Analyst Insight: Shippers have controlled the dialogue on rates and service for several years. This has now past, as several key factors now help carriers negotiate at the bargaining table. The could lead to a true "play or pay" scenario most shippers are not prepared to fully appreciate. – Karl B. Manrodt, Professor of Logistics, Georgia College & State University
Supply chain fleet managers are the uncelebrated heroes of today's economy. By orchestrating the vital link between supplier and consumer, they are responsible for ensuring the uninterrupted flow of commerce despite numerous challenges affecting productivity, safety and customer satisfaction. Here is a look at the top supply chain fleet management challenges in 2014, along with key tips to help fleet managers overcome those challenges.
Carriers are becoming increasingly anxious about finding good drivers. Good drivers want to know why, in a time of shortage, they are not being rewarded better. And shippers are keeping their fingers crossed, hoping trucks will continue to be readily available - and affordable.