The Future of RFPs: The Key to Unlocking Greater Efficiency and Profitability

April 19, 2021

For decades, request for proposal (RFP) processes have served as the cornerstone for freight procurement. Shippers have historically gravitated toward contract freight for its reliability and pricing consistency, but due to the recent onslaught of digital freight partners that promise shorter-term contracts and real-time pricing, many industry constituents wonder whether or when RFPs will evolve.

In an effort to dig beneath the surface of RFPs’ stronghold on the industry, Trimble and FreightWaves partnered to survey shippers, carriers and brokerages and identify the relational friction points that often hinge around the challenges presented by the RFP process.

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Van Moer Logistics

Founder Jo Van Moer, started his successful company in 1990 together with his wife Anne. Today they are still the driving force behind our operations and creators of the logistics service provider we are today. Together with our customers, we’ve sculpted this family owned business into an organization with more than 1.200 employees, and we’re still growing every day. The awareness of the importance of diversification grew together with the company. And even though we’re constantly investing and experienced a tremendous growth, the company succeeds to preserve the characteristics of a family owned business. Flexibility and service for the customers is still our top priority.

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Van Moer Logistics

Founder Jo Van Moer, started his successful company in 1990 together with his wife Anne. Today they are still the driving force behind our operations and creators of the logistics service provider we are today. Together with our customers, we’ve sculpted this family owned business into an organization with more than 1.200 employees, and we’re still growing every day. The awareness of the importance of diversification grew together with the company. And even though we’re constantly investing and experienced a tremendous growth, the company succeeds to preserve the characteristics of a family owned business. Flexibility and service for the customers is still our top priority.

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