Logistics companies in Japan are trying to come up with ways to reduce parcel redeliveries as they face serious shortages of truck drivers due to new overtime regulations that took effect in April.

The firms are facing an urgent need to beef up their transport capacity to tackle what is sometimes referred to as the "2024 problem," at a time when demand for parcel deliveries continues to increase in line with the spread of online shopping.

On Monday, Yamato Transport introduced drop-off options for its mainstay TA-Q-BIN and TA-Q-BIN Compact parcel delivery services.