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[PODCAST] The Value of Carrier and Shipper Collaboration to Beat Capacity Crunches & Mitigate Freight Rate Hikes

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Hello and welcome back to another episode of “The Freight Project Podcast!”

On today’s episode we welcome our very own Carrier Relations Manager, Amy Cook. Amy manages our carrier relations and special services departments.

You’ll get to learn about Amy’s background and how she has had the pleasure of seeing Cerasis and the freight industry evolved over the last 2 decades, including how back in 1998 when Cerasis released the market’s first web-based Transportation Management System. 


We hope you enjoy “The Freight Project Podcast.” You can subscribe and find this podcast on Apple iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, Soundcloud, YouTube, and iHeartRadio!

We’ll publish every Tuesday right on the Cerasis blog and Freight Institute. We hope you enjoy!

Today’s Freight Environment is all About Carrier and Shipper Collaboration

In this episode Amy and Cerasis’ Marketing Manager & “The Freight Project Podcast” host, Adam Robinson, will cover what are the key factors for shippers to have a collaborative and effective relationship with carriers.


In this “The Freight Project Podcast” episode you’ll hear:

  • What the value to shippers is in having a third party be a part of rate negotiations and manage carrier relations. 
  • How shippers historically have not looked analytically at Total Cost of transportation but often only at the freight rates & what other considerations beyond rates should go into rate negotiations with Carriers that shippers should know.
  • Some not so commonly known tips, as it relates to being more carrier friendly, that shippers should focus on to find capacity.
  • Amy’s outlook for the next 12 months when it comes to freight rates & if we will see multiple rate hikes as the new norm year to year and what can shippers do to prepare for hikes.

We hope you enjoy this very first episode of The Freight project podcast!

Listen to “The Value of Carrier & Shipper Collaboration to Beat Capacity Crunches & Mitigate Freight Rate Hikes” on Spreaker.

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