PartnerShip Named Diamond Broker by Internet Truckstop
01/20/2016 — Matt Nagel
PartnerShip is proud to announce that we’ve joined Internet Truckstop’s Diamond Broker Program. Additionally, PartnerShip has secured a $100,000 bond which is a significant increase of what is mandated for all brokers and freight forwarders by law.
For a broker to stay in the program they must maintain an “A” credit rating and experience with Internet Truckstop. The broker also must abide by the TIA code of ethics.
About Diamond Broker Program Participating members receive a diamond designation attached to every load they post with Internet Truckstop. The Diamond Broker quickly delivers valuable assurances to Carriers regarding credit, performance history and the quality of their bond. In addition to these competitive advantages the Diamond Broker receives experienced support to protect their bond, their credit score and their good name.
About Internet Truckstop Founded in 1995, Internet Truckstop is the first and largest freight matching service on the web. Internet Truckstop offers more tools than any other freight matching service available. These easy to use tools, one of the largest freight databases, and a commitment to the transportation industry make Internet Truckstop the leader in Internet freight matching.
PartnerShip is very excited to be part of this great program! We always strive to provide our carrier partners with a quality experience!
Now that the countdown is over and you’ve vacuumed most of
the confetti out of your carpet, it’s time to look forward to the rest of the
year and make (hopefully not empty) promises to yourself for a better future.
Your overall resolution as a business, when it comes to your shipping operation,
should be to save money. In order to successfully achieve this resolution over
the next year, you’re going to have to make sure key operations and processes
are in place and followed. Not to fear, as Your
Shipping Connection, we’ve compiled 5 recommended resolutions for your
company to make in 2016 to achieve your end goal – saving money!
Consolidate - As a general rule, one big order
ships for less than three smaller orders. That means businesses should consider
consolidating multiple orders into a single large shipment whenever possible,
and always try to minimize the number of packages it sends. All too often,
shipments are arranged as they come in from sales or order processing. However,
a little planning and visibility will go a long way towards saving on shipping
costs, supplies, and time.
Commit to Saving on Inbound Shipments - Many
companies that have outbound freight will more often than not have shipments
coming into their facility from vendors and suppliers. These shipments are
often billed to the consignee even though the consignee has no control over how
the shipment is shipped or handled by the carrier. Even if your company isn’t
seeing a direct invoice for these shipments, there’s no such thing as “free
shipping” and the charges are probably being hidden elsewhere. In short,
staying on top of your inbound shipping cultivates a healthy bottom line.
Avoid Reweighs and Reclasses – Making this
simple commitment to a more detail-oriented shipping operation will no doubt
save you time and money in the long run. Most of avoiding costly reweighs or
reclasses comes down to one document – your Bill of Lading (BOL). Make accuracy
a priority on your BOL and enjoy a hassle-free shipping operation.
Make New Connections – If you’re not yet working
with a 3rd Party Logistics (3PL) partner, you can knock the above
resolutions (and many more) out of the park in 2016. There are many benefits to
taking on a shipping partner, but, in short, a good 3PL should put a great deal
of effort into concentrating on the shipping industry, developing solid
relationships with carriers and drivers alike, and leveraging that stability
into savings and service for their customers. Thereby taking costly time
commitments from your staff and providing savings for your company.
Catch-up on Your Reading – Between our blog and our white papers, PartnerShip puts out a great deal of information to keep you informed on happenings in the constantly changing shipping industry and tips on how to save money on any and every shipment.
Interested in making and keeping these resolutions? Consider
PartnerShip as your dedicated shipping partner! We have over 25 years of
experience managing less-than-truckload (LTL), tradeshow, truckload, and small
package shipping operations for thousands of businesses. Every year since 1989
our New Year’s resolution has been to save you money!
Get winning! Enter the $25,000 Get Ready Sweepstakes
01/08/2016 — Leah Hyland
Get ready to win! FedEx is giving PartnerShip customers a chance to win up to $10,000, plus over 100 other prizes, in the $25,000 Get Ready Sweepstakes. By enrolling in a PartnerShip-managed shipping program, association members will be automatically entered in the sweepstakes. If you are already enrolled in one of our programs, you simply have to register for the sweepstakes. Then you’ll have a chance to earn up to 51 additional entries.*
Imagine how you could invest in the success of your business with these prizes:
$10,000 Grand Prize (1)
$1,000 First Prizes (10)
$50 Second Prizes (100)
Get started. Keep saving.
PartnerShip customers enjoy significant savings on select FedEx® services. The program is free to join and there are no minimum shipping requirements. What’s more, you may be eligible for other special offers and promotions.
PartnerShip works with over 120 major trade associations, across many industries, to provide their members with time- and money-saving tools to help them be successful in all facets of shipping and logistics. If you belong to an association we work with, take advantage of our free shipping benefits today and get in on the $25,000 Get Ready Sweepstakes. If you're not sure if you qualify for one of our association shipping programs contact us and we'll find the solution that's right for you.
*Limit 52 total entries. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Void where prohibited. The $25,000 Get Ready Sweepstakes is sponsored by FedEx Corporate Services, Inc. Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and D.C., 18 or older and a member of an eligible FedEx Advantage® affiliate as of 1/3/16. Begins 1/4/16; ends 2/26/16. For rules, visit smallbusiness.fedex.com/get-ready-rules.