RAS matazz

Earlier on this year I was reflecting on how 25 years could have passed since my frontline time on a British aircraft carrier in the Royal Navy. From the eastern seaboard of North America, to Operation Desert Storm & the fjords of Scandinavia I had a fantastic time in an incredible team environment. Even though my job was as a weapons tech on the Sea Harrier jets, I was always impressed how we successfully completed Replenishment at Sea (RASing). During these operations we would take onboard fuel, parts, equipment, food, & most importantly mail. In a time before texts & emails this was your only contact with friends & family.

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How we brought together an aircraft carrier & a logistics vessel in the middle of the Atlantic on a given day, at a given time was quite impressive. While this happened the 2 ships were less than 100ft apart & connected by lines & fuel hoses. Just seconds separated success and failure. Consummate professionalism & courage were needed by all involved to see the task successfully completed.

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Now as a logistics professional I have a renewed respect for the planning, preparation & communication that would have been needed weeks in advance to successfully execute these operations. At Trinet our team strives to apply the same levels of expertise in each of our divisions. We appreciate that each of our clients’ shipments are as important as that letter from a loved one 1000 miles from home in the middle of the Atlantic.

As winter’s icy grip finally lets go here in the great white north, it won’t be long until we can again set sail on the waters of the St Lawrence Seaway and enjoy the warmth of summer.

Nick Duncan

Public Vs Privé …

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Qu’est-ce qui différencie un service de santé public vs un service de santé privé? La réponse est très simple… Le service. Tout le monde est au courant qu’au public les lignes d’attentes sont infernales et que nous sommes un simple numéro. Cependant, en allant au privé, nous avons la chance de voir un intervenant plus rapidement et, ce dernier, prend le temps de comprendre ce qui ne va pas afin de nous prescrire la bonne médication.

Il s’agit du même principe chez Trinet Transportation! Les clients sont beaucoup plus qu’un simple numéro. En effet, nous avons compris que c’est grâce à eux et à leurs fidélités que nous sommes encore ici aujourd’hui. Chez Trinet, notre mandat est d’offrir à notre clientèle un service hors de l’ordinaire. Si nous sommes en mesure de vous éviter des maux de tête face à la logistique de vos transports, par conséquent nous avons atteint notre objectif! De plus, tous comme les services de santé privé, nous sommes là pour écouter vos besoins et vous offrir une solution qui fait du sens pour vous. C’est simple, votre logistique nous tient à cœur! Si en travaillant étroitement avec un courtier en transport tel que Trinet vous permet d’accroitre votre compagnie en y investissant 100% de votre temps, ne croyez-vous pas qu’il serait le temps de nous contacter? ☺

Supply Chain is Changing

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I have noticed over the last couple of years a significant change in shipping.  Express shipments are on the rise.  LTL went through this same rise a couple of years ago (and still is) as we have seen with capacity issues in North America.

I’m seeing this same trend with express with more and more of a demand on small packages.  Where logistics professionals would analyse and dissect every quote and invoice for their international spend for example, the same is happening with small packages.

I was asked once about the competition in Montreal with the many “Big players”, freight forwarders and simple “re-sellers”.  Why service an industry with so many options?  For me, the answer is simple.  There is a need.  More people ship small packages than they do full containers from China.  Granted, the value of the shipments are very different,  but the number of small packages and envelopes that need to be shipped on a daily basis is actually more of a “problem” than the 1 container being moved every month from overseas.  The impact on labour costs is more with small packages than it is with any other type of service.

I would rather ship 1 truckload than 15 packages but the reality is every single day small, medium or large businesses are handling small packages more than trucking, more than rail, more than air freight and more than ocean containers.

Our job at Trinet is to make that part of your business easier.

Our customers need to ship out their packages.  That 1$ sample and the $5000.00 piece of equipment need almost the same amount of attention.  They are shopping for rates with multiple carriers, they are scheduling pick-ups and they are creating waybills…regardless of the value.

We’re eliminating the mundane but sometimes necessary tasks of logging in to multiple sites, calling multiple carriers for status updates and sifting through multiple invoices that you receive on a weekly basis.

Our goal is to relieve you of that burden so you can concentrate on growing your business.  The longer you spend processing that envelope to Toronto, the less time you have to schedule your air shipment from Europe which has more of an impact on your bottom line.

Everyone can save you money, but how many will help you create time?

Call us today to find out more at 514.685.7513 or email express@trinettransportation.com

Michael Masella

ITS JUST A POLE FOR CRYING OUT LOUD…

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I finally attended the hunting and fishing show this weekend for the first time. I don’t hunt but I do get out to fish a few times a year with friends. I told my wife that if all goes well I may bring back a brand new, shiny fishing rod.

