Unless the economy takes a turn for the worse, today’s shippers will soon rely on their closest transportation and logistics providers more than ever. Having seen the rapid turnaround in the second quarter of 2010, and the vaporization of available trucking equipment in the spot freight market, and in some dedicated lanes, it is hard to understate the value of maintaining and investing in your relationships with your transportation service providers.
2010 and 2011 promise to be among the most challenging years to move freight in several years. Success includes obtaining maximum utilization and efficiency from your trusted service providers. Where necessary, and especially in cases where you have none, now—add a strong and responsible freight broker to your mix.