The Challenges Faced By North American Truckers

Cross-border trucking providers face various challenges when operating in a complex and intertwined global supply chain. Some of the challenges faced by North American truckers include the shortage of truck drivers, the current tariff environment, constantly changing regulations, customs requirements, and compliance/risk issues that cause unavoidable delays in well-thought-out supply chains.

Cross-border trade management is very critical to keep goods moving across supply chains in an expedient manner while maintaining good visibility. Global trade management is increasingly becoming more difficult and complex because companies that want to reduce costs to increase profitability are tapping into a large network of suppliers, trade brokers, manufacturers, and customers that are literally spread across the globe.

Companies that use to sell in domestic markets are now selling internationally. They search across the world for raw materials, services, and finished goods that they can sell to a defined marketplace. A paradigm shift has happened because of reduced barriers to trade and investment, lower transportation costs, ease in the flow of information, new enabling technologies, and the emergence of new economies in countries like China and India.

Today’s global shipping networks have become so expansive that global shippers encounter significant challenges in managing end-to-end supply chains. At least one-half of the global shippers operate in Canada, Mexico, Asia, Western Europe, South America, and Southeast Asia. The sheer expanse of their networks, tariffs, compliance, regulatory issues, and risks make supply chain management more difficult.

According to a survey, roughly three-fourths of companies rely on a combination on air, less-than-truckload (LTL), and ocean carriers to ensure that their goods get from Point A to Point B. However, the number of trucking providers often creates problems in tracking shipments, end-to-end supply chain visibility, and higher level of orchestration that add costs to global shippers. When companies look beyond their borders, they are forced to face a new set of challenges.

Less-than-truckload shipping is offered by Titan Transline for small, quick shipments. LTL shipping is backed by top-of-industry real-time tracking and specially-engineered equipment including a professional and expert team. LTL options are offered for shipments across North America including cross-border between the USA and Canada.