FAQs

Q?How much will it cost my company?
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Transportation Impact is paid only a portion of the savings we help your company generate. The purpose of our free analysis is to determine what savings opportunities exist. From there, we commit to our savings projection, which in turn determines the cost of our services if we’re fortunate enough to move forward. Transportation Impact is paid solely from demonstrated, measurable savings. There are no consulting, transactional or hourly service fees. If we don’t save your company money, we don’t get paid.

Q?Will hiring Transportation Impact damage the relationship I have with my carrier?
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No. Our number one priority is to ensure that we never come between you and your carrier. Your existing business relationships are important to us, so we structured our business model in a way that will help companies accomplish their cost-reduction goals without sacrificing the relationships and services their businesses depend on.

Q?I have a lot going on. How long will the process take?
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Thanks to our unique business model, Transportation Impact’s team is able to take the majority of the work off your hands. A typical time commitment is just 3-4 hours from a single point person within your organization during a 5-6 week negotiation period. Our team completes all stages of strategic planning and preparation for your review so that you can focus on other important company initiatives and day-to-day activities. You remain the face to the carrier while we make sure you’re prepared to leverage the best possible agreement.

Q?What separates Transportation Impact from its competitors?
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Transportation Impact’s staff is comprised of former executive-level managers from UPS and FedEx. Our team has more than 200 years of combined carrier experience, making us the subject matter expert on the costs associated with parcel shipping. We are so confident in our ability to secure your organization substantial cost reductions that, if available, we will guarantee our commitment. We focus on our core competency so that you can focus on yours.

Q?What if I already have the best rates available?
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Before we do anything, we conduct a free analysis of your parcel spend to determine what, if any savings are available. Eighty-five percent of the analyses we conduct uncover significant cost-reduction opportunities. If you fall within the other 15%, then we simply provide you with reassurance that you can focus your efforts elsewhere. Lots of companies, however, are under the assumption that their rates can’t get any better, and are surprised at the amount of savings that Transportation Impact is able to uncover. Bottom line: Our analysis is designed to help you determine whether your company is overpaying for parcel shipping services. If you are, our 200 years of experience in the small parcel industry can assure you a guaranteed savings. If you aren’t, then you no longer have to wonder whether you could be doing better. There is no obligation regardless if we can save you money or not. The risk is on us.

Q?Why do I feel like this is too good to be true?
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Transportation Impact’s customers reduce their annual parcel spends by a combined average of 22 percent. Don’t take it from us; we are happy to provide a list of references you can contact to validate the results we helped them drive for their companies’ bottom lines. The notion that substantial savings simply don’t exist within the parcel sector of your supply chain is all too often invalid, and our free parcel analysis will provide you with a true savings projection.

Q?How will I be sure that my company is actually saving money?
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Aside from the fact that the amount due on your weekly carrier invoice will be lower, Transportation Impact provides a detailed invoice report each week (in conjunction with your parcel bill) that outlines exact net service-level savings. Our invoice compares your prior parcel spend against the new parcel spend  we helped you negotiate to validate the integrity of our commitment. This not only validates your savings, but gives your company valuable insight on how you might achieve further cost reduction through adaptations to your behavior and/or package characteristics.

Q?What is to prevent us from going back to the carriers one last time in an effort to generate additional savings before we sign an agreement with Transportation Impact ?
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Remember, it is the carrier representative’s job to handle your shipments at the highest possible price and profit margins. Even though you may be able to get additional savings on your own, carriers will often stay with their initial proposals. You will sacrifice the opportunity to achieve even greater savings.

Q?If I just signed a new rate agreement or am currently engaged in completing a new one, can Transportation Impact help?
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Yes. Carriers may engage in rate agreement renegotiation at any time during your current agreement.

Q?Is Transportation Impact just another freight payment service?
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No. Our services are designed to reduce your small package shipping costs. It is not our intent to pay your invoices on your behalf.

Q?What carriers are used?
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The client has the final decision on what carrier to use based on reliability, pricing, service levels, familiarity with the client’s business and recommendations by Transportation Impact.

Q?How much money will my company save?
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Transportation Impact customers save an average of 22 percent. How much your company can save is dependent on your current pricing and needs. Our free parcel analysis is designed to determine a specific savings projection for your company. It takes 2-3 business days for us to complete your analysis and it is conducted completely free of charge and with no obligation whatsoever.

Q?Why should we hire an outside consulting firm to handle carrier negotiations when we have an internal staff that can manage this process?
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Experience and expertise: Transportation Impact has more than 200 years of parcel negotiation experience to help ensure that its clients leverage the most market-competitive rate agreements in the industry. Upon execution of your new agreement, we help can help your company identify and implement process improvements and monitor and manage your agreement. Without our partnership you will see diminished results in these three areas and you will be paying a higher rate to ship your packages.

Time management: Most organizations cannot devote the hundreds of hours required to obtain the most effective carrier agreements. Transportation Impact enables its clients to focus on their core competencies. We bear the costs associated with the time-consuming vendor meetings, evaluations, data capture and analysis; clients do not sacrifice resources and can remain focused on their current and future priorities.