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How Transportation Management Software Helps Reduce Total Expenses

Author: Ron Vest

Transportation management software is often thought of as a tool to help shipping departments select the lowest cost carrier. Other times, it’s looked upon for consolidating shipments or enhancing the way a shipment is being routed. While these are definite features, a TMS also provides opportunities for savings in both soft and hard costs that create far-reaching benefits for your entire company, not just the transportation department. The TMS has a dramatic positive effect on the profitability of all departments. Let’s take a look at how.

Categories: Logistics, Technology

When Your LTL Freight Needs To Move Fast: Guaranteed and Expedited LTL Shipping

Author: Cheryl Swain

In the LTL world, there are many ways to guarantee your freight moves quickly. Each LTL carrier has their own set of options (and rules for those options). In general, you have two options – schedule an expedited LTL shipment (which moves faster than a standard LTL shipment) or a guaranteed LTL shipment (which comes with a guaranteed delivery date and time, and if they aren’t met, the cost of your shipment may be refunded, depending on the carrier.) Learn about the ins and outs of shipping guaranteed or expedited LTL shipments.

Categories: Logistics, LTL
Tags: ltl service, ltl carriers

Trinity Logistics Acquires Full Ownership of Trinity Transportation Group

Author: Brandy McMullen

Trinity Logistics has acquired full ownership of Trinity Transportation Group of Buford, Georgia. Formerly known as Tappan Marketing, Inc. or TMI Logistics, the sales location first became part of a joint venture Trinity Transportation Group in December of 2010. Over time, the synergies between the two companies became so aligned that in early 2014, it was decided to convert this sales office into a full-fledged regional service center under the Trinity Logistics brand.

Categories: Press Releases

The Top 5 Reports Every Logistics Manager Should Be Running

Author: Kellie Morgan

The implementation of transportation management software is the first step to automation, visibility, and ultimately, cost savings in your supply chain. However, you won’t see ROI in your TMS investment unless you’re actively taking advantage of the visibility it provides. It may be overwhelming trying to decide exactly which data you should be analyzing. According to our TMS team, these are the top five reports you should absolutely be running.

Categories: Logistics, Technology
Tags: transportation management software, reporting, logistics consultants

Guest Blog: Understanding the Metrics of LTL Capacity

Author: Scott Harrison, Southeastern Freight Lines

Scott Harrison, Manager of Sales, Support and Development at Southeastern Freight Lines, shares the three metrics that have an impact on LTL carrier capacity.

Categories: Logistics, LTL

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