On any given day, thousands to millions of trucks hit our nation’s highways and interstates to transfer and deliver roughly 71% of our nation’s freight and goods. Over the span of a year, these deliveries add up to nearly 10.5 BILLION tons of freight, which require more than 3.6 million heavy-duty Class 8 trucks, over 3.5 million truck drivers, and 39 billion gallons of diesel fuel, per the American Trucking Association’s March 2018 reports, trends, and statistics.
The problem? There still aren’t enough trucks (or even truck drivers) to keep up with current capacity demands. In fact, current capacity demand ratios are seven to nine loads for every one truck — and they’re still rising.
To keep up with current capacity demands, the trucking industry will need to hire, roughly, 898,000 new drivers over the next decade, but we think there’s another solution — reducing deadhead (empty miles) with our dynamic load matching engine, GoLoad.
How to Increase Trucking Capacity with GoLoad
If you’re looking for ways to increase your capacity (and profits), reduce deadheading, and eliminate empty miles, look no further than GoLoad, the world’s first dynamic load matching engine. Integrated within the My20 ELD, GoLoad pushes available, relevant loads straight to your smartphone — that’s right, you no longer have to spend time searching for loads! Best of all, GoLoad creates instant transparency between shippers and carriers, and it has resolved pesky detention, fuel, and payment issues. With this freight matching technology in your hands, 2018 (and beyond) could be your best trucking year yet.
To learn more about how freight matching technology can combat the trucking capacity crisis and how GoLoad can improve your trucking business — including exactly how it works — be sure to check out our quick SlideShare: “GoLoad Dynamic Load Matching Combats Trucking Capacity Crisis.”
(Note: the statistics found in the SlideShare link above have recently increased. The most current trucking statistics can be found in the first paragraph of this blog or at the American Trucking Association. If you would like a more current version of the SlideShare, you can download it here.)