When it comes to transportation management software (TMS) deployment, companies are often wondering whether they should dive in head first, or test the waters with one or two facilities before completely soaking themselves with a full-scale implementation. So what’s the better option? It depends on a few factors.
Have you ever wondered what a freight broker is, what they do, why they exist? To put it in simple terms, freight brokers are simply matchmakers. They are the middle-man between the shipper (the maker or owner of the product) and the trucking company that moves the freight. Freight brokers perform a valuable service for both ends of the spectrum, however they do not function as an actual carrier, they arrange for the transport of goods.
Trinity Logistics has been awarded a logistics contract to provide transportation support and solutions to Tajima Flooring of Conifer, Colorado. Trinity supports clients like Tajima with solutions including supply chain and logistics consulting, freight management, and a transportation management system (TMS) utilizing online SaaS technology. Trinity’s transportation management system enhances supply chain visibility and reporting while creating cost savings from automation, optimization, and collaboration.
Learn about the new rules for success from our President/CEO, Jeff Banning.
There are new rules that companies must follow to succeed in today’s business environment. It doesn’t matter if you are in transportation, a service business or a manufacturing firm; the same new rules apply. I would like to share them with you.
At Trinity, we don’t just want to move a load for you from point A to point B. We want to collaborate to help you effectively manage your logistics. To us, it’s more than a load. It’s a partnership established and developed to provide logistics solutions for your business.
According to information released today by TransCore, a key provider of transportation technology, freight volumes are up 39% in February over January’s already record highs! February 2011 was 64% higher than load volume in February 2010. If you haven’t felt the pinch, you’re going to soon.
If you haven’t already heard, the capacity crunch (driver shortage) everyone has been predicting has arrived, and it’s packing a mean punch. This is not the story of the broker who cried wolf, friends, it’s the industry reality right now. To describe the online activity around this topic, FRENZY isn’t too strong of a word. Carriers are turning down loads in epic proportions, and it’s occurring for every reason you could possibly imagine.
In the wake of the new CSA regulations, the entire logistics industry is hunkering down for the predicted fall out, monster sized capacity issues. We’re hearing driver shortage estimates from 150,000 to upward of 500,000 or more! The regulations are coming at the worst possible timing, economically speaking, according to Stifel Nicolaus, conditions in our economy will be a significant improvement over the recent past, supporting transportation growth of 3%+. Everyone’s quickly putting together the math, who’s going to haul all of this freight?