Over 44% of respondents ranked driver shortage and capacity crunch as the biggest challenge for supply chains in 2019, according to a survey conducted by Kuebix, Maynard, Mass.

Kuebix surveyed 554 transportation industry professionals via anonymous surveys on what they believe is the biggest challenge for supply chains in 2019.

Here are the full results of the survey:

•             The capacity crunch/driver shortage – 44%

•             Rising freight costs – 24%

•             Managing customer expectations – 10%

•             Lack of visibility and collaboration – 8%

•             Final mile shipping – 7%

•             Implementing a transportation management system – 5%

•             Other – 8%

Respondents who opted to write-in their own answer by selecting “Other” noted issues such as damages to products in transit, temperature-control shipping, optimized inventory management and lead time reduction.

“At Kuebix, we understand the changing landscape of the supply chain industry,” says Dan Clark, president and founder. “Companies need to leverage technology to continue meeting customer expectations and budget demands during the capacity crunch and driver shortage.”