Van der Meer Logistic Consultancy is as an tendermanager and interim manager specializing in all phases of the supply chain
Freight Cost Rate Benchmarking
HEAVY TRANSPORT - PROJECT CARGO - TRUCKLOAD - CURTAINSIDE TRAILERS - AIR FREIGHT - SEA FREIGHT - SHORT SEA - BARGE TRANSPORT - WAREHOUSING
HOWEVER YOU DESCRIBE IT WE HAVE THE RIGHT BENCHMARK
See How Rates of Other Shippers Compare to Yours and Find Target Rates
If you haven't reviewed your carrier activity in the past 12 to 18 months, there's a good chance your transportation costs are more than what you've planned, higher than the rates listed in your routing guide, and, quite possibly, higher than competitive market rates.
Over the past year, shippers have begun to feel the pinch of increasingly limited carrier capacity, and this scarcity will intensify as the economy continues to improve. New legislation such as Hours of Service rules, a growing driver shortage, and fleet size reduction by many carriers during the recession are just a few issues that have led to a premium being placed on quality carrier capacity.
As a result, freight costs are rising—but many shippers may not realize it. It's easy to see the impact of direct carrier rate increases, but harder to recognize the effect of a greater incidence of spot rates, or having to reach deeper into your routing guide to find carriers that will move your loads at their contracted rate. To top it off, continued high fuel costs mean steep fuel surcharges.
As a result of these factors, you may be surprised to learn that your freight costs are much higher than you thought, and represent a more significant percentage of the delivered price of your products.
To remain competitive and understand actual transportation costs, shippers need to closely monitor their network activity to get an accurate picture of how they are buying in the constantly changing transportation market. If you are making carrier selection decisions at the site level—even with a routing guide in hand—there is no guarantee those decisions are consistently cost-effective.
Be prepared with Freight Benchmarking data before you initiate pricing, negotiating, or RFP development projects. Whether you are a shipper wanting to find better rates or a carrier interested in determining the competitive market level of pricing, you can benefit from this service. We benchmark rates and charges for virtually all shipment lanes and service types worldwide, including:
• Air cargo / air freight
• Heavy Transport, Project Cargo
• Less than Truckload (LTL)
• Truckload (FTL)
• Ocean, shortsea and deepsea
• Rail and intermodal
• Barge and canal
• Warehousing services
We can also assist you with transport and logistics of:
Heavy lift Cargo
Low Bed Transport
Out of Gauge Cargo
Permits heavy transport