It's a Team's Life
Jumping ship right now could mean it will be hard to keep your head above water. Shippers and receivers are still in a transition as some businesses open, and others remain closed. We have heard several times of manufactures opening for business and then having to shut down again due to not having enough parts.
How long will this yo-yo effect last? Who knows, but I, for one, will be glad when the economy stabilizes. As businesses come back, if we are in the right area, freight will be good if we are not we will sit and wait.
Expediters with experience will have the advantage of knowing what areas of the country are good for their type of freight and other areas to stay away from. New expediters will look at the load rate and miles and take the load, where an experienced expediter might look at that and realize how far they might have to deadhead to get that next load or how long they might have to sit.
As businesses come back to work, they will need parts fast, and that is when they will call in an expediter.
Freight should be excellent here before long as the wheel of commerce starts to turn, and businesses turn out their products. I am hoping by the end of the year; we will be back to running hard.
Bob & Linda Caffee
Saint Louis MO
Expediters since January 2005
Expediting isn't just trucking, it's a lifestyle;
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