» PURPOSE «
TCR has over 25 years of transportation and supply chain experience to assist customers in improving their supply chain. TCR Small Package Services and Freight Services provide us with a unique position to advise customers due to our data on customer rates, reliability, billing, excessive charges etc… TCR has a vast amount of information to draw upon to provide insight into key areas including:
As an alternative to discounts, many shippers are negotiating reduced “FAK” rates which more accurately reflect the carrier’s costs of transporting their products. Factors such as density, packaging, loading characteristics, and susceptibility to loss and damage affect a carrier’s costs. A thorough knowledge of how these factors affect carrier costs can be a valuable asset in conducting effective negotiations to obtain reduced rates.
Carrier Evaluation and Selection
Does your company have a close working relationship with several reliable carriers or does your shipping department use a different carrier every week? Because of less government regulation, there are many unreliable and inadequately insured carriers seeking your business.
Small Shipment and Air Express Service
Does your shipping department use the most cost-effective combination of Express Mail, United Parcel Service and Air Express for small shipments? Do your air freight shipments really have to be there the next day or will two-day service suffice?
Are your shipments, including inbound shipments from vendors, correctly described to take advantage of the lowest available freight rates? Misclassification of shipments can result in freight charges that are sometimes 50% more than they should be.
» BENEFITS «
TCR’s experience and customer information enables us to advise our customers to improve in key areas including:
TCR knows the competitive rates based on customers volume, freight classification, distance, requested service, accessorial charges etc… We know what customers should be paying their carriers for the service provided.
TCR knows transit times, how late pick-ups should be, packaging, damages, shipping systems.
Customers can improve there relationship with carriers by having a better understanding of what to expect from carriers.
» FEES «
TCR fees are a percentage of the money we save our customers; therefore there is no risk for customers. If TCR saves you nothing you pay nothing. Allow TCR to apply our years of experience to assist your company in the time-consuming area of freight payment, freight audit, parcel management. Your supply chain will thank you!