Last year 88 percent of the U.S. adult population purchased goods online and it’s predicted to increase even more by 2024, when there are expected to be 263 million digital buyers. E-commerce is no longer a new phenomenon in our economy, it’s a staple of how customers purchase essential and non-essential goods. The process of online shopping from start to finish incorporates several industries, but the most important are the shipping and logistics companies that deliver goods from the seller to the consumer. 

The increase in e-commerce also means that shipping and logistics companies like FedEx, UPS, and Amazon need to modify their operations to deliver more cargo, but it’s not as simple as one may think. A majority of U.S. freight is transported by trucks that are regulated by state and federal governments, which makes it more difficult for shipping companies to adapt when the volume of goods…

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