Securing a Shipping Partnership
The world of logistics is exciting, fast-paced, and, to the dismay of many, often wildly unpredictable. A shipper may have no problem securing trucks to haul their freight on a daily basis for weeks at a time, but one day, seemingly out of nowhere, they may find that the pool of available equipment has quickly dried up and that rates have skyrocketed. There are a variety of factors that can affect capacity in different markets, including produce season, changes in the construction industry, and even weather patterns. While shippers can try to plan for some of these spikes and lulls in capacity, it is impossible to predict these with 100% accuracy. That’s why creating a partnership with a reliable carrier can go a long way in alleviating the stress of market volatility.
Strategic Partnerships don’t just lock in rates for a specified period of time – they also guarantee an agreed upon level of capacity and service. When shippers and carriers enter into a partnership, they create a symbiotic relationship where both companies rely upon and respect each other. There is a team mentality between the two that helps to not only improve communication but also increase dependability and predictability. Rather than relying only on transactional relationships and often shuffling at the last minute to find a truck, securing a reliable carrier partner helps a shipper to better plan their production schedule and stay within their budget.
Zip Xpress places a strong emphasis on partnering with our customers. These partnerships allow us to provide the highest level of service and to develop long-term strategies that help to keep the supply chain running smoothly. By partnering with Zip Xpress, you can expect total dedication and high levels of customer service on every shipment, while eliminating much of the volatility and unpredictability that occurs in the spot market. If you are interested in learning more about how we can improve your shipments, start today with Zip Xpress!