US Freight Shipping Industry

Goals

To obtain a broad understanding of the United States freight shipping industry including the total number of shippers/carriers broken down by state and/or any information about the volume of shipments from different locations, the roles played by brokers in the industry, how US manufacturers and warehouses ship goods across the country, Number of warehouse locations in the United States, U.S cities/states underserved by the industry, techniques employed by manufacturers and other shippers to obtain the lowest rates and any variation in the rates vary by location.

Early Findings

Freight Brokers and their Functions

Research proposal:

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