Establishing a tailored truckload freight transportation carrier-selection process is the first step toward developing a strategic plan for the most efficient transportation system.
No matter your carrier procurement strategy is, it must be monitored and adjusted in response to inevitable changes.
The key to reducing truckload freight transportation cost through collaboration is having a strong carrier procurement process that accommodates a number of criteria. Common truckload freight carriers vary in size, regionality and desired capabilities. These factors will predict carrier performance and what freight they’re best suited to move.
Like any good investment strategy, shippers should strive to choose the right freight transportation partner. When it comes to optimally serving transportation networks and mitigating risk, the best choice isn’t always the low-cost option.
This white paper is a resource designed to help you make the best choice. In it, our Senior Director of Truckload Procurement James Mathews addresses these topics
- Balancing Carrier Partners to Avoid Risk
- A Case for Long-term Partnerships
- National Regional Networks
It also includes a carrier selection checklist designed to help you score carriers based on the capabilities important to your business.