Shipper — Best Practices
As we head into the traditional peak season time of year, we essentially never closed out last year’s peak season. With capacity continuing to tighten, we need to work together more effectively than ever to alleviate congestion so that you can secure reliable and economical freight capacity to ensure your loads get from point A to B.
When carriers have several options for loads, it’s important
for shippers to make their freight as attractive as possible
to increase acceptance rates.
Freight can be assessed on two fronts: its supply chain efficiency and its driver friendliness. These two important characteristics impact how carriers and owner-operators view and ultimately select your freight.
Carriers have several freight options to choose from and capacity decisions are heavily influenced by the below items. Here’s what you can do as a shipper to help make your freight more attractive to carriers and secure more capacity this peak season.
Schneider Dedicated offers freight capacity that is guaranteed for your routine shipping needs, where and when your business calls for it. When your shipping volume surges, Schneider leverages our network — including Brokerage capacity through qualified carriers — to keep freight moving on time.
› Schneider FreightPower allows you to quote and book your freight online.
› Market Index Pricing is a simple pricing model and Schneider accepts 100% of your freight.
When there are limited transportation resources available and
getting your load covered is critical, it’s important for shippers to
assess their supply chain for carrier attractiveness. For more ways to
maximize your load acceptance or learn how to secure capacity this
upcoming peak season, contact us today.
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