Increasing demand for E-commerce and overnight shipping has truckers taking greater advantage of low traffic hours
The Port of Long Beach supplies Ontario, the Inland Empire’s logistics epicenter, which recently surpassed Atlanta as the largest outbound freight market at 4.63 percent of the nation’s outbound shipments.
- The Port of Long Beach supplies Ontario, the Inland Empire’s logistics epicenter, which recently surpassed Atlanta as the largest outbound freight market at 4.63 percent of the nation’s outbound shipments. The Port also supplies Vernon, which serves as a last mile industrial hub for the city of Los Angeles. These two locations are critical for serving the population’s growing demand for overnight shipping and home delivery and navigating the congested highways at the right time of day has become more important than ever.
- Truck traffic makes up 7 percent of urban traffic in the U.S. but 17 percent of the total U.S. congestion costs ($28 billion) in terms of wasted hours and gas. Logistics companies in Southern California can utilize off-peak commuting hours to help reduce the wasted time and money spent in traffic, while increasing the number of deliveries completed.
- A pilot program implemented by the NYC Department of Transportation found that their off-peak delivery program benefitted receivers by allowing more time for businesses to focus on customers and clients rather than deliveries. This resulted in increased productivity without the need to wait for deliveries during a four-to-six hour window. During these low traffic hours, there is more available parking, a lower amount of time to deliver goods at each stop, and faster travel speeds creating a less stressful work environment for truck drivers.
Source: JLL Research, Google Maps, LA Business Journal, NYC.gov