Every day, the logistics service providers here at Trinity book hundreds of truckload shipments for our customers. Because this is such a huge and vital part of our business, many customers assume that, like any unsophisticated “freight brokerage,” freight shipping services are all we have to offer. But over time, our capabilities and offerings have grown exponentially, transforming our business into a complete logistics provider—offering intermodal (rail) services, LTL services, freight management,and freight consultants, among other things. This is largely why we changed our name from Trinity Transport to Trinity Logistics back in January.
There are 181 days, 15 hours, 6 minutes, and 55 seconds until January 1, 2013. Make that 54 seconds, 53, 52, 51, 50, 49…oh you get the drift. We’re over the halfway point in 2012, and this is a time when business begins to reflect on the first half of the year. Did you hit the milestones, goals, and vision you’d cast so far? What do you need to adjust and improve upon in the second half of the year? If you’re not sure of where you presently stand in the marketplace, and maybe your past market positioning has been a bit blurry, you may want to be taking a fresh look at where you’re headed.
Productive partnerships are not made of passive involvement from outsiders looking in. Is your organization already stretched trying to maintain revenues and exercise tighter business controls? Does your logistics provider treat your concerns too casually? Here’s some food for thought:
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Over the last few weeks, LTL (Less Than Truckload) carriers have begun announcing general rate increases. Fortunately, there will be virtually no impact to Trinity customers from LTL carriers taking general rate increases. See why!
Over the last few weeks, LTL (less than truckload) carriers have begun announcing general rate increases. UPS Freight, ABF Freight, Con-way, and A Duie Pyle started the ball rolling by announcing general rate increases in the near future. Historically, once a major LTL carrier announces a general rate increase, all other LTL carriers follow in fairly short order. I expect most major LTL carriers to either announce or implement rate increases sometime over the next 45 days.