Cold chain companies explain reasons behind logistics issues in floriculture

"It's all about truck drivers," explains David Armellini, President of Armellini Logistics in a recent live show hosted by NewBloomSolutions, The Bloom Show. "At the moment, we cannot get the amount of truck drivers that we need to meet the demand. The truck driving industry has changed dramatically over the years. The baby boomers who have been driving our trucks for a long time are now retiring and there is now a natural shortage of new drivers."

Floriculture is an added challenge as flowers need to be stored in coolers and compared to other markets the floral customers are very small, explains Brad Quinn from Prime Inc. "In addition, as the delivery rates have increased significantly recently, many drivers are taking days off as they are earning more, which is further increasing our shortage of drivers." 

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