Establish has the experience, expertise and tools to negotiate both

  • FTL, Full Truck Loads

  • LTL, Less than Truck Loads


Establish can help you reduce your road freight costs significantly while securing consistent and competitive shipping service to your customers.

  • Reduce transportation rates

  • Optimize mode selection

  • Improve service level and transit time


Every project is different, but typically, the five main deliverables are:

1. Initial Benchmark

An estimate of potential savings to set targets for the negotiation.

2. Negotiation Strategy

A negotiation strategy for new rates for your transportation requirements.

3. Scenario Simulation

What-if analyses when developing strategies and during negotiation.

4. Response Matrix

A matrix of all carrier responses from the RFP process with total costs.

5. Quantified New Costs

A quantified new transportation spend after finalizing the contracts and the delta vs. current speed. 


The Establish Way

Establish has unique qualifications within transportation consulting services:


Establish has a long and hands-on experience in the transportation market and has specified and negotiated billions of dollars worth of freight.


Evaluation tools to ensure that the freight spend is focusing on the areas where it matters the most and that proposals from different carriers can be compared according to what is important for you.


Ability to benchmark what the best rates for the transportation you buy should be. This is done from historical data or through the present market situation.


Establish will help you with implementation of the new transportation system as well as follow-up.


For more information on our transportation consulting services and how Establish can help your company design or optimize your transport system that enables efficient and effective delivery of products to your customers, send us an email or call us.

Why establish?

Within transportation management, we are using state of the art tools and methods. Below you will find some of the more important tools.




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Supply Chain Guru


Establish Logistics Best Practices™

Establish has a long track-record within transportation management. The case studies below are just a few examples of achievements from Establish supply chain consultants together with clients within transportation management.


Transportation Negotiations

A detailed description of a typical transportation negotiation spend reduction project.

Carrier Negotiations

How much can you save and examples of focus areas for carrier negotiations. Step-by-step case. 

Freight Rate Benchmarking

Freight rate benchmarks as a tool to lower freight costs.

Five Reasons for High Transportation Cost

Practical example about typical areas to focus on for lower transportation costs. 

Lower Transportation Costs With Load Planning

Find out why high transportation rates are not always the root cause of inflated transportation costs.

Supply Chain Strategy - Consumer Electronics

A client case study from a consumer electronics company from where Establish performed a detailed benchmarking with competitors to changed transportation concept and a reconfiguration of the client’s distribution network.

Supply Chain Analysis - Consumer Electronics

Read about how Establish helped a manufacturer of consumer electronics reduce the transportation costs by benchmarking, negotiations and optimization of the distribution network.