PPC 2019 Holiday Freight & Office Hours

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Publication Printers Corp., like many companies in the United States, observes certain holidays. Due to this, there are sometimes differences in our freight and office hours on and around the dates of each holiday. Below are the changes and special hours to be observed on the stated holidays:

Labor Day 2019

Publication Printers offices will be CLOSED in observance of Labor Day, Monday 9/2.  We will resume operations on Tuesday, 9/3.

Freight Carriers and Fed Ex will also be closed.  NO FREIGHT movement or pick up will occur on Monday, 9/2 and it will be limited over the weekend.

Thank you and have a safe Labor Day weekend.

Holidays with Undetermined Hours

There are some upcoming holidays for which freight and office hours have not yet been determined. As soon as this information is finalized, it will be added. The list of holidays that will have differing hours that have not yet been finalized are:

  • Thanksgiving
  • Christmas
  • New Years
Further Information

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Freight’s Impact on Delivery

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The United States relies heavily on trucking and freight to deliver any number of goods across the country, including magazines and other print publications. For this reason, the current shortage of drivers – exceeding 50,000 – is heavily impacting the delivery timelines and costs of publishers nationwide.

According to the American Trucking Association, truck companies are working to increase driver pay to make the job more appealing, but increasing pay will likely result in further increases in shipping costs.

Can Electric Cars Save the Freight Industry?

Electric car companies like Tesla see an opportunity and are developing driverless trucks. This would resolve two longstanding issues with trucking: costs and timelines.

First, without the need for drivers, the costs of trucking would decrease substantially, as around 43% of trucking operational costs is driver compensation, according to the American Transportation Research Institute.

Second, no drivers means no time limitations on driving. Trucking would no longer be bound by 8 hour driving days, so delivery times could be hastened significantly. All this said, driverless trucks are years away from implementation, and the shortage of drivers is only set to increase.

Ways to Help Offset Costs

Due to this, publishers are looking for ways to cut costs. The best way to do this: talk to the printer of your publication. Altering page counts, paper, and adjusting print schedules can be options to save money. Each printer has specific preferences, so talk to them about what fits them best.

Further Information

To learn more about the current lack of truck drivers, click here. For more information on the impact of freight on the magazine industry, click here.

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