Convoy - July 2018 (LM)

"How to Become a Shipper of Choice"

In a Transportation Environment where driver shortages and capacity crunches are the norm, carriers can afford to be picky. By changing your supply chain operations to be a preferred partner for carriers, you can up your chances of securing the available capacity, most desirable routes, and best possible rates on the market today.


In the transportation world, demand is outstripping supply at an alarming rate. Credit the driver shortage, the new electronic logging device (ELD) mandate, a robust economy, and regulations like the Hours of Service (HOS) rules with fueling a seller’s market for carriers and drivers. Increasingly selective about the shippers and facilities that they work with, both entities are gravitating toward the “carrier-friendly” companies that go the extra mile to become shippers of choice.

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