Six Reasons You Should Partner With a 3PL


Six Reasons You Should Partner With a 3PL

There’s a famous quote by Carl Barks that says, “Work smarter, not harder”. This idea can make your personal life run smoother, but what about your business? Choosing to partner with a 3PL (third-party logistics), like Trinity Logistics, will save you time and increase the efficiency of your business.

Reduce Your Risk

If you’re selecting carriers on your own, are you examining their operating authority, insurance information, and safety ratings? Carriers in our network are checked in our system on a daily basis for compliance. You can feel confident that we will only place your freight with a qualified carrier.

Capacity Fluctuates

A lot. Changing regulations, rising costs of operating a truck, and disruptions in the industry are all affecting truck drivers. The natural ebb and flow of available trucks is difficult enough to keep up with. Shifts can happen overnight, so having a partner on your side fighting for capacity is key to success. We have access to a base of over 70,000 authorized carriers, meaning that we can always find a way to get your truckload freight from Point A to Point B, no matter the demand for equipment.

Looking to learn more about capacity? Check out our whitepaper, The Carrier Capacity Crunch

Time Is Of The Essence

It can be tedious to spend your day routing your own freight, tracking freight, and managing the day-to-day issues that can occur (delays, breakdowns, blown tires, etc.). Luckily, we’re experts and we can take this responsibility off your hands. We take care of any issues that arise so you can focus more on maintaining the core elements of your business.

Gain Peace of Mind

Partnering with a 3PL means you don’t have to worry about your logistics. Arranging freight transportation can be complex at times and that is where a 3PL excels. Because we work with a variety of industries, modes, and technologies, we know just what to do in any situation. Due to the nature of the business, we’re quick on our feet and able to adapt to changes. Our reputation and expertise speak for themselves, and you can trust that you’re working with one of the best in the business.

Find a New Solution

Partnering with a 3PL can present you with new and unique transportation freight solutions. You could consider consolidating your LTL shipments into one truckload shipment or get a supply chain analysis with Managed Services. A 3PL gives you that opportunity to see what may work best for your company, without all the extra work it would give you if you made that venture alone. And we have the expertise to see if there’s a different, better way for you to be shipping your freight while reducing your costs.

Everyone Else Is Doing It

According to a report by Armstrong & Associates, nearly 90% of Fortune 500 companies partner with a 3PL in order to simplify their lives and increase the efficiency of their business. Don’t be part of the other 10%!

Partnering with a 3PL will be beneficial to your company’s success. With our resources and expertise, Trinity can save you the headaches that come with logistics. Like Carl Barks says, “Work smarter, not harder”.

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Originally posted February 7, 2013. Updated July 15, 2020 by Tori Dalton