Shippers Have Hope for 2020
What supply chain challenges did shippers experience in 2019, and what supply chain services held their interest compared to previous years?
The Averitt Express 2019 State of the North American Supply Chain survey of more than 1,800 shippers from a variety of industries throughout North America finds:
- 66.2% of shippers anticipate increased shipping volumes in 2020—a 3.4% drop from 2018 that also marks the lowest confidence level in five years
- 12.3% of shippers struggled with capacity challenges in 2019 compared to the 26.1% who struggled in 2018
- 43.3% of shippers say trade tariffs negatively impacted their business in 2019 while only 5.2% report positive effects