Learn about actual and potential costs
How much should I pay for Vehicle Transportation Services?
What is the average price of Vehicle Transportation Services?
This procurement report includes pricing information to help you purchase Vehicle 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 Vehicle 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 Vehicle 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 Vehicle 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 Vehicle 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 ?
The market for vehicle transportation services is highly fragmented. ProcurementIQ estimates that there are about 8,300 suppliers catering primarily to buyers in their local areas. As such, the market has a very low level of concentration, with the four largest suppliers commanding less than 20.0% of market revenue annually. Buyers... Subscribe to learn more.
Questions to ask potential suppliers
How can I gain leverage during negotiations?
What industry certifications do you currently possess?
What certifications do you hope to earn in the near future?
Have you ever had a certification or recognition revoked for any reason?
What certifications set you apart from your competition?
What types of damage does your insurance cover?
How much coverage do you currently have? Is this beyond the required minimum?
Describe the process for filing an insurance claim. How long does it typically take to receive payment?
When was the last time you upgraded your insurance coverage?
What additional trailer and truck designs do you offer?
How much do these additional options cost?
What option will protect my vehicle from damage the best?
What other types of options should I consider for my vehicle?
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Key elements for every RFP
What should my RFP include?
Buyers should state their budget for the contract.
Buyers should request a breakdown of any additional fees that may be incurred in addition to the submitted bid amount.
Buyers should indicate whether they wish to enter into a continuous contract or purchase services for one shipment at a time.
Buyers should request a breakdown of changes in rates that they may incur for future shipments, including adjustments for fuel and other surcharges.
Buyers should prioritize the vendor’s experience when evaluating potential suppliers.
Buyers should consider the vendor’s equipment and ability to meet the buyer’s needs with regards to trailer types and capacity.
Buyers should consider the vendor’s certifications and compliance record.
Buyers should reference the Buying-Decision Scorecard section of this report for key criteria to consider when evaluating providers.
Buyers should state the deadline for bids.
Buyers should indicate when the vendor will be selected and when award information will be available.
Buyers should indicate their desired start date for services.
Evaluate major factors to mitigate risk
How risky is the supply chain?
The supply chain for vehicle transportation services is moderately risky, primarily due to fuel cost fluctuations that threaten to increase the price of these services. Fuel is the most volatile input for transportation service providers, and fuel dealers often pass their changing costs on to buyers. It is not uncommon... Subscribe to learn more.