As freight shipping demands continue to rise, so does the need for additional trucks and drivers. But when those needs can’t be met, freight carriers and SMBs may experience what’s called a “capacity crunch.”
A capacity crunch can come about for a variety of reasons. It could be because of an improved economy or – like we saw in 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic – a shift towards online shopping and shipping. Whatever the reason, SMB shippers will need to navigate the capacity crunch to find available truck space for their shipments.
Download Unishippers’ free e-guide and learn how we can help get your freight on the road – even during times of limited capacity.
How to navigate capacity issues
A capacity crunch can mean added stress for anyone managing their business shipping, but this strain can be especially pronounced for SMB shippers who work directly with freight carriers. Limited buying power could mean freight carriers put you at a lower priority, which can result in delays and higher rates for your business shipping.
In our new e-guide, we review ways Unishippers can help, such as:
- Competitive shipping rates: When capacity becomes strained, Unishippers can leverage the combined shipping volume of our customers to obtain competitive rates with top freight carriers – meaning discounted rates for SMB customers like you!
- Increased network capacity: At Unishippers, we leverage our relationships with top freight carriers across the country to ensure your freight makes it on the truck – giving you the best chance of on-time pick ups and deliveries.
- Industry-leading service: With shipping resources like our easy-to-use transportation management system (TMS), Unishippers can provide you and your business with top-notch service – during times of limited freight carrier capacity and beyond.
Luckily, you don’t have to face a capacity crunch by yourself. If your business is feeling stressed, Unishippers can help! Download our e-guide for expert advice on how to navigate times of limited freight carrier capacity.