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[Video] Contract Vs. Spot Rates: What They Are and How They Differ

Spot rates are on the spot freight rates reflecting the going price of transportation services for a period of time. Contracted rates have a bit more staying power, leaving shippers with a more reliable price to budget for. 

Each of these pricing methods has a place within your supply chain. But what part should spot and contract rates play? In this video, we'll quickly define each of these terms and leave you with a better understanding of the advantages and disadvantages of each. 

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