Editor’s Choice: How Shippers Can Fight Back Against Budget-Breaking Carrier Rates

Note: Today’s post is part of our “Editor’s Choice” series where we highlight recent posts published by our sponsors that provide supply chain insights and advice.


Ken Fleming, President of Logistyx

In my last article, I detailed the need to consider add-on or accessorial carrier fees, not just base rates, to control shipping costs without sacrificing service. Still, downplaying the importance of keeping regular tabs on those base rates can wreak havoc on a shipper’s costs; they remain an incredibly important part of the equation.

As they struggle to control their shipping costs and retain razor-thin margins, many retailers today feel like they’re at the mercy of carriers, which are commanding record-high rates for their services.

Carriers have been able to escalate their rates to all-time highs for two main reasons: one, the ongoing, severe shortage of qualified drivers in the global shipping industry and, two, the exploding popularity of e-commerce among consumers across the world. (For the rest of the article click HERE)

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