If you’re struggling to ensure your transportation and shipping needs are being handled efficiently, quickly, and in a cost-effective manner, you might be overworking your ERP. In recent years, many businesses have been attempting to utilize their ERP as if it were a TMS (transportation management system) – and this is usually unsuccessful. Stop trying to make your ERP into something it’s not! The poor guy is going to start having an identity crisis.
Every freight broker wants to reach a broader audience to expand their brand and increase market share. It comes as no surprise that prudent business people work to have a plan of attack using proven strategies, growth and expansion for their business. So how do your grow your customer base?
Many people can be overwhelmed with the constant changes in technology and processes. You may ask yourself, “Where do I start?” Here we have 5 ways that you can easily phase in a Transportation Management System (TMS).
Being a former truck driver, I picked up a couple tips about managing drop trailers and the problems that come with it. Here are some of the basic points that should not be overlooked.
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…