Shipping temperature-controlled freight can be a very nervewracking experience. Whether you’re shipping ice cream that could disastrously melt, or beer that might freeze in transit, the risks are higher than a regular truckload shipment because your product is more vulnerable. For a long time, the go-to for shipping refrigerated freight has been, of course, reefer truckload. But did you know that there’s an alternative that is often cheaper and more reliable? Shipping your temp-controlled freight over the rail with refrigerated intermodal is quickly becoming an extremely popular trend.
When your company’s business depends on shipping freight, it’s easy to feel like you have no choice but to negatively impact the environment, due to the inevitable fuel consumption and carbon emissions of the trucking industry. However, many companies either are not aware of, or do not consider, a valuable alternative to truckload shipping that cuts down on these impacts significantly: intermodal shipping (over the rail).
Do you automatically route your LTL shipments to the provider who quotes you the lowest rate? This blog may give you pause to think about the dialogue that could be taking place within your organization in order to determine what your true LTL shipping costs are (this is more than just the rates you’re paying). Reconsidering how you view your overall LTL costs vs. individual rates will help you keep your customers happy and allow you to remain one step ahead of your competition.
Maybe you just took over the shipping responsibilities for your company and have no idea where to start. Maybe your business has grown from shipping parcel only to shipping one or two pallets at a time and trying to learn about LTL has your head spinning. Either way, never fear. We’ve outlined three of the most important LTL terms you need to know here in this blog.
We get it – when you’ve been managing your transportation manually, the thought of integrating technology into your processes can be a little intimidating. Especially if you’ve been doing things the same way for 15 years. But if you’re a good candidate for transportation management software, it’s something you should seriously consider. Read on to learn the telltale signs.
Trinity Logistics has been selected by Pompeian, Inc. as the single source logistics provider for their main distribution center in Baltimore, MD.
If you’ve ever shipped LTL, you’re likely aware of how complicated and confusing it can sometimes be, especially compared to shipping a full truckload. We’ve compiled a list of some commonly asked questions about the nuances of shipping LTL.
If you ship LTL freight, you’re likely aware of the direct impact that your shipment’s freight classification has on the cost required to ship it. Believe it or not, your commodity is constantly at risk of having its classification changed – and you need to stay in the loop. Check out this list of commodities that had classification changes approved last month. It may include yours!
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.