Given our name and focus, we would be remiss if we didn’t celebrate June 28 – the third annual National Logistics Day. This holiday recognizes the importance of the logistics industry in both our national and global economies.
According to its founder, Erie PA-based LogisticsPlus: “Most people understand that it takes transportation and logistics to get the stuff we all want and rely upon to our homes and offices, but it could be argued that what our industry does is often taken for granted. The well-publicized challenges sourcing, importing, and distributing PPE, vaccines, and other critical supplies over the past year and a half have shined a light, once again, on how crucial our industry is to all of us. In fact, it is estimated that the transportation and warehousing segment in the U.S. alone accounts for over 5.5 million jobs and that logistics activities account for nearly 8% of everything we make and sell. The third-party logistics segment alone represents a $233 billion industry. We’re important.”
CCALS, which has spent years facilitating partner solutions to logistics problems and helping to grow a qualified workforce, couldn’t agree more. After the past year and a half, we are happy for an opportunity to celebrate the professionals who do so much to ensure safety and quality of life in Virginia.