We have always believed relationships between shippers, carriers and 3PLs should be honest, open and transparent - all qualities Recon has firmly stood by since our founding in 2005. For this reason, we aren't surprised to see the industry move away from transactional relationships and towards true partnerships (a philosophy we have always embraced). While it's been tradition for most 3PLs and brokers to build walls and barriers between shippers and carriers to capitalize on hidden margins, we've been working hard to break down these walls. To maximize savings and efficiencies, shippers should seek expertise within freight management companies with a business model offering collaboration and transparency to yield the best results.
As noted in the article below, "The topic of alignment remains relevant, and shippers and 3PLs agreed on the importance of openness, transparency and effective communication to overall success." With the combined influence of increasingly innovative technology and carriers implementing higher freight costs to cover poor operating ratios, 2017 is the year to explore what actionable intelligence and transparency can do for your company.