“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.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has redefined tank vehicles in their Federal CDL Licensing rules to include other types of equipment you wouldn’t ordinarily think of as a “tanker”. Effective July 8, 2011, any vehicle hauling small tanks or totes of 119 gallons or more that when added together total 1,000 gallons of liquid or gaseous materials or more is now considered a tank vehicle (even if they’re a flat or van). In order to haul that load, the driver must have the tank endorsement on his CDL in order to haul it.
Pizza Blends is a a pioneer and industry leader in custom flour blending for over 25 years. They are the largest manufacturer of proprietary blended product for the pizza industry in the United States. Pizza Blends offers dry and frozen flour based products. Headquartered in Bellevue, Washington, their manufacturing locations are in Portland, Oregon; Kansas City, Missouri; Indianapolis, Indiana; and Schenectady, New York. Learn about their story during Hurricane Irene.
Tajima Global Flooring Solutions is a market share leader in high design luxury tile, plank, sheet, and loose lay flooring products. Headquartered in Conifer, Colorado, their major distribution center is in Calhoun, Georgia and their manufacturing location in Tokyo, Japan. Check out their dilemma and how Trinity came up with a solution.
Wow how time flies! A few weeks ago we were celebrating Christmas and now the New Year is upon us. The New Year will bring many changes to the trucking industry and the first major change drivers and shippers will notice is “how time flies” when they’re delivering product to the market this year.
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.