So how do you build a real team environment in an industry as difficult as ours? Here are a few things that we do to encourage team work and promote a team building culture.
What is morale? Morale is the confidence, enthusiasm, and discipline of a person or group at a particular time. Having a good morale in the workplace is essential for enhancing productivity and making your job more enjoyable.
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.
This is a question that many customers ponder on a daily and weekly basis. If you are a shipper or manufacturer utilizing intermodal (rail shipments) as a means of moving your freight, no doubt you already have a list of items that you consider when selecting the “best” intermodal logistics provider. Humor me and please keep reading anyway, I may possibly add one or two items that you haven’t considered in the past.
What Management Needs to Know about the Transportation Market, Part Three: Legislation
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.
It is simple supply and demand. There is more freight than there are trucks. Read more!
Transportation may not be high on your priority list or even on your list at all, but you should probably make some room for it. You need to pay attention to the transportation market because costs are continuing to increase and capacity continues to tighten. This means it is getting more expensive and more difficult to get your freight to your customers.