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Fukuyama becomes Japan's first shipper to stop Sunday deliveries

Shortage of truck drivers forces logistics providers to get creative

A Fukuyama Transporting truck. Like other shippers, the company has trouble finding drivers in labor-short Japan. (Photo by Yoichi Iwata)

TOKYO -- Fukuyama Transporting will become the first Japanese logistics company to end Sunday deliveries for corporate clients, giving drivers more time off in a bid to attract workers in a severely understaffed industry.

Fukuyama will stop accepting new business clients for regular Sunday collection and delivery of packages in October and start phasing out existing customers, with plans to end regular Sunday service by January. It will maintain some operations on Sundays, such as emergency shipments on chartered trucks.

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