The impact of carrier service attributes on shipper-carrier partnering relationships: A shipper's perspective

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Carrier service attributes are important for developing shipper-carrier partnering relationships. This study used structural equation modeling to investigate the impact of carriers' service factors-timing-related, pricing, warehousing and sales services-on shippers' satisfaction from shipper-carrier partnering relationships. Results indicate that timing-related services influence shippers' satisfaction from such relationships, and shippers' satisfaction positively influences partnering. However, the four service factors do not directly influence shipper-carrier partnering relationships.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)399-415
Number of pages17
JournalTransportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2003
Externally publishedYes


  • Partnering relationship
  • Service attribute
  • Structural equation modeling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Transportation
  • Management Science and Operations Research

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