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Supply Chain Brief: All Aboard the Transport Fuel Surcharge Roller Coaster

Leverage technology to optimize your carrier selection strategy and cut costs

Analyst: David Gonzalez

During periods of sustained high fuel costs, a fuel surcharge is a fair method for sharing or transferring risk between carriers and shippers. However, fuel surcharges have become a permanent feature of nearly all carrier pricing schedules, regardless of the cost of fuel. Supply chain leaders should leverage technology to track surcharge increments and engage carriers to simplify surcharge clauses in contracts. Use this research to identify how companies should prepare for the fuel surcharge roller coaster.

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