Carrier Contract Optimization


Introducing iDrive’s bread and butter–renegotiating your carrier contract and changing your financial pie charts forever.


Shipping Contracts: How to Negotiate a Better Deal


Our team of experts consults and provides cost model insight to renegotiate each carrier agreement. Our proprietary analysis addresses your unique shipping characteristics to help craft and restructure the right agreement for the right services, significantly reducing shipping costs.

The iDrive Optimization solution is available for parcel, LTL, maritime and air freight clients.

Features of Contract Optimization

  • Drill deep into your companies shipping traits
  • Learn about carrier cost models and how to approach negotiations
  • Detailed concession strategy based on carrier cost models
  • Uncover savings opportunities based on your company’s characteristics and the carriers’ available concessions
  • Secure new and improved carrier rates
  • Critical reporting capabilities
  • Can optimize all modes of transportation: parcel, LTL, ocean, freight, etc.

The iDrive Difference

We know the carrier cost model. Yes, that one.

Imagine playing poker and being able to see your opponents’ cards. That’s the iDrive difference. Our Chief Operating Officer was responsible for the cost and pricing model for the largest carrier in the world, which is still in use today by the major carriers. This gives iDrive unique insider knowledge of high-margin areas, desired profitability and the amount carriers are willing to concede in order to maintain desired margins. Because of this advantage, nobody negotiates a carrier contract like us. Nobody.


Unmatched Analytical Team

Only company in the industry with a team member that was responsible for cost models, pricing models, pricing policies and agreement language for the largest carrier in the world.


Cost Model Philosophy

Unlike the rest of the industry, our analysis is not based on benchmarking, but on cost models. We understand how and why the carriers set-up their agreements and what concessions are available.


Quarterly Reviews

We provide professional quarterly reviews of your carrier agreements. This ensures that you are always receiving the best pricing and service available.

What? You already have great pricing?
Yeah, we hear that a lot.


“We had an exceptional contract and I was doubtful that iDrive could do much for us and expressed as much. iDrive reviewed our contract and stated that we did indeed have a very aggressive contract but that they would go to work and see what they could do. The net result was significant for us.”

Greg Sanders
President, KSG Distributing, Inc.


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Case Study

Negotiating Carrier Agreements

Negotiating Carrier Agreements

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Contract Optimization

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