As we’ve shared with you in a recent article, today’s freight landscape has been transformed into a carrier’s market. For the first time in many years, drivers and carriers find themselves in a position to choose which shippers they most want to work with, giving rise to the shipper of choice environment.
According to JOC.com (The Journal of Commerce), many carriers and drivers are collecting data that helps identify inefficiencies with shippers across the country. “Shippers might be surprised by how much data their trucking suppliers have on them: enough to pinpoint problems at specific docks across the country. That directly affects both the price of trucking for those shippers and whether they get a truck at all,” noted a recent article.
Driver feedback is being collected by both large and small carriers to monitor shipper inefficiencies and issues. To stay on the best terms with your carriers, shippers should be more vigilant than ever when managing dock operations and promoting driver accommodation.
Using a TMS to be a Shipper of Choice
Technology has become a perfect enabler to help shippers create more efficient collaboration with carriers. Here are 5 ways shippers can use an advanced TMS to become a preferred shipper.
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