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Reduce Your LTL Freight Bill and Ensure Quality Service

Posted on 24, Apr | Posted by David Maxfield

The quick and easy way to manage your freight

You can immediately realize significant reductions in your LTL spend — averaging between 12%-15% and often as high as 25%. Further, these savings have proven to be sustainable, with many companies enjoying these savings continuously over 10 years or more.

If you are a small- or medium-sized shipper, you may not have the buying power, business processes, tools, and technology to negotiate the best LTL rates for your company. A unique program — Transportation Logistical Concepts (TLC) — leverages the collective volume of scores of shippers operating through a common business system with a multitude of carriers to realize the best LTL rates and service for you!

Free use of TMS – You can use our Transportation Management System, on line, whenever you want, and it’s FREE, no software download required.

Low Rates – By joining with us you can take advantage of the OVER $60 MILLION combined buying power from hundreds of companies.

Great Carriers – Access to the top carriers, locally, regionally, and nationally. LTL, Flats, Vans, Temperature Controlled, and Specialized.

Multiple Services – LTL, Less Than Truckload; TL, Truckload; Inter-modal-Rail; Expedited, Air; Ocean, Assembly and Distribution.

We will compare the LTL rates with the volume rates anytime you have 2 pallets or more to assure you of the best combination of price and service.

Call us toll free: 888-802-9990 or click here and start shipping today!

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Getting the Best Freight Rate just got better!

Posted on 16, Apr | Posted by David Maxfield

Best Freight Quote

 

We offer a variety of services. Over the past 20 years we have listened to our customers and developed solutions which can grow with your needs. From the infrequent shipper to someone looking for comprehensive supply chain solutions, you can be assured of getting the best freight rate every time.

Free use of TMS – You can use our Transportation Management System, on line, whenever you want, and it’s FREE, no software download required.

Low Rates – By joining with us you can take advantage of the OVER $60 MILLION combined buying power from hundreds of companies.

Great Carriers
– Access to the top carriers, locally, regionally, and nationally. LTL, Flats, Vans, Temperature Controlled, and Specialized.

Multiple Services – LTL, Less Than Truckload; TL, Truckload; Inter-modal-Rail; Expedited, Air; Ocean, Assembly and Distribution.

We will compare the LTL rates with the volume rates anytime you have 2 pallets or more to assure you of the best combination of price and service.

Call us toll free: 888-802-9990 or Click the button above and start shipping Today!

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Time Critical Freight www.911Freight.com

Posted on 20, Dec | Posted by David Maxfield

www.911freight.com

Time Critical Freight from trade shows, to plants being down, and everything in between, time can be critical. When you work with just in time, JIT, inventory, time definite delivery is extremely important. Whatever the reason for delays; inventory, production, quality control, weather, standard shipping is no longer an option. Our team of experts will match the mode and equipment to see that your freight is delivered when needed. They will monitor your shipment from pick-up through delivery, assuring the required service. They can keep you informed at key points along the way, or simply provide proof of delivery as needed.

Whether you require flat beds, stake beds, or vans, we can provide local delivery within the next 2 hours or by the end of the same day.

Long haul services can include exclusive use of a dedicated truck with sleeper team service to deliver any time, day or night, with transit time measured in hours not days, we can handle it. Specialized equipment including: Vans with e-trac and tie down and straps with pads; temperature controlled refrigerated trailers; flat beds, step decks, drop decks, or double drops for oversize, overweight, or over dimensional loads, we will match the equipment with your shipment requirements.

Of course there are times when surface is not an option. We provide next day air, 2nd day air, and 3-5 day service. When that is not good enough, we also have next flight out and air charter service too.

Just let us know what you have, where it is shipping from and where and when it needs to be delivered.

Any Freight – Anywhere – Any Time

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Do you compare your freight rates on every shipment?

