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Guest Commentary: Tight Capacity — Now is the Time for Shippers to Establish Long-term Relationships with the Right Brokers

Nimble and flexible, brokerage firms are designed to provide shippers with capacity when and where they need it by leveraging their relationships with carriers across all modes of transportation. Their job, however, is becoming more difficult because of tightening truckload capacity, a result of several factors: The rapid uptick in freight volumes; The perceived impact of CSA 2010 and other regulatory factors on the pool of qualified drivers; The dramatic reduction in owner-operators from the […]

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