3PL: Shippers will need to look beyond lowest cost

Freight capacity and demand could be a boon for the right carriers- and a challenge for 3PLs and shippers.

Market factors converging over the summer that have affected freight movement and pricing could continue, and are putting some pressure on third-party logistics providers. As a result,”…[suppliers and shippers] are going to start going with carrier partners that have proven they have a higher level of service and on-time delivery percentage,” said Rachal Snider, vice president of customer supply chain for AFN. “Those carriers may have a higher price point, but sometimes you get what you pay for.”

Learn more in FleetOwner‘s latest feature story: “3PL: Shippers will need to look beyond lowest cost.