Concerned About How The Perfect Storm Is Hitting Your Freight Budget? Then Sign Up For Our Perfect Storm Webinar!

Aug 15, 2018

Recently I've been getting calls from transportation executives who are putting together their transportation budgets/plans for 2019 and looking for advice. One told me he was concerned because his 2018 freight budget is so out of whack that if the same thing happens in 2019, he'll be calling me asking for help on how to write a better resume!

All kidding aside, the rate increases that have hit shippers over the last 9 to 12 months show no signs of relenting. And while the Wall Street Journal has chronicled how this has impacted companies like Deere, Caterpillar, Kraft, General Mills and other publicly traded companies, make no mistake about it, the Perfect Storm is also having an impact on small to midsize shippers. 


As companies prepare their 2019 freight budgets, some important questions to address include: Where are rates headed in 2019? (Answer: UP!) Is there any relief on the horizon and will the tide turn back towards shippers in 2019? (Answer: Possible but not likely!) And how can we get our arms around our freight costs? (Answer: See below.)

To address these questions and more, we're hosting another Perfect Storm webinar in conjunction with CSCMP and NASSTRAC. Thousands of shippers attended our last two webinars, and this time we are bringing together another outstanding panel of industry experts from shippers and carriers that will help you beat your competition.

This is an absolute must-attend webinar for any shipper who is serious about succeeding in the current environment. Be sure to join us on Thursday August 30th at 11am CDT.

In the meantime, if you need help with your day-to-day capacity needs, contact our brokerage group at or 630.239.8471. We are on your team, here to help, and passionate about seeing you be successful!