Shippers have wrung costs out of their supply chains this year, but there are plenty of problems on shippers’ plates, from clouded supply chain visibility and service issues to exacting customer delivery demands and penalties. Add to that the unpredictable economic environment. This is a time for shippers to take stock and plan for what could be a stronger economy in 2024. This panel of logistics executives will explore the way forward for US shippers.
It’s the critical piece of equipment for that final mile: the chassis. No container goes on the road without one. That became very clear in the COVID-related boom in freight demand in 2020-2022 when there were chronic shortages of available chassis across major inland hubs. Now that the supply-and-demand curve is balanced, chassis providers are trying to learn from what happened and be better prepared for the rebound. In this session, we will explore those lessons learned and how three chassis lessors will apply that knowledge going forward.