Posted on 18, Jul | Posted by David Maxfield

Effective August 1st, 2011 YRC will be implementing a 6.9% general rate increase for all non-contractual customers.  This increase will apply to minimum chares, LTL rates and accessorial charges. Domestic Canada rates remain unchanged at this time.

The following email announcement pertains to YRC only.  Information regarding Holland, Reddaway and New Penn will be forthcoming.

This is one reason why it is important to compare rates on every shipment. We make sure you get the best freight rate every time.

Contact us today at (800) 882-4852 or check our website and get a quick quote on your next shipment at www.tlcforfreight.com

Best regards,

TLC Team

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Transport Capital Partners survey points to tight capacity and higher rates over next 12 months

Posted on 27, Jun | Posted by David Maxfield

By Jeff Berman, Group News Editor
June 27, 2011

While there is a current moderation in freight volumes, the consensus from a Transport Capital Partners (TCP) survey appears to be that this moderation will not be lasting, with 80 percent of survey respondents indicating volumes will increase within the next 12 months.

Even though 80 percent is impressive, TCP’s previous quarterly survey cited 90 percent of respondents as stating volumes would increase within the same timeframe. The 80 percent reading, said TCP, is the third highest level reported in this survey, although TCP said this data was collected at the end of May, prior to the recent spate of negative economic news issued in recent weeks.

Last year at this time people were feeling pretty positive,” said Lana Batts, TCP partner. “But then everything just stalled out, and I think these current numbers represent just how tenuous this whole economic recovery is.

In May 2010, 94 percent of survey respondents were calling for higher volumes over the next 12 months.

Even though the quarterly figure is down to 80 percent, Batts described that as pretty healthy, adding that it bodes well for the industry, because the capacity that the trucking industry has today probably resembles the capacity situation from February 2008, when TCP first began collecting this data.

And with very few carriers planning to add capacity, the TCP survey found that the second half of this year will show an increased capacity gap, with only 32 percent larger carriers—over $25 million in revenue—no expected to increase capacity, coupled with 24 percent of smaller carriers expecting to do the same.

Another 39 percent are planning to add some capacity and another 25 percent plan to acquire contractors. Roughly 85 percent of larger carriers have been able to access credit to fund capacity expansions, while 80 percent of smaller carriers have. TCP said the fact that about 20 percent of smaller carriers cannot access reasonable credit is troubling.

Even though the capacity situation remains a cause for concern, Batts said that does not change the fact that as volumes go down, rates for shippers will continue to go up. The TCP survey bears this out, too, with nearly 90 percent of carriers expecting rates to go up over the next 12 months compared to the last 12 months. And TCP said this survey reflects the first time that respondents indicated rates were not likely to decrease since the question was initially asked in these surveys in the first quarter of 2009.

They added that this is not a huge surprise as the supply and demand equilibrium continues to favor carriers in this market, with few capacity gains expected and slow economic growth still occurring in terms of GDP.

“Carriers today are not interested in adding capacity, because rates today are about equal to what they were in 2006,” said Batts. “The price of a truck has gone up from $80,000 to $120,000 and fuel is up, too. Everything is more expensive, and the industry is still charging 2006 rates. It is not sustainable. Trucking is not as easy of a business to get into as it was before.

Batts added that even though new Class 8 orders are up, it does not even begin to approach the replacement level truly needed for trucks that have exited the industry over the last five years.

Established in 1987 Transportation & Logistical Concepts “TLC” is always looking for innovative ways to improve the services we provide. Our reputation is built on our ability to serve your shipping needs accurately, reliably and cost-effectively. Our goal is to establish long-term relationships with customers by helping them distribute their products efficiently and economically.

To meet that goal and meet our customers’ wide-ranging needs, we have developed many innovative programs over the past several years. We have also established strategic alliances with business partners to offer a full line of value added services.

Call us a call today at 800-882-4852 or check out our website for more detail www.tlcforfreight.com.

