1. Review All Available Modes and Rates per Shipment
2. Diversify Your Carrier Network
Speaking of increasing access to various freight rates, modern shippers should also diversify the carrier network. According to the American Trucking Association, 97.4% of fleets consist of fewer than 20 trucks. With such a large volume of smaller sized fleets, failure to diversify beyond the big three carriers effectively alienates 97% of all fleets.