Taking the steps to become a Shipper of Choice will not only provide the benefit of stability in your transportation contracts, it will also streamline your own operations and make your company better able to meet the changing demands of the marketplace.
(PRWEB) September 29, 2015
Shippers relying on for-hire carriers, or an asset-light 3PL, are no doubt aware that there are at present several significant issues conspiring to make it more expensive and more difficult to get your goods delivered.
Although oil prices have dropped recently, alleviating fuel cost pressures to some extent, there remains a distinct shortage of trucking capacity in North America. Provoked by a growing economy and declining numbers of qualified drivers, and exacerbated by increasingly stringent regulations limiting the hours that drivers can work, capacity is being choked to the point where shippers sometimes cannot get loads moved.
Inability to move product in a timely, cost effective manner, is a significant supply chain risk, and one that needs to be addressed by ensuring companies are doing everything to control the factors that are within their scope.
In this seller's market, shippers are being forced to compete for carriers' services. This may feel like business turned on its head, and for many it is a novel situation, but it is one that shippers need to understand and manage if they want to sustain and grow their bottom line. The solution for many is to become what's known as a "Shipper of Choice". This is the shipper that carriers choose to do business with.
“The demand for truck drivers will increase as the economy continues to grow. By 2017, the gap between the supply and demand of drivers is expected to be 200,000 in the US. Being a true partner with your carrier means that they will understand your business, and be more flexible and ready to accommodate changes when you need them. Taking the steps to become a Shipper of Choice will not only provide the benefit of stability in your transportation contracts, it will also streamline your own operations and make your company better able to meet the changing demands of the marketplace.” states Gregory Braun, Senior Vice-President, Sales & Marketing at C3 Solutions.
Read on to learn more about how shippers can ensure that their business is wanted and appreciated by freight carriers. We'll show some of the many ways one can become a Shipper of Choice.
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About C3 Solutions
C3 Solutions is an information technology company specialized in yard management (YMS) and dock scheduling (DSS) systems. Since its founding in 2000, C3 has gained the confidence of clients around the world and across many industries including retail, grocery, distribution, manufacturing and parcel post.
Headquartered in Montreal (QC), Canada and privately owned, C3 is dedicated to developing, implementing and supporting the most complete yard management and dock scheduling products on the market today. For more information on C3’s products, schedule a free on-line demonstration.