Some shippers may consider “collaboration” a buzzword that’s been stale since the 1990s, but it’s slipping off their lips more and more often. Concern about future truck capacity coupled with more complex demands from customers are pushing US shippers to make transportation suppliers partners.That’s tough for those companies that pressed transport operators for deep cuts in pricing as truckload and intermodal rates tumbled over the past two years, bruising relationships that helped them keep freight moving when surface transportation capacity was tighter in 2014.
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