Routing is an important responsibility of traffic management. No firm can compete successfully if its capital is tied up in abnormally large inventories to offset the uncertainties of poorly chosen transportation services. Careful control of the routing of all shipments is an absolute necessity if customer service standards are to be satisfied at the lowest possible cost. Every traffic department should have a basic routing policy, understood by suppliers, customers and carriers. Failure to route shipments makes it practically impossible to expedite or intercept them for diversion or reconsignment. The cost of delays, losses, damage and excess freight charges that results is far greater than the cost of providing effective routing control.


Freight Rate Common Carrier Motor Carrier Freight Forwarder Circuitous Route 
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© The Traffic Service Corporation 1987

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  • Leon Wm. Morse

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