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Procurement Market Intelligence Report

Local Freight Trucking Services
Sourcing Guide & Market Trends

Comprehensive intelligence for making smart purchasing decisions

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How much should I pay for Local Freight Trucking Services?

What is the average price of Local Freight Trucking Services?

This procurement report includes pricing information to help you purchase Local Freight Trucking 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 Local Freight Trucking 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 Local Freight Trucking 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 Local Freight Trucking 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 Local Freight Trucking 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 in the local freight trucking services market is low, with the top four suppliers accounting for only about 14.0% of total market revenue. Low market share concentration benefits buyers by increasing competitive pressure, especially among large and small suppliers. Market concentration is low partly because of this... Subscribe to learn more.

Questions to ask potential suppliers

How can I gain leverage during negotiations?


What is your on-time delivery rate?

What percentage of your late trucks are more than one hour late?

How will I be notified if my cargo will be available at its destination later than planned?

How have your fleets and procedures evolved to improve delivery times?

Customer Service

What is the average wait time to talk to a customer service representative?

How many customer service representatives are on call during business hours to help resolve potential issues as they arise? How many are available outside of business hours?

What are your standard customer service procedures in the event of a delayed, lost or damaged item?

What are delivery personnel's procedures on customer premises?


How many years of experience will the staff members that transport my goods possess?

What regular evaluations or screenings do your employees receive once hired?

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

What has your turnover rate been in the past 12 and 24 months? How does your firm mitigate the risks of employee turnover?

What is the average tenure of your employees?

How much access will I have to senior staff members?

Truck Fleet

What types of trucks comprise the majority of your fleet?

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

Do you foresee any service disruptions for these truck types during the term of my contract?

What truck types do you recommend for my shipments? Why?

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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 shipment materials.

Buyers should evaluate providers based on the estimated costs of their local freight trucking services.

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 local 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?

Overall, there is a medium level of risk in the supply chain for local freight trucking services. Much of this risk stems from gasoline and petroleum wholesalers, which provide fuel to suppliers. Upstream fuel distributors have struggled due to tumultuous global oil prices. As a result, fuel costs are a... Subscribe to learn more.