What truckload shippers can expect as we head into 2020.

This Article originally appeared inĀ Logistics Brief on December 17, 2019.

Throughout 2019, the shipping industry has experienced record lows in pre-mile pricing and rates. That’s good news for shippers. The turn of the market brought about an abundance of capacity, which has now put shippers in the driver’s seat.

This market will not favor shippers forever, so you must take advantage of the current state. As we move into 2020, it’s important to look at which factors will shape the freight industry, as well as how you can continue to get the most out of carrier partnerships.

Let’s take a look.

What’s in Store For Truckload Shippers in 2020

Throughout 2020, quality and visibility will become two of the most dominant factors within the freight market. As a result of customer demand for increased visibility in shipping, you can expect to see higher levels of automation and transparency across your shipments in 2020. Online tools and resources will give you access to real-time information regarding your freight, such as the location of your shipment at any point along its route. Finally, automation will allow you to receive live updates of any delays or complications with your shipment.

The increase in transparency brought on by automation will result in higher levels of quality across the freight market in the coming year. Increased visibility will enhance your ability to make sure that your abundance of capacity will continue to put pressure on the market to preform at very high standards, which means quality will remain a top priority for carriers.

How Freightquote Can Support Shippers in 2020

As the shipping market continues to evolve, you must have the resources you need to maintain quality within your shipments. Here at Freightquote by C.H. Robinson, we provide you with a selection of vetted, high-quality carriers who will ensure that your shipment complies with all regulations and is delivered on time.

Freightquote is dedicated to giving shippers the technology they need to succeed. Our technology is built by supply chain expects for small businesses. We provide you with comprehensive tools and automated solutions that allow you to easily manage all aspects of a shipment. Our online self-service tools supply you with real-time information regarding your shipment, so you can stay up-to-date with everything surrounding your freight. Should you have any questions regarding your shipment, ensuring you have complete confidence is a quick call away.

In today’s market, it is imperative you stay up-to-date with industry trends, especially with regards to weather, as even one storm has the potential to disrupt the whole U.S. market. Partnering with Freightquote allows you to get the highest quality freight experience throughout 2020.

Final Thoughts

While shippers are in the driver’s seat as the market stands, that can quickly change, so it is important for you to effectively communicate your key performance indicators with your freight service provider. This will ensure that you continue to get the utmost from carriers as we head into the new year.