23 Oct Final Mile Growth in Northeast Pennsylvania and the Lehigh Valley
Today’s consumers expect quicker and more reliable service than any time in the trucking industry. And there isn’t much likelihood that’s going to change any time soon. In the Lehigh Valley and Eastern Pennsylvania, final mile delivery growth is driven by this rapid change in consumer spending habits from brick and mortar establishments to home delivery of a wide variety of goods.
We can trace this growth’s beginning to the early 1990s with the advent of book deliveries fueling a trend that has expanded to include almost anything from electronics and major appliances to groceries and home decor arriving at customer’s front doors within days of ordering. Today neighborhoods in Allentown, Scranton, Reading, and Wilkes-Barre are visited by delivery services on an hourly basis.
The growth in final mile deliveries has been rapid and consistent, and manufacturers in the Lehigh Valley have relied on final mile providers for decades to move high value and/or time sensitive freight for airport service. Local manufacturing has kept pace with economic growth at or near a 2% rate since the Great Recession.
According to the Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation, the transportation and warehousing industry is leading growth in the area at a rate of 9.4%. With a preponderance of distribution centers–giant factories processing orders for the internet economy–in the area, final mile delivery services are readily available to cover all parts of Pennsylvania. However, many nationally-based companies are unaware of the Lehigh Valley’s and Northeast Pennsylvania’s unique final mile landscape.
Here at Blue Eagle Logistics, we specialize in helping both domestic and international freight forwarders, 3PLs, LTL and long haul trucking companies, as well as, traditional freight brokers deliver their last mile goods on time. Well-equipped with warehouses and cross-docking capabilities, Blue Eagle is positioned to navigate stricter regulations for truck drivers and increased customer demand for custom delivery services. Give us a call today!