In 2018, Kentucky was the 17th largest state exporter of state-manufactured products. Kentucky-manufactured goods amounted to $31.8 billion that year. This was an increase of 66% over the previous decade. The state’s leading export is transportation equipment, which accounted for $27.6 billion. Other top manufacturing exports were chemicals ($4.5 billion), computers and electronics ($1.9 billion) and machinery ($1.6 billion). As for farming, in 2021 the top agricultural exports in the state were soybeans and corn ($3.3 billion), poultry ($1.2 billion), horses and equine ($1.1 billion), and cattle ($879 million). As is true for many East Coast states, freight moves in and out of Kentucky one of three ways: by water, rail, or by truck. Trucking accounts for 73% of the state’s freight shipments. Rail shipments account for 13% of the freight moving in and out of the state each year, and ships account for the remaining 8%.
For many products, supply chains have entered the era of two- and even one-day fulfillment. Due to the exponential rise in consumer expectations, logistics management has been forced to find workable fulfillment solutions without sacrificing their employees’ safety. The best way that logistics and operations managers can meet the growing demand for increased supply chain efficiency is by hiring on-demand freight unloading services in Kentucky from Labor Loop. We provide experienced ‘by-the-job’ staffers to increase the efficiency of your supply chain as well as to reduce your overhead costs, all without sacrificing worker safety.
Consumer demand for faster shipping fulfillment means that trailer and container unloading in Kentucky is not a task for inexperienced workers. With Labor Loop’s on-demand unloading services, it is possible for Logistics Managers to both maintain tight schedules and hold the line on labor costs. Contact Labor Loop to discuss a cost-effective, highly efficient means to achieve these important goals. Hiring on-demand freight unloading services in Kentucky means partnering with a dependable, reliable, OSHA-trained and certified team: Labor Loop. Our on-demand teams are deployed on short-notice when and where they are needed. These on-demand lumper teams work quickly and efficiently to maintain both your schedule and everyone’s safety. Then, when their work has been inspected and approved, our team departs. This also reduces overhead and the need to find 40 hours of tasks for a full-time freight unloading staffer, as well as to underwrite benefit costs.
Poorly loaded cargo due to haste or inexperience greatly increases the possibility for damages and losses while in transit. These are caused by shifted freight. At our Kentucky-based job sites, when our team discovers damaged freight due to load shift, we swiftly record and document the damage for an insurance claim while remaining on or close to schedule. In addition, our teams know how to shore-up improperly loaded freight so that it can be removed without further asset losses. Labor Loop’s teams are also fully experienced with all the tools and equipment that the task of freight unloading requires.