Trucking logistics is the strategic planning process of trucking operations within the transport sector. This process puts into consideration factors and process in the operations of moving goods with trucks in an effective and efficient means. This process involve planning and designing routes for truck movement with alternatives when necessary, identifying fuel types that will give optimal performance, selecting the most appropriate truck per task and function, and employing or hiring truck drivers who will work for the progress of the organization to deliver quality service to its clients.
Logistics has a historical affiliation with the military operations. It was widely used in the military settings to gain advantage in their operations and approach to decision making. Logistics brings into decision making process every possible way a task can be achieved and the most efficient way identified. It goes further to present the different advantages of the most effective and efficient means of achieving the task, suggesting which of the option should be alternatives and at action point. It clearly state factors to be anticipated and expected reaction for every possible scenario. Today the concept of Logistics has gone beyond the military and has been embedded into different areas of human’s endeavors, trucking industry inclusive.
Trucking logistics involve the use of logistics as a process to design it operations. The thorough and extensive analysis in logistics has been applied to trucking logistics to provide excellent and effective trucking service within the trucking industry.