The above Transportation Services Index measures the movement of freight in the U.S. This data is collected by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and put out by the Bureau of Transportation of Statistics to give insight and visibility to the public about the transportation climate.
Shippers are ill-prepared for all of the advancements that the small parcel and less-than-truckload carriers are making in the US.
I know that is a big statement but the disparity between freight carrier sophistication and the way most companies ship their product is not even close. Allow me to elaborate. Right now there are massive innovations in the way freight carriers are handling and pricing shipments. There are several items that are vitally important for the shipping public to know.