Due to increasing globalization, businesses are managing global supply chains. Information technology and the internet have introduced new market opportunities. Increases in productivity and increasing cost pressures from global competition have introduced just-in-time manufacturing and assembly. The trucking industry, which moves over three-quarters of the country's freight, has had to adapt to and fulfill the demands to move freight on time, reliably, and with greater visibility.
Throughout history, transportation has worked on moving goods farther and faster. In the 1980s, U.S. industries started to adopt just-in-time manufacturing to reduce ...