The trucking industry gets ready for the holiday season
The second half of fall has begun, and the trucking industry is ready to transport all the seasonal products for holidays. From USA Truck Brokers, we want to tell you some information you should know if you’re going to operate your transportation business during these dates.
In the last three months of the year, the truckers are in charge of transporting the products traditionally used to celebrate dates such as Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve. For this reason, before October ends, the vast majority of transport companies already have everything planned for the hectic days of November and December since there is a high demand for merchandise in these months. It is necessary to have everything to guarantee that some states can supply others with products such as lettuce, potatoes, corn, tomatoes, soybeans, wheat, and of course, Christmas trees.
Dominant products in the last quarter of the year
During fall, there is a high production of certain specific products such as onions, beets, and pumpkins; concerning the latter, it should be noted that Americans spend around 500 million dollars on products made with these vegetables. Therefore, there is a greater demand for refrigerated trailers, so if your company offers this type of transport, this season will be an excellent opportunity to increase your routes and profits.
Some other products in high demand are Christmas trees, since each year in the United States, around 30 million trees are bought, which begin to move during the last weeks of October. In this case, the refrigerated trailers and dry vans take center stage.
On the other hand, Adobe Analytics predicts that online sales of Christmas products will increase by 2.5% compared to the previous year. Electronics are also expected to be around 27% off, down from 8% last year.
Keep this information in mind so you can manage your loads on time and in the most optimal way possible. Remember that at USA Truck Brokers, we are ready to advise you whenever you need it, contact us at email@example.com