The freight industry is trying new business models and tools to keep up with consumer demand for same-day and one-hour delivery times. This guide to carrier rate shopping can help shippers navigate these changes.
Challenge: A national LTL carrier experienced an increase in customer requests to deliver single pallets to multiple small stores throughout Los Angeles. Schedules were tight, and deliveries had to be fulfilled at specific times.
Your parcel shipping operations are unique, and so too are the transportation management systems for parcel shipping in the market — each with enough features and functionality to confuse even the most seasoned industry expert looking to implement a new solution.
As shippers seek to optimize supply chain operations, technology allows for innovation to meet that need. This has prompted a recent rise in shipment visibility providers. The most efficient solution, however, is digital load matching which integrates supply chain technologies—including visibility—with machine learning and artificial intelligence.