Selecting a warehouse can be an overwhelming and confusing experience. Your company likely has very specific warehousing needs, and it can be difficult to get past all the complicated lingo and sales pitches in order to discern which warehouses are actually a good fit for your business. Below, we outline 6-10 of the ten most important considerations you should think about when choosing a warehouse.
Selecting a warehouse can be an overwhelming and confusing experience. Your company likely has very specific warehousing needs, and it can be difficult to get past all the complicated lingo and sales pitches in order to discern which warehouses are actually a good fit for your business. In this posting, we outline 1-5 of the ten most important considerations you should think about when choosing a warehouse.
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.
With today’s fuel prices, industry-wide capacity crunch, and steadily increasing safety regulations, it’s no wonder many shippers are beginning to feel a sense of fright, or dread, when gathering freight rates. It’s important to look beneath the surface of actual cargo shipping charges when estimating your total shipping costs.
There are over 2 million licensed truck drivers across the nation. With truckers on the road—in fact, they’re on pretty much every road—every single day, they have a huge presence on our highways. This puts them in a very powerful position. Passing thousands of cars each day and spending their rest time at truck stops, truckers frequently witness criminal activity, whether it’s illegal drug use, drug trafficking, drivers under the influence, or—the most troubling—human trafficking…
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:
“Intermodal,” in the broad sense, includes virtually all forms of transportation, but by rail shipments on the rail is one mode that offers the most benefits when time and “touch” are not essential requirements for your delivery. Touch, meaning how many times your shipment is physically handled en route.
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!
As Americans look hopefully to the future, battle weary from the recession, companies are seeking ways to find cost savings in order to combat the erosion of profit margins. More and more, companies are dissecting their expense reports in order to discover hidden profits within their logistics expense. One method being employed to trim the amounts spent along the supply chain is to build a relationship with a freight broker, commonly referred to as “3PL”, or “Third-Party Logistics” suppliers.