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Setting Your Procurement Clock

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Last week, Chris Brady and Kevin McCarthy reviewed some of the approaches taken by shippers to timing Truckload (“TL”) procurement events. In this post, we take a look at factors that influence these buying strategies.

As McCarthy has argued in several TMC posts, second guessing the TL market by trying to buy when freight rates have hit bottom is chasing fool’s gold.  It’s impossible to predict market movements with certainty, so the chances are that your timing will be off.   Read More…