As I have written here many times over the years, transportation and distribution are among your greatest costs. Any cost decrease has an immediate effect on your bottom line, so cutting costs is a compelling proposition that translates to more money – right away!
I have heard from many growers over the years who have followed the advice in my columns, and they have had great success. What I don’t understand is why more growers don’t implement these cost-cutting measures. If growers would merely simplify the fundamental elements of their businesses, they would not only stop wasting money but could focus their time on growing.
Bid Your Freight Today
Use A Transportation Management System
Don’t Own Trucks If Possible
Let Software Route Loads
The Bottom Line
Tim Higham is the CEO and president of Interstate Transport, Inc., a logistics provider to the horticultural market. You can e-mail Tim at [email protected]. Learn more at Interstate-Transport.com or call Tim toll free at 866-281-1281 x1323.