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Procurement Market Intelligence Report

Refrigerated Trucking Services
Sourcing Guide & Market Trends

Comprehensive intelligence for making smart purchasing decisions

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How much should I pay for Refrigerated Trucking Services?

What is the average price of Refrigerated Trucking Services?

This procurement report includes pricing information to help you purchase Refrigerated 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 Refrigerated 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 Refrigerated 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 Refrigerated 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 Refrigerated 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 for refrigerated trucking services is low. Although the refrigerated trucking services market contains some of the largest transportation companies in the nation, the top four carriers account for less than 30.0% of total market revenue in 2021. The market currently contains an estimated 3,600 providers, and this... Subscribe to learn more.

Questions to ask potential suppliers

How can I gain leverage during negotiations?

Quality Control

What standard operating procedures do you use to ensure that refrigeration units function properly and that products maintain the optimal temperature the entire time they are in your possession?

What training programs are in place to ensure that employees recognize anomalies in refrigeration equipment?

What automated alarms does your equipment have to alert you to out-of-tolerance temperature ranges?

What preloading procedures or checklists do drivers follow to guarantee that refrigeration units are functioning properly and that any leaks in the trailer are identified and sealed?

Customer Service

What is the position of my point-of-contact person at your company? Do they have decision-making authority for my account?

How many accounts does my point-of-contact person oversee and how accessible are they?

Will a representative be available 24 hours a day and during weekends and holidays to arrange transport and answer questions?

Will my company receive real-time status updates on shipments?

Is your company flexible with regard to changing destinations en route or altering shipping frequency on short notice?


How many years of experience will the drivers covering my routes possess on average?

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

What training programs do your drivers 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 risk of employee turnover?

How much access will I have to senior staff members?

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Key elements for every RFP

What should my RFP include?

Project Budget

Buyers should include the full value of the contract, if available.

Buyers should disclose their expectations for variations in contract costs, such as spot rates and demurrage fees.

Buyers should provide their preferred terms for payments, including method and billing schedule.

Buyers should consult the Benchmark Price section of this report to ensure that they are paying a competitive price for refrigerated trucking services.

Selection Criteria

Buyers should evaluate vendors based on their ability to provide timely services.

Buyers should consider vendors’ experience and reputation during the selection process.

Buyers should take providers’ geographic range into account.

Buyers can reference the Buying-Decision Scorecard section of this report for detailed selection criteria.

Project Schedule

Buyers should indicate how long the contract they are seeking should be.

Buyers should include a due date for proposal submissions.

Buyers should provide a detailed list of pickup and delivery dates for their shipments.

Buyers should include any other critical dates related to refrigerated trucking services.

Evaluate major factors to mitigate risk

How risky is the supply chain?

Supply chain risk for market providers has been moderate during the past three years. This level of risk reduces buyer power because it means that providers are more likely to experience supply chain disruptions that increase their operating expenses. Consequently, market providers may be less willing to negotiate with buyers... Subscribe to learn more.