Author Archive for Tim Dalton

Why Transportation Procurement is More than an Event

Sometime in the last half of 2018, the transportation market began to soften. In what felt almost like overnight, finding capacity wasn’t as much trouble as it had been for so many long, challenging months. Spot rates began to decrease a bit. The phones started ringing again with carriers or brokers offering their services. The […]

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Going to Market with Your Transportation RFP

This time of year, many shippers are reviewing and updating their transportation plan for the back half of the year and many will be considering issuing RFPs for new or changed capacity needs. I am often asked what shippers should consider (beyond the obvious of reducing cost) when deciding whether to go to market with […]

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Guest Commentary: New Year’s Resolution #2 – Get Your RFP in Better Shape

With the New Year comes the hope of new opportunities – we make promises to change our eating habits, visit the gym more frequently, spend more time at home, and many more resolutions to strive to be a better person. So why not take this same practice and apply it to better manage your transportation […]

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