2019 Holiday Schedules | Freight & Mail Impacts

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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:

Thanksgiving 2019

Publication Printers:

CLOSED for Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 28th. Resuming normal operations on Friday, November 29th.

Freight Carriers:

NO FREIGHT MOVEMENT or PICK-UP for Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 28th and Friday, November 29th. Freight picked up on or before November 27th will resume transit on Monday, December 2nd.

USPS:

CLOSED for Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 28th. Resuming limited operations on Friday, November 29th.

Christmas 2019

Publication Printers:

CLOSED for Christmas beginning Wednesday, December 25th. Resuming operations on Thursday, December 26th.

Freight Carriers:

Freight vendors will close early on Monday, December 23rd and NO FREIGHT MOVEMENT or PICK-UP will occur on Tuesday, December 24th or Wednesday, December 25th.  Freight picked up on or before the 23rd will resume transit on Thursday, December 26th.

USPS:

CLOSED for Christmas, Wednesday, December 25th. Resuming limited operations on Thursday, December 26th.

New Year 2019-2020

Publication Printers:

CLOSED for New Year’s beginning on Wednesday, January 1st. Resuming operations on Thursday, January 2nd.

Freight Carriers:

Closing early on Tuesday, December 31st and CLOSED on New Year’s Day.  Freight picked up on or before December 31st will resume transit on January 2nd.

USPS:

CLOSED for New Year’s Day, Wednesday, January 1st. Resuming limited operations on Thursday, January 2nd.

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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