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.
Every year, here in Delaware, Team Trinity participates in the West Sussex County Relay for Life. As I’m sure most of you know, this event raises money for cancer research through a fun and inspiring walk through the night, the goal being to keep at least one team member walking at all times. This cause is extremely important to us, as we have multiple cancer survivors who work here at Trinity— as well as many who have been affected by or who have lost loved ones to cancer. As such, Trinity Logistics has consistently been the Hope Sponsor for our local Relay, which is the highest level of sponsorship available (and equates to a donation of roughly $10,000.) Read more about our sponsorship for a good cause.
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:
A cooperative project that improves Delaware air quality and the quality of life for neighborhood residents was unveiled today at a ceremony at Trinity Port Services in New Castle. Twenty electrified outlets that power refrigerated storage containers at the company’s Rogers Road site have replaced the use of diesel generators, significantly reducing air pollutants, diesel fumes and noise in the community.
On May 9th, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration granted a Petition for Rulemaking, changing their redefined tank vehicle descriptions from July of 2011. The July Federal CDL Licensing rules were changed to include other types of equipment you wouldn’t ordinarily think of as a “tanker”.
“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.