Private fleet operations might initially seem like a good freight management solution for companies concerned about cost, capacity and control. However, for many — particularly mid-sized companies — that simply isn’t the case. This article from the respected industry publication “Logistics Quarterly” entitled “Why Shippers Can’t Afford Not to Convert Their Private Fleets” is a must-read for any company that operates their own private fleet.
This article takes a look at six popular myths around the supposed benefits of maintaining private fleets.
MYTH #1: Running a private fleet makes more economic sense
MYTH #2: Private fleets mean better customer service and greater visibility
MYTH #3: The driver shortage hardly affects private fleets
MYTH #4: Common carriers offer nothing private fleets can’t do for themselves
MYTH #5: Running a private fleet has no negative impact on the rest of the business
MYTH #6: Private fleet conversion means local drivers will lose jobs