With today’s low fuel costs, more Logistics Managers are being told to aggressively negotiate truckload rates or else, but is that easier said that done? Many executives are questioning why trucking rates are not falling as fast as fuel costs. Unless they come from a logistics background, it can be difficult to explain to a CEO or CFO that there’s more that goes into truck pricing than fuel costs. So you are forced to squeeze carriers anyway, and often that effects service negatively, which creates a whole new set of problems for you and your Clients.
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