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If It Ain't Broke, Don't Fix It… (But What If You Can't Tell It's Broken?)

If It Ain't Broke, Don't Fix It… (But What If You Can't Tell It's Broken?)

I recently stumbled across a blog series on DC Velocity’s website called “You Might Have a Bad Warehouse If…” and was curious what defined a bad warehouse. I laughed at the crazy stories, but some of the stories on the blog were not so far-fetched, and this got me to thinking about less obvious signs that your warehouse situation might be broken. I’ve outlined a few indicators that it might be time to revisit your current warehousing situation.

LTL Claims: What You Should Know

LTL Claims: What You Should Know

As if shipping LTL isn’t complicated enough, things can get even more complicated in the event of a claim! As a member of Trinity’s dedicated claims department, I can tell you that we’re here to help you through the claims process. One of the many advantages of working with a company like ours is the extra assistance we can provide if a claim occurs. Figuring out exactly what you’re entitled to from the carrier can be tricky, but we have extensive knowledge of these processes and can provide you with the resources you need when you’re dealing with a claim.

Small Parcel Shouldn't be a Big Expense: Saving With a Parcel Audit

Small Parcel Shouldn't be a Big Expense: Saving With a Parcel Audit

If good things come in small packages, why don’t more third party logistics providers want to assist their customers with parcel shipping? With so many companies increasing their number of parcel shipments, a true logistics partner will offer solutions to accommodate a full range of services, from the smallest box to the largest truckload. One of the most popular services we provide to parcel shipping customers is an audit of those shipments. Similar to truckload freight audits, a parcel audit can help identify areas of improper invoicing, overcharges, overpayments, and recovery of those funds. We’ve broken down the process to explain small parcel audits work, and why you should schedule your own audit!

The Six Key Components of an Empowered Company Culture

The Six Key Components of an Empowered Company Culture

This week, it was announced that Trinity Logistics was named the #1 Top Workplace in Delaware. In conjunction, we also won a special award for New Ideas, given to the company where employees feel most encouraged and heard when sharing their ideas. We’ve never been one to toot our own horn, so rather than dwelling on these awards, we instead want to take this opportunity to help other companies learn how to improve and transform their own company cultures by implementing the ideas we’ve been growing here at our own company. If you want to transform your company culture, read on!

Transportation Management Software: Are These Top 5 Myths Holding You Back?

Transportation Management Software: Are These Top 5 Myths Holding You Back?

In 2009, Trinity Logistics began offering freight management with transportation management software(TMS) for our customers. The technology we offer isn’t new, but for many small- to medium-sized businesses, it can be a foreign concept. It’s good to be cautious, but some commonly held myths seem to be holding many shippers back from incredible improvements to their supply chain! It’s myth-busting time, and we’re here to give you the real scoop on transportation management software.

Understanding Your Transportation Costs = Improving Your Bottom Line

Understanding Your Transportation Costs = Improving Your Bottom Line

Believe it or not, it’s almost time for the leaves to fall and the temperatures to drop. The final quarter of the year is approaching, and many companies will find themselves reviewing their 2013 budgets and planning for 2014. During this process, especially with transportation costs on a steady incline, many companies may also find themselves facing the unpleasant prospect of a smaller bottom line. However, by understanding their transportation costs as a percentage of their revenue and comprehending the negative impact this could potentially have on their bottom line, companies may be able minimize the impact in order to realize greater profits.

Transportation Management Software: The Missing Piece to Your Puzzle

Transportation Management Software: The Missing Piece to Your Puzzle

Have you heard the saying “there’s always room for improvement?” That’s exactly right when you’re looking for a solution to better your supply chain processes. Implementing transportation management software (TMS) could be the missing piece to your puzzle when trying to control costs, catch and resolve transportation discrepancies, and create in-depth reports. This software can help you analyze valuable transportation metrics while keeping supply chain communication as transparent as possible.

The History of Intermodal Shipping

The History of Intermodal Shipping

If you have been around the transportation industry for any length of time, you have likely seen a lot of change. It’s intriguing to look back at the history of intermodal logistics and how the process has evolved. We’re going to examine three aspects in particular – ramp operations, equipment, and technology, comparing the 60s and 70s to the present day.

Five Things to Remember When Shipping to Mexico

Five Things to Remember When Shipping to Mexico

As the seasons change, so do the origins of the everyday products we purchase. Now is the time to brush up on the basics of getting some of those items across the U.S. border and to their final destinations. Continuing reading for the top five things to remember when shipping items in and out of Mexico.