Logistics professionals constantly face challenges and changes in last-mile delivery. According to FreightWaves, truckers face the following changes or obstacles in the near future:
- Weather conditions
Bad weather conditions such as flooding and heavy storms, lead to deliveries being delayed or not arrive at all.
- Special apps
Potential pitfalls like wrong addresses can make the delivery process extremely difficult. Specialty apps are new to the market and attempt to eliminate these pitfalls.
Even though robots are still in the early stages, they could become a reality. Robots may replace short-haul truckers. Read more about robots on FreightWaves.
Last-mile delivery companies find it hard to stand out from their competitors. While Amazon is the industry leader, other companies fail to differentiate.
- Fulfillment centers
The challenge of creating a fulfillment center distribution network that reaches rural and urban areas is a major concern for logistics companies.