Without deep-rooted expertise, it is difficult to understand the intricacies of LTL shipping and how they affect the cost of transportation.
By C.H. Robinson
July 13, 2017
Any company can ship LTL freight.
But not many companies have the in-house staff with LTL expertise to achieve the highest levels of supply chain efficiency.
To take advantage of potential opportunities, some organizations outsource LTL shipping to a skilled logistics provider that has a specialized knowledge of LTL practices.
While the company refocuses its own staff on core functions, the provider oversees LTL shipments, capitalizes on market dynamics wherever possible, improves customer service, and offers additional savings and value.
Outsourcing LTL (less than truckload) offers rich opportunities for companies to improve efficiency and lower costs.
Companies that outsource a freight service like LTL can add strong technology, management of multiple providers, expertise, and improved service levels into the organization.
Advantages of collaborative LTL outsourcing
A collaborative outsource provider adds dedicated logistics professionals, who can use technology tools to the benefit of the enterprise. Through outsourcing, a company can automate routine functions, reduce system complexity, and integrate information so it becomes easier to manage.
Providers can bring a patchwork of information from multiple LTL providers into one cohesive system.
This information aggregation and systems integration brings clearer visibility to all LTL shipments, and can create a competitive advantage.
This white paper looks at the challenges that are leading many companies to outsource LTL.