After analyzing the shipping trends of more than 350 Global, National, and Middle Market companies that base their shipping in the US, we’ve found that most US-based shippers overspend by an average of 13% each year on their shipping costs. Further, we analyzed this data against more than 2,000 active freight and small parcel carrier agreements and found that, typically, the average overspend remained similar regardless of shipping volume and geographic location. Finally, the majority of overspend charges resulted from inconsistent discount practices, accessorial fees and service failures.

In this study, we will explore five areas that outline where the overages are originating from and draw conclusions for shippers that will help them to outline exactly where they can reduce costs and how to streamline their operations to reduce complexity. 

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