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Ultimate Guide to RFPs: An In-Depth Look at Best Practices for Shippers

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"Ultimate Guide to RFPs: An In-Depth Look at Best Practices for Shippers"

Each year, shippers send out RFPs in search of carriers that can deliver quality service at a reasonable price. The goal of these RFPs is to set annual contracts with carriers that establish predictable rates and avoid the excess costs of negotiating several times per year.

A successful RFP can result in: 

  • Stability with reliable carriers 
  • Fair, predictable rates 
  • Little to no excess costs of renegotiation 
  • Quality service 
  • Carriers with appropriate equipment types

This guide provides best practices across the entire RFP cycle to plan, evaluate, award and monitor with confidence.

As shippers are in the midst of planning for 2023, economic headwinds continue to dominate headlines. Part of that planning of course means the annual request for proposal (RFP), and the current climate underscores the importance of optimized procurement processes that successfully find qualified and reliable carriers who can move freight at reasonable rates for the year ahead. Such trends are reflective of the greater macroeconomic context in which countless other decisions should be evaluated throughout the RFP cycle to optimize your carrier network. The transportation experts from DAT iQ have put together "The Ultimate Guide to RFPs" to provide shippers with an in-depth handbook for the entire lifecycle of an RFP.

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