The logistics industry is collaborative by nature and leaning into that fact is one of the most effective ways carriers can ward against turmoil during market shifts.
Like a mechanic, we maintain and repair moving parts of your transportation machine; we don’t drive the machine, we fix it.
When pandemic-fueled headwinds pushed historic amounts of freight into the spot market, many shippers found themselves running an unmanageable amount of seasonal bids to compensate for annual contract failures.
This year, American consumers are expected to spend $7.7 billion – a number that has climbed over $1 billion since 2019 – on food items leading up to the July 4 holiday.
Shippers are beginning to realize that their tried and true RFP methods will no longer keep them competitive in a changing market, pushing them to consider new, data-driven options.
Building the most effective RFPs possible requires self-awareness, attention to detail, industry insights and a willingness to adopt new technologies.
As farmers prepare for harvest, shippers should ready themselves for the seasonal rate increases and capacity shortages that accompany fresh fruits and veggies each year.