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CAS Freight Consultants & Action Broker Services, Inc.

by Brenda L. Casavoy, President, CAS Freight Consultants

Recently, overall freight rate increases and limited availability in the transportation sector are causing concern among manufacturers. While we’d like to be able to say that things are getting better, they’re not. Freight rates are rising rapidly and capacity crunches are going to get even tighter as are now into the peak shipping season.

The major players are disciplining themselves to not add new capacity until their profit margins improve. Limited availability, an increase in the cost of fuel of approximately 20% in 2004 vs 2003, and even greater increases in insurance, legal, and security expenses do not promote a healthy environment for the shipping community.

It is estimated that the nation’s trucking industry consumes over 46 billion gallons of fuel each year (over 32 billion in diesel and over 14 billion gallons of gasoline). Fuel accounts for 10-15% of operating costs for a typical truckload carrier. In trucking, fuel is the largest cost after labor. With uncertainty over future fuel costs and tightened capacity, carriers are no longer hedging their prices. Over the last several months, carriers have posted profit margins higher than ever before. They are beginning to enjoy the plight of the shipper who does not have enough trucks to fill demand.

CAS Freight Consultants

So if freight costs are cutting into your competitive edge, we can negotiate your company’s pricing agreements and provide training at no cost or obligation to your company. How does CAS reduce freight costs without charging our clients? Simple, our service fees are paid directly by the carriers.

Why choose CAS Freight Consultants? Because we specialize in reducing freight costs while maintaining exceptional service standards. We provide our clients with improved freight discounts and rates because we collectively negotiate with the carriers.

Our Service Includes:

  • Negotiating less than truckload (LTL) freight rates on a "National" level resulting in reducing transportation costs while maintaining exceptional service standards.
  • Evaluating internal freight saving measures. CAS evaluates these areas and provides training to maximize freight savings.

How does CAS differ from other transportation providers?

  • We are a full service provider and can arrange for all of your shipping needs including; Truckload, Less than Truckload, Ocean, Air, International, and Expedited shipments.
  • We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • CAS maintains a contingency cargo policy in the amount of $100,000 for our customers.
  • Our company is bonded.
  • We are government registered with the Department of Defense.
  • CAS is also SOMWBA certified — WBE
  • We have a combined experience level of over 50 years in the transportation industry.

Entrust your transportation logistics to CAS Freight Consultants! For information on how we can maximize your service standards while reducing your overall freight costs, contact Michael Prior, Senior Project Manager, MassMEP, (508) 831-7020, [email protected].


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