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Driving down transport costs

Recent European legislation restricts the number of hours that drivers can work


Hard-pressed logistics and supply chain directors know that driving down their transportation costs is becoming more difficult. Traditional methods of freight haulage procurement have resulted in more than 30 percent of trucks running empty.

In addition to ample upward pressures on transport costs, recent European legislation restricts the number of hours that drivers can work. However, Accenture author Philip Bruce explores how a new method of transport procurement enables companies to adopt a holistic view of freight movement that can help them significantly reduce their transportation costs.

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