BALANCING TRANSPORTATION COST IN THE CHEMICAL SECTOR

| August 27, 2019

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The biggest challenges within the transport sector is a shortage in trucks and a shortage in drivers”begins Rene Fleischer, Transport Manager at Brenntag Nordic. “A lot of young people do not find a career as a driver attractive. Traditionally, truck drivers have been working under the same conditions as sailors with being on the road for a longer period and then returning home for a few weeks. However, this is being challenged by career opportunities within commercial delivery companies, who can offer traditional working hours from 8-17. This puts even further pressure on transporters to attract new drivers in a market that are no longer as appealing as it once was”. Rene explains that the shortage in drivers not only means an increase in transportation costs as less trucks are available, but it also influences some of the many services we are used to within the chemical sector.

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