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Procurement Market Intelligence Report

Bulk Earth Transportation Services
Sourcing Guide & Market Trends

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How much should I pay for Bulk Earth Transportation Services?

What is the average price of Bulk Earth Transportation Services?

This procurement report includes pricing information to help you purchase Bulk Earth Transportation Services. Our analysts provide a benchmark price and a price range based on key pricing factors to help you understand what you should be paying for this specific product or service. To see the average price for this and hundreds of other products and services, subscribe to ProcurementIQ.

Has the price of Bulk Earth Transportation Services been rising or falling?

Analysts look at market data from the previous three years to determine an overall price trend. You can use the recent price trends to help you understand price volatility and plan your budget.

I’m not ready to purchase Bulk Earth Transportation Services yet. Will I pay more if I wait too long?

We forecast the next three years of price movements by looking at factors likely to affect the market's supply chain, such as inputs, demand and competition. You can then use the price forecast to figure out the best time to purchase.

What other costs are associated with purchasing Bulk Earth Transportation Services?

Our analysts calculate the total cost of ownership and assign a level of low, moderate or high, depending on things like customization, integration and installation. Use this information to budget for Bulk Earth Transportation Services with a reduced risk of unexpected costs.

See how we display average pricing information, trends and market data.

Find the vendor to meet your needs

Where can I purchase ?

Market share concentration is low, with the top four suppliers generating less than 10.0% of revenue. In total, about 3,480 suppliers serve this market, most of which operate locally and employ fewer than five people. The bulk earth transportation market is highly fragmented with many local operators because services are... Subscribe to learn more.

Questions to ask potential suppliers

How can I gain leverage during negotiations?

Experience and Expertise

How long have you provided these products to your longest-tenured client?

What qualifications does your staff have and what measures do you take to keep those qualifications up to date?

What industry do you most commonly supply this product for?

To what extent will ordering multiple products from your firm allow me to save on costs?

What is your repeat business rate for businesses in my industry and how does that compare to your overall rates?

Supply Chain Risk

Over the past three years, what percentage of your revenue has been dedicated to raw input materials? How has that changed?

Has the availability of raw materials tightened due to the coronavirus outbreak?

Over the past three years, what percentage of your revenue has been dedicated to labor?

How have fluctuations in input prices affected the prices of your products during the past three years?

How do you mitigate sudden price increases in raw materials?

When input prices rise, how much of the cost is absorbed by you and how much is passed onto buyers?

How, if at all, has your supply chain been affected by import tariffs levied in 2018?


How do you manage regulatory change? Do you have regulation advisers or methods to track regulation?

How have changing regulations influenced your pricing now and how will the changes affect prices over the life our proposed agreement?

What ongoing training procedures do you provide for your staff?

Have you ever been found to be noncompliant with regulatory frameworks?

Amid widespread health concerns during the COVID-19 pandemic, what contingency plans are in place to mitigate risk to your clients and employees? Do you offer clients any flexible exceptions, such as contract suspensions?

Experience & Reputation

How long have you provided earthmoving services and how long has your longest tenured client been with you?

Who are your top five clients and how long have they been your clients?

What share of your business stems from projects similar to mine?

Have you had any major complaints from past clients? How have you dealt with these complaints?

COVID-19 (coronavirus)

Do you source materials with high exposure to market disruptions resulting from the coronavirus? How are you coping with these disruptions?

How diversified is your supplier base for inputs? Do you source from multiple suppliers in different global regions?

Amidst widespread health concerns, what contingency plans are in place to mitigate risk to your clients and employees? Do you offer clients any flexible exceptions, such as contract suspensions?

Are you experiencing fluctuations in demand as a result of the coronavirus outbreak? What measures are you taking to handle increased/reduced demand?

Additional Services

What additional services can you provide that are relevant to my project?

How will efficiency at my site be improved by contracting your firm for additional services?

Do you offer discounts for bundled services, and if so, what are the terms?

How do you maintain your operational efficiency when offering more than just your core services?

Size & Composition of Truck Fleet

What types of dump trucks comprise your fleet?

How many of each type do you have and what are their capacities?

Will you face problems with availability for any of these truck types during the term of my contract?

What truck types do you recommend for my project and how will these trucks speed up construction and lower costs?


How many years of experience will the staff members that work at my site possess?

What is the average tenure of your employees?

What training programs do your employees complete and what certifications do they earn?

What is the position of my point-of-contact person at your company?

How much access will I have to senior staff members?


What is your on-time completion rate for projects such as this one?

What conditions or problems could lengthen the duration of this project, and what is your plan for dealing with them if they arise?

What steps will you take to complete my project, and how much time will each step take?

Are you willing to place a maximum value on this contract to reduce my risk of a cost overrun?

Service Performance

What quality control measures do you have in place to ensure that work is performed to customers' specifications?

How do you balance quick turnaround times with maintaining maximum quality?

How do you collect feedback from clients?

What kind of guarantees can you provide for the quality of your work?

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Key elements for every RFP

What should my RFP include?

Project Budget

Buyers should explicitly state the amount of the contract award.

Buyers should explain whether they expect to pay for services after each shipment or at some other point during the life of the contract.

Buyers can consult the Benchmark Price section of this report to determine how much they should pay for each shipment.

Selection Criteria

Buyers should evaluate the experience of the moving team that will be transporting the goods.

Buyers should make sure the provider offers appropriate types of shipment materials.

Buyers should evaluate providers based on the estimated costs of the bulk earth transportation services they are offering.

For a detailed list of key selection criteria, buyers should reference the Buying-Decision Scorecard section of this report.

Project Schedule

Buyers need to include the date when proposals are due and when award information will be made available.

Buyers should provide the timelines for their shipments.

Buyers should also include any other benchmark dates relevant to the project that suppliers will need to be aware of.

Evaluate major factors to mitigate risk

How risky is the supply chain?

Supply chain risk is moderate for bulk earth trucking services. Suppliers' most important purchases (trucks and fuel) come from vendors that are considered moderately risky. The dump truck manufacturing market is highly concentrated and comprised of suppliers that, on average, have a high risk of bankruptcy. Truck manufacturers' upstream parts... Subscribe to learn more.