Posts tagged with ‘accessorial charges’

  • Capacity Services
    Transportation TIP List: Week of December 11th, 2016

    The Path to Preferred Shipper Status

    - by Transplace

    With capacity tightening and shippers finding it increasingly harder to secure freight, many are looking for ways to become a preferred shipper. In the past, shippers have had more leverage due to an abundance of capacity being available in the market, and carriers had to compromise – doing anything to get loads. But now, due to factors such as changes to industry regulations and the lack of available drivers causing a tightening of capacity, carriers are being more selective and strategic about what shippers they work with – even going so far as to giving shippers a scorecard. According to Ben Cubitt, senior vice president of engineering and consulting for Transplace, carriers are scoring shippers on a number of factors including:

  • Transportation Management
    Transportation TIP List: Week of December 11th, 2016

    Freight Accessorials for CPG Companies: Augmenting Revenue While Covering Costs…And Then Some!

    - by Transplace

    The challenge of adapting to the constantly-changing needs of consumers and retailers is compounded by the push for CPG companies to become lean and cut costs within their own operations. The effect of this can be noticed in numerous areas, but three major shifts have greatly impacted CPG companies and the way they operate.

  • Transportation Management
    Transportation TIP List: Week of December 11th, 2016

    The Bottom Line? Benchmarking Is Where It’s At

    - by Transplace

    As the end of 2014 nears, many may find themselves evaluating results from this year and planning new goals for the upcoming year. For shippers, an important yearly goal is to optimize cost-effective procurement efforts in the freight marketplace. One way is by benchmarking your organization against the market to create an action plan that can put you in a better position to control accessorial costs.

  • Transportation Management
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    Winning the Logistics Battle Against Accessorial Charges

    - by Transplace

    A lot of small equals big.  Without innovative strategy and a watchful eye, accessorial charges quickly add up, whittling away at your profits. Consequently, it is important to work with providers that will fight hard to ensure that your bottom line does not suffer from these avoidable extra costs.

    Accessorial charges present obvious complexities, but understanding how they are trending can empower logistics management teams to reach new standards in mitigating these add-ons.  To that end, Transplace’s Consulting & Engineering team recently conducted the Accessorial Benchmarking Project – a study that revealed accessorial charge trends by identifying the most common core and miscellaneous charges, the percentage of shippers actually billing those charges and the rates they are charging. These insights not only assist in negotiating transportation spends on the front end, but also serve to inform transportation management strategists where to focus their efforts in avoiding them all together.

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