The Feasibility of a Shipper Panel to Measure Transportation Services

Principal Investigator:

Fred Beier, Former University Researcher, Carlson School of Management

Project Summary:

Using surveys and focus groups, this project examined the value of a standing panel of shippers who would contribute carrier evaluation data to a central pool for wider distribution. It determined that shippers appear willing to contribute carrier evaluation data to a shared pool; the metrics used by shippers to evaluate carriers are consistent; and there are no apparent technological barriers to the efficient pooling of carrier evaluation data. As a result, the researchers recommended that a pilot project address various implementation efforts.

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Project Details:

  • Start date: 01/2001
  • Project Status: Completed
  • Research Area: Planning and Economy
  • Topics: Economics, Freight