Three takeaways from the latest Perfect Storm Webinar

Sep 6, 2018

"Awesome! Exceeded my expectations!"

"Knowledgeable panel and excellent response to the industry challenges."

"I'm so glad I found the time to listen."

We've been getting outstanding feedback on the webinar we hosted this past Thursday. In case you didn't have a chance to attend, we’d strongly encourage shippers to visit our Perfect Storm Transportation Center and download the webinar. Here are some of the highlights:

  1. Technology—especially ELDs and dimensionalizers—is having a big impact on the trucking landscape. When you hear Darren Hawkins, CEO of YRC Worldwide, talk about how carriers are managing in minutes instead of hours, you get an appreciation for how carriers are using better data from these devices to make decisions about who to do business with and pricing. Your carriers know what you are shipping. If you don’t have thorough data, ask your carriers to share their information with you so you can become a better partner for them.

  2. Shippers and carriers are both concerned about contractual integrity. Shippers are negotiating 12 month agreements only to hear that changes are needed after 30, 60 or 90 days. There’s a lot that goes into this dynamic, but ultimately the more accurate information shippers and carriers exchange as part of negotiations, the more reliable the contract.

  3. Every shipper needs to ask themselves: Is my organization willing to invest the resources needed to make a change? If you’re serious about reducing freight costs, status quo is not an option.

There was tons of great information packed into this webinar discussion, such as specific process changes Home Depot and SanMar put in place to become shippers of choice, so we're making it possible for shippers exclusively to download the webinar as part of our Storm Center. It could be the difference between the struggles of 2018 and shipping success in 2019!

We provide all of this because we're on your team, here to help, and passionate about seeing you be successful. If you have any questions, please give us a call at 630-833-0890 or send us an email.