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The Definitive Guide to Transportation: Principles, Strategies, and Decisions for the Effective Flow of Goods and Services by Thomas J. Goldsby, CSCMP, Shashank Rao, Deepak Iyengar

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4. The Transportation Services Market

The market for transportation services is characterized by a diverse assortment of providers. They range from the asset-based third-party logistics service provider that is fully responsible for performing the full realm of logistics services, to the non-asset-based broker that maintains relationships with asset-based providers and subcontracts the work. The presence of such a diverse array of service providers in the transportation market asserts that each has a valuable role to fulfill in the marketplace. Furthermore, the introduction of the Internet and other advanced technologies has introduced new forms of providers in the market. This chapter illustrates some of the different forms of service providers ...

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