Shipper of choice in a carrier market

How to be a shipper of choice in a carrier’s market

How to be a shipper of choice in a carrier’s market

As summer shipping volumes heat up and produce season progresses, truck capacity continues to remain tight, and it isn’t looking to loosen anytime soon. In this challenging, capacity-constrained market, if you aren’t a shipper of choice, carriers may up-charge or in extreme instances refuse to haul your product.

It’s more important than ever for shippers to make their freight appealing to carriers. In this recent American Shipper article, AFN National Account Manager, Maggie Turner, discusses how to become a shipper of choice in a carrier’s market:

“The increasing strain on capacity and resulting burden on shippers’ bottom lines is here to stay. 3PLs are using creative tactics to ease the stress on shippers, like advising on how to be a shipper of choice in a carrier’s market, sourcing key information like capacity trends, and providing OTIF/retail compliance support.”

Learn more by reading Maggie’s feature in the full article.

 

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