When you work in shipping and transportation, few things are more stressful than dealing with delays and back-ups at your company docks. Whether you’re shipping or receiving freight, getting behind schedule can throw off the entire day. Sometimes, yes, delays are unavoidable – but you might be surprised to learn that your own company procedures could be making you more vulnerable to back-ups. Are you guilty of these top 5 “dock jammers”?
Trinity Logistics, a 3PL (third party logistics) provider headquartered in Seaford, DE, was named to two important lists last week: the 2014 Top 3PL and Cold Storage Provider list, published by Food Logistics magazine, and the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing privately-owned businesses in America.
A transportation management system (TMS) is a software program that allows companies to manage their supply chain (including their internal logistics department, suppliers, carriers, and vendors). Although transportation management software was very expensive when it first became popular, the new options available for on-demand, scalable TMS software mean that even smaller companies can now take advantage of the benefits of implementation. These benefits include automation, optimization, visibility, and reporting that lead to developing more efficient logistics processes, and ultimately, time and money saved.
If you’re thinking about expanding your supply chain into Mexico, you’re not alone. Business between the US and Mexico is booming. Perhaps you are looking to export your finished goods into Mexico for sale or consumption – or you'd like to import raw materials from Mexico to use in the manufacture of your product. No matter the situation, compared to shipping domestically, there are a lot more factors you’ll need to consider when arranging the transportation of your goods. Learn all the basics in this blog.
On July 25th, the Department of Transportation announced that Anne Ferro, the head of the FMCSA, would be resigning. The FMCSA, which regulates laws for the trucking industry in the United States, has had an incredibly productive five years during her tenure – but simultaneously, has experienced a rapidly declining reputation in the trucking industry. While her resignation prompts relief for many, it prompts questions and concerns for others about the future direction of the FMCSA.