Tired of fighting with Carriers over discounts, minimum charges and accessorials? Given the economy, capacity pressures, and LTL carrier's current perceived leverage, you may be more successful reducing your freight cost by taking a deep dive into your organization's shipping processes.
Freight cost can be measured in various ways. Some executives choose to view LTL freight cost as a percentage of sales or purchases for inbound. Others may look more operationally at cost per pound. Both are useful. Understanding the drivers of LTL cost as described in a previous post is helpful in targeting areas where they can reduce the burden on the carrier. What can a shipper do outside of their relationship with the carrier?
Here are 3 Ways Shippers can reduce their shipping cost unrelated to Carrier Rates:1. Eliminate multiple shipments to the same destination on the same day or even back-to-back days.
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How are you SHIPPING SMARTER in 2019?