Category: Logistics

Topic: Freight, LTL, Truckload

Freight Sourcing

Freight Sourcing

Effective Freight Sourcing Strategies

The process of managing Less than Truckload (LTL) and Truckload (TL) Freight Sourcing can be time-consuming and complex. This is where TLI, a leading logistics management company, steps in to offer their expertise. By partnering with TLI, shippers gain access to comprehensive LTL and TL RFP management services, ensuring seamless coordination with carriers throughout the entire process.

Simplify your Sourcing Process

Whether you are requesting for pricing for Less-than-Truckload or Truckload Freight, you  may find a similar process to sourcing. There will also be a big difference between less-than-truckload and truckload sourcing. You can learn more about each in the less-than-truckload sourcing and Truckload sourcing Posts.

Launching Formal Submission:

The process begins with TLI’s freight experts working closely with shippers to understand their unique requirements. Shippers provide historical shipment data, which TLI scrubs into a formal template. The data runs through rating engines and submitted to LTL & Truckload carriers. Then, a comprehensive request for pricing document is created that outlines the shipper’s profile. Factors in the profile include transportation needs, carrier service levels, line haul rates, and other essential parameters. Leveraging expertise through TLI, shippers can remain confident sourcing efforts are attracting the right carriers.

Carrier Selection and Evaluation

TLI utilizes its vast network of pre-qualified carriers to identify the most suitable options for shippers. Through rigorous evaluation, TLI ensures that carriers meet the shipper’s criteria for operating authority, capacity, service quality, safety, and reliability. By partnering with TLI, shippers gain access to a wide range of carriers, allowing them to choose from the best options available in the market.

Negotiation and Contracting

TLI leverages their industry expertise to secure competitive rates and favorable contract terms with the qualified carriers. By utilizing TLI’s negotiation expertise, shippers achieve cost savings and establish mutually beneficial partnerships with carriers.

Ongoing Carrier Relationship Management

TLI’s services extend beyond freight sourcing, as they continue to support shippers in managing their carrier relationships. TLI acts as a liaison between shippers and carriers, ensuring effective communication and resolving any issues that may arise during transportation operations. By partnering with TLI, shippers can focus on their core business while having the peace of mind that their logistics operations are in capable hands.

By partnering with TLI, shippers like you, can streamline their logistics operations, secure competitive rates, and establish strong relationships with carriers. With TLI as their trusted logistics management partner, shippers can focus on growing their business while leaving the complexities of RFP management in capable hands.