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Freight Management Today: More Freight, Fewer Trucks and Drivers

Posted on 20, Jun | Posted by David Maxfield

The numbers don’t lie. The economy is returning to pre-recession levels and freight volumes are rising.At the same time, carrier failures, fleet reductions, and the ongoing exodus of drivers from the industry have drained the freight market of much of its capacity. This combination of rising demand and diminished capacity is creating a dangerous imbalance to which shippers have been slow to respond.

The risk is greatest for small and mid-sized companies, who lack the leverage to ensure available carrier capacity at a reasonable price. But there are steps you can take now to manage freight requirements during the coming capacity crunch to avoid supply chain disruptions and protect your market share.

TLC with over 30 years in the industry has allowed us to negotiate incredible rates with all the top carriers. You will not find rates and service like this anywhere else! Best LTL rates you will find. We specialize in shipping dry goods. Get your free online Freight Rate now!

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Rail traffic showed steady gains for the week ending May 28, says AAR

Posted on 3, Jun | Posted by David Maxfield

Rail traffic showed steady gains for the week ending May 28, according to data released by the Association of American Railroads (AAR).

Carload volume—at 288,049—was up 0.7 percent compared to the same timeframe last year and is behind the week ending May 21 at 295,148 and the week ending May 14 at 294,271. It was also behind the week ending April 2, which hit 305,905 carloads, marking the highest weekly carload tally since the end of 2008.

Carload volume was up 0.7 percent in the East and up 0.7 percent out West. Carloads on a year-to-date basis are at 6,110,554 for a 3.2 percent annual gain. (more…)

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SaaS 2.0: How the Logistics Industry is Driving an Evolution in Software-as-a-Service

Posted on 9, May | Posted by David Maxfield

The software as a service (SaaS) model has been widely embraced by multiple industries thanks to the numerous advantages that on-demand solutions deliver. Logistics-intensive organizations, however, were among the first to turn to SaaS to reduce costs, increase operational performance and improve customer satisfaction. As the need for connectivity, collaboration and compliance grows, many members of the global supply chain now realize that SaaS in the logistics market can offer far more than “rented” application software when connected to a “federated” network comprised of several communities (such as airlines, ship and truck carriers, government agencies, logistics providers, etc.), each with a common interest.

Consider the next evolution of SaaS as business social networking for the supply chain community –SaaS 2.0, if you will. Leveraging a federated network, SaaS 2.0 extends the value that traditional on-demand solutions offer by not only providing pay-per-use access to applications that businesses need to manage their supply chains, but also by bringing together and enabling multi-party collaboration between logistics service providers, supply chain partners, carriers, customs agencies and customers from around the globe. (more…)

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Transportation & Logistical Concepts, “TLC,”

Posted on 9, May | Posted by David Maxfield

Established in 1987 Transportation & Logistical Concepts, “TLC,” is always looking for innovative ways to improve the services we provide.

We now have the ability to manage your entire supply chain by combining our experienced people with one of the best Transportation Management Systems, “TMS.” By taking advantage of this service, you can start saving right away, without worrying about staffing, training and a lengthy expensive implementation as if you were to purchase a TMS. In fact, we have various programs available for shippers of any size that can turn your logistics into a profit center. (more…)

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Outsourcing will reduce costs while improving service

Posted on 9, May | Posted by David Maxfield

Concerned about Reducing Costs, Improving Service, Asset Redeployment, Liability Insurance Protection, Labor Insulation, Distribution Management

Why not concentrate on your core business, and take advantage of our contract logistics. As a non asset based third party provider we are free to provide the best method of distribution anywhere in the country.

Contract Logistics provides the answer

Value added services:

  • Pick and Pack
  • Fulfillment
  • Repacking
  • Shrink-wrapping
  • Labeling
  • Returns Processing
  • Sampling and/or Inspection
  • Supervised Dump and Destroy
  • Light Manufacturing
  • Special or Mixed Unit Building
  • UPS, RPS and Courier Shipments
  • Direct Store Delivery Programs

We will design a custom program that will focus on cost reduction and improved service.

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