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Forging Stronger Bonds Between Shippers and Carriers

In today’s world of fluctuating order volumes, rising transportation costs and declining capacity, it’s critical for shippers and carriers to take a true partnership approach.

January 09, 2012

In today’s world of fluctuating order volumes, rising transportation costs and declining capacity, it’s critical for shippers and carriers to take a true partnership approach.

Ongoing global economic uncertainty continues to present a multitude of challenges. Prompted by fluctuating fuel costs, a growing shortage of drivers and decreasing transportation capacity, the business of transporting goods is gaining greater attention.

To remain competitive, shippers and their core carriers must collaborate within a single, agile supply chain built around shared data, business processes and customer service objectives. A company’s key transportation partners can serve as a valuable strategic asset if stronger shipper-carrier relationships are formed based on trust, information sharing and mutual performance goals.


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