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Top Findings: What Makes a Favored Shipper?

What makes carriers prefer to move one shipper’s freight over another’s? Research shows that of all “favored shipper” qualities, longer dwell times result in higher transportation costs. According to anecdotal evidence, carriers look at shipper behaviors before deciding which company’s freight they will haul; favored shippers are also rumored to receive better rates. Researchers at […]

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Collaborating on Supply Chain Research

Is there a greater need for supply chain research today than in the past, and if so, why? That was my opening question to Steve Raetz, Director of Research and Market Intelligence at C.H. Robinson, in a recent episode of Talking Logistics titled, “When Shippers, 3PLS, and Universities Collaborate on Supply Chain Research.” Here’s a […]

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