Top Findings: What Makes a Favored Shipper?
JUNE 2, 2015
What makes carriers prefer to move one shipper’s freight over another’s? 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 Iowa State University analyzed data provided by C.H. Moreover, the cost of dwell time at the shipper’s facility is only part of the total additional freight rate due to long dwell times.