Article written by Ben Camiel
While new technology has ushered in many improvements, analysts believe that old-fashioned ingenuity, building better relationships with carriers, and an increasing knowledge base of best practices may help shippers ride out the freight management challenges in the long term.
Motor Freight Trends: Time for creative thinking MOTOR FREIGHT TRENDS: Time for creative thinking While motor freight is by far the most critical mode of transportation for U.S. logistics professionals, it can also be the most complicated to manage in terms of rates, capacity, shifting relationships as well as the changing regulations that govern its operations.
As Logistics Management has found in its recent reporting, the tightening ground transportation market is going to require “creative thinking and innovation” on the part of shippers and their carrier partners. And while new technology has ushered in many improvements, many analysts believe that old-fashioned ingenuity, building better relationships with carriers and an increasing knowledge base of best practices may help logisticians ride out the challenges longer term.
In this Special Digital Issue, the editors of Logistics Management have curated several feature stories that encapsulate the current state of U.S. motor freight services in an effort to help shippers understand the challenges their truckload, less-thantruckload, parcel and last-mile carriers now face as they aim to achieve service levels that match our digital demands.
Original Source: https://www.logisticsmgmt.com/article/motor_freight_trends_time_for_creative_thinking