The rise in online sales and decreased capacity led to an 11.4% increase in spending costs on transportation and logistics in the U.S. during 2018. This equates to about $1.64 trillion USD. Various costs rose: transportation, logistics, and trucking costs all increased nearly double digit percentages from 2017 to 2018.
As 2018 was a year of tight capacity and intense growth, the forecast for 2019 is slower growth. The impact of weather and tariffs has already affected suppliers, shippers, and transportation partners.
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