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Posted by Hank Newman on Dec 10, 2020 2:58:22 PM

Short and not-so-sweet message this week.  LTL carrier performance is BAD!  We have been pointing this out for months now, but either much of our audience isn't reading this or is having difficulty understanding it so we are going to repeat the message again.

You know how your personal lives are affected right?  Freight carriers are dealing with it too.  The chart below is carrier performance since things started opening up in early summer.  Pretty clear picture.
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EXPECT at least 1 out of every 4 or 5 of your shipments to be LATE!  
Anticipate it - this is industry-wide and the carriers are facing an extreme amount of disruption.  If you are surprised at this or don't understand it, then Google it and read the hundreds of articles available immediately about what is impacting the freight industry.  And expect an even higher rate of failure if you are shipping to a consignee that is not a typical dock-type open delivery or into/from areas that are under higher restrictions, more remote, etc.
These are the facts.  We know this is extraordinarily frustrating, but I'm frustrated I can't go out and support local restaurants, shops, and bars either so the "We're All In This Together" message applies to the front-line freight workers too!
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