Fuel truck delivery
Faced with driver shortages, businesses should invest in automation and in-cab process simplification to increase logistics efficiency.

You’ll never hear me describe the fuel logistics industry as boring, and 2021 was no exception. In addition to facing all the ongoing pandemic-related impacts, labor shortages remained a big challenge for many businesses.

So, what can we expect in 2022? We’ll most likely see similar challenges, opportunities, and innovations that we did in 2021.

But there are a couple areas in particular to focus on:

  1. The use of artificial intelligence and machine learning as a way to simplify back-office jobs, especially where there’s room to automate repetitive tasks.
  2. Greater investment in mobility to make it easier for businesses to overcome the 25% shortage of qualified drivers. It’s time to simplify in-cab processes to get new drivers up to speed faster and make them more productive.
  3. The transformation of fuel logistics into CPG logistics, in terms of driving more in-store visits for convenience retailers to help make up for potential lost fuel trips as the EV growth trend increases.

Consider process modification as a top priority for 2022. How you do simplify roles, automate processes, and increase efficiency? Those are prime areas for investing your time and resources in an increasingly competitive environment.

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