport is required to take the cargo from its place of origin to the airport or seaport and then to its destination because it is not always possible to establish a production facility near ports due to limited coastlines of countries. Ground transport is typically more affordable than air, but more expensive than sea especially in developing countries like India and Pakistan, where inland infrastructure is not efficient.
Free on board (FOB)–the exporter delivers the goods at the specified location (and on board the vessel). Costs paid by the exporter include load, lash, secure and stow the cargo, including securing cargo not to move in the ships hold, protecting the cargo from contact with the double bottom to prevent slipping, and protection against damage from condensation. Nature can have an impact on these trades, so it's a tricky business.
The demand for free shipping, especially for e-commerce goods, seems to be placing greater and greater stress on last-mile delivery networks. The one thing people don't take into consideration is the fact that humans are driving these trucks.
The companies are always forcing them to stay on the road for too many hours, which has resulted in a few tragedies, especially Walmart, the company that neglected its driver to the point where he had to drive for over 24 hours. I'm sure that he could stop if he made that decision, but he was probably scared to lose the job.
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