A Good Time to Outsource Transportation

A Good Time to Outsource Transportation

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ChemLogix

Manchester Township, NJ

#1 Apr 27, 2011
By Edward R. Hildebrandt, Senior VP, Operations
ChemLogix, LLC
www.chemlogix.com

New proposed “Hours of Service Rules”, limited truck driver and asset availability, increased year-over-year shipments and higher fuel surcharges will continually increase pricing and capacity pressures as the year progresses. Is this a good time for shippers to outsource one or more truck modes?

It’s April and the capacity issues of last year have returned. Several bulk carriers already reported 10% to 20% turn-backs in served markets. This is where carriers receive orders from shippers and turn them back because they don’t have the capacity to cover the loads. Rising fuel surcharges (FSC) add to shippers’ concerns and frustrations. How high will FSC go and what will be the impact on rates as the year progresses?

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Since: Jun 12

Mumbai, India

#2 Jul 20, 2012
I am just sharing my views.
Consider outsourcing if focus is on the time, energy and money on an activity that is not a core competency of yours.
Kayjsharp

New Delhi, India

#3 Jul 24, 2012
Outsourcing non-core competencies has now become a widely accepted practice across many industries.The most significant reason to outsource transportation management is to receive volume discounts.Outsourcing your transportation management needs can save you plenty of time, money, and resources.

Since: Jul 12

Guangzhou, China

#4 Jul 24, 2012
Kayjsharp wrote:
Outsourcing non-core competencies has now become a widely accepted practice across many industries.The most significant reason to outsource transportation management is to receive volume discounts.Outsourcing your transportation management needs can save you plenty of time, money, and resources.
Yup.Totally you have seen through the market!

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#5 Aug 2, 2012
Outsourcing helped many businesses in expansion, and now a days its a trend that most companies outsource their logistic part so as to focus on other activities of the business.

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