As commercial and home deliveries are on the rise, the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) conducted a study to provide solutions to the logistical challenges and community impacts that result from this trend.
In the study, Last-Mile Freight, that group unveiled a series of strategies to address these challenges.
Nationwide, parcel deliveries are expected to double by 2025, which is creating serious challenges with regard to efficiencies and delays, street congestion and public safety.
“While goods are often shipped long distances to reach their destination, the final segment of a shipment – the “last mile” – tends to be the most complicated as delivery vehicles compete for space with cars, transit vehicles, bicycles and pedestrians. According to the study, last-mile costs can exceed 50% of the total delivery.
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Source: Material Handling & Logistics