After making my way through the crossbows and high powered rifles I found myself in what seemed to be fishing rod nation, thousands of different poles and just as many salespeople. My goal was to find a cool looking rod that I could be proud of when fishing off the dock somewhere, anywhere. I was not prepared for what was about to happen.

As I walked towards a few displays a staff member asked me if he could help me with anything – I said “ just looking for a rod” then he said, what kind of fish do you fish for- “whatever one hits my hook” I answered. Haha, wrong answer… He began to explain that there are different rods depending on what king of fish you want to catch (I have never really been picky) there are different rods for the waters you fish, you need to know what season you do most of your fishing to maximize the rods efficiency? Do you fish before the sun rises or as it sets? Fly fishing, trolling, deep sea fishing and it went on and on and on. The one thing all these questions had in common was that I had the answers to none of them. I had no idea finding a pole could be that complicated – its just a pole for crying out loud.

It got me thinking about logistics and how a lot of businesses think that its just about “finding trucks for crying out loud” but the more a business understands what their logistics challenges are and what they what to accomplish when it comes to their supply chain and the more answers they have about their specific situation the better the chance of them getting the right “fishing pole”.

Needless to say I did not buy a rod, but I did come home with a brand new fishing pole case and a box full of all different sorts of lures and fake bait. I figure I will use reverse logistics and test all the lures to figure out what type of fisherman I am- then buy the perfect fishing rod. Or maybe I will ask for some help…

Cheers,

Warren McCaffrey

Why ship express with Trinet Transportation?

Trinet strives to make your day a little easier…as I’m sure you heard. That’s why we’re so proud of our shipping app. It gives the user the control to select the carrier, price or level of service that they need while being able to take advantage of the rate they may not have access to on their own. Creating invoices for customs or waybills, tracking shipments, managing your address book…it’s all available on our app.

We have a customer that not only printed a waybill for the box, but printed an extra copy for themselves so they can track all of their shipments without accessing multiple websites. We’ve streamlined this process for you. 1 log in and you can track with all the carriers on your profile. Going paperless has never been easier.

Each user has a customized system matching their needs with the right carrier(s). No more guessing or spending hours logging in an out for quotes and creating shipments. We’ve done what everyone needs…we’ve created time in your very busy day.

Give us a call or email us to find our how we can make your day a little easier – easier@trinettransportation.com 514-694-2626 x1301

Benefits of Having a Trinet Transportation Account

Free sign up

Process and manage your shipments – on 1 application

• You can have Multiple users and only 1 Invoice

• You can have Multiple carriers and only 1 Invoice

• You have access to Multiple levels of service (ground, priority, economy)

• It’s Easy to use

• Stores your shipping history for 1 year

• The system creates the Customs invoices

Training for your staff (1 on 1, group, remote access using Team Viewer)

• 24/7 Tech Support

• 1 number to call for all of your customer service needs

Order your supplies electronically

Exclusive, shipping rates

Store your shipping information (addresses, box dimensions etc.)

Accessible through pc, laptop, tablet or smartphone

Domestic and international shipping

No pick-up fees

And so this is Christmas…

“And so this is Christmas, I hope you have fun. The near and the dear one, the old and the young”
-John Lennon

It is that time again…the close of another year, the start of a new; a new year bringing new opportunities, new successes, new reasons to celebrate and be thankful.

As the New Year begins, we wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for your support throughout the past 12 months. 2013 was a wonderful year at Trinet and it is all thanks to you, our customers, friends, and supporters.

I’d like to look back on what was accomplished in 2013 and what we are planning for 2014. This past year was certainly challenging for our industry but, thanks to our loyal customer base, we have been able to continue to invest in and improve our services and solutions.

Accomplishments in 2013:

New Web Site – We gave our Website a face lift – Out with the old and in with the new! We even have our own blog to keep you up to date on what is going on not only at Trinet but around the world in our industry.

Trinet Express was created- Trinet together with FedEx, DHL and Canpar are now able to offer our customers an online solution for all your small package needs. Trinet Express went live in June 2013 and is our fastest growing division of 2013.

Trinet USA – our branch in Reidsville North Carolina headed up by Mr. Johnny Walker (no, not that Johnny Walker) is up and running and has enabled Trinet, who was only handling Cross border and within Canada, to offer US to US moves for our customers.

Bangkok World Conference – Lucian (Director of Intl.) and I travelled to Bangkok for our annual WCA conference to secure and solidify our worldwide agent partnerships to continue offering our customers the worldwide logistics solutions they require. Great city, very hot (for a guy from Montreal).

I am looking forward to 2014; I am looking forward to helping you build your business. Our job is to take care of your logistics so you can focus on your company- Our resources have always been your resources.

It is with sincere gratitude and appreciation that we at Trinet wish you a Happy Holiday season and a healthy, promising new year. Thank you for your continued support.

Trinet Transportation Inc.

Warren McCaffrey
President and CEO