Elevated freight rates, skyrocketing inflation, and the war in Ukraine are drastically increasing the cost of goods and disrupting global supply chains.
Freight management involves more than moving goods from point A to point B. When done right, it maximizes a company’s efficiency and improves its bottom line. When done poorly, it can lead to delayed goods, dissatisfied customers, and unexpected costs.
Knowing how to read shipping quotes is among the most important skills a shipper can have. But this is easier said than done.
Every freight forwarding quote contains fine-print language at the end. Shippers often view the end of a contract as less critical, bore-me-to-tears, boilerplate language—however, while it may be boring, the fine print includes some of the most important details of your quote.