In just the last few years, the final stage of a parcel shipment’s journey – from a shipping center hub to the recipient’s front door – has grown by leaps and bounds.
This meteoric rise in what’s known as “last-mile delivery” has led fleet managers to add new last-mile divisions to their fleets. Shifting service patterns from Class 8 trucks to more light-duty vans and medium-duty trucks are also encouraging more repair shop owners, service technicians and parts distributors to build up their businesses and parts inventories to handle the surging demand for last-mile vehicle maintenance.
Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, the last-mile market in North America was expected to balloon by 60% from 2018 to 2022.
The pandemic has drastically changed consumer buying habits. Almost twice as many people make purchases online today then before the start of the pandemic.
In fact, UPS, the world’s largest parcel carrier, saw a 21% increase in fourth-quarter revenue in 2020 compared to their 2019 fourth-quarter revenue.
Source: Wall Street Journal
Last-mile delivery in North America is expected to continue to grow by $59.81 billion from 2021-2025.
*Suggested guidelines for filter replacement. Severe driving conditions can make these numbers lower and require more frequent replacement intervals.
**For vehicles with diesel engines only.