The peak season for 2021 is just around the corner and it’s vital for shippers to begin preparations in an effort to ensure there will not be an interruption in shipments. Shippers who don’t have an established plan for their supply chain may find themselves at the mercy of the spot market, where brokers will prey upon both shippers and carriers, exploiting the market conditions for their own gain. Our goal is to see shippers and carriers protected from these practices and ensure that shippers and carriers have a bountiful year.
The key to avoiding the spot market is to align your business with a trusted carrier that is experienced in handling your freight. This prevents shippers from being forced to compete for tightening capacity and allows both parties to develop a shipping plan that works for everyone. Collaboration is always rewarded in logistics since shippers are provided access to proven processes, systems, dedicated teams and experienced leadership that will provide the best solutions for any supply chain problem.
Another method in keeping your supply chain on track is collaborating with your carrier in regards to shipment schedules and methods of transportation. Your carrier will know their capabilities as well as their shipment schedule and will be more than willing to create a shipment plan that works for you. They’ll be able to provide you with options, a vital asset that may not always be available during peak season. Businesses that laid the foundation by collaborating with a carrier have seen a smoother process and are happier with the results.
Here at Zip Xpress, we understand the importance of preparing for the peak season. We specialize in handling unique freight, but we’re willing to work with any business that is in need of an efficient supply chain. We will provide you with the custom carrier solutions you need to make the right decision and create a better supply chain that will get you through any market conditions. To see for yourself, start today with Zip Xpress!