The New Year is here, and for many business owners (big and small), this is a time to sit back and reflect on how they handled their business in the last 12 months. It’s a chance for them to think about what they want to do in the New Year, and make plans to ensure they grow and succeed. Whether your business in Philadelphia, PA, or elsewhere has been around the block many times or you’re just starting out, don’t let this opportunity pass you by. It’s time to make some changes! Should you hire an experienced truck driver? Should you make some changes to your marketing plan? The tips below should help you get started.
Review Your Budget
The first thing you should do before anything else is go over your budget. If you don’t have one and never thought about making one, now is a good time. How much should you dedicate to office supplies? How much should you put aside for ensuring your customers get the best experience? No matter what, don’t get sloppy about making a budget and be sure to talk to the people in charge of finances.
Update Your Marketing Plan
What did you do in the last year that really worked for you? What did you do that didn’t net you any new business? Sit down and plan a strategy. Talk to your marketing team and see what should be done in the New Year.
Hire a Trucking Company
An experienced truck driver can help you get your products to store or customers with little trouble. Don’t ask one of your own employees to take on this transportation task; instead, go with an outside company that carries the know-how to get everything done correctly and on time.
Call Bay & Bay Transportation of Philadelphia, PA, at (888) 801-3026 and learn about what an experienced truck driver can do for you.
There are plenty of things that can cause stress for a truck driver between Thanksgiving and New Years in Minneapolis, MN, and not all of them involve traffic tie-ups, blizzards, and black ice to make things extra interesting.
Among the worst holiday stressors is scheduling. Just like everyone else, truckers ask for days off and make promises to spend time with family during the holidays. Not being able to deliver on those promises of spending time with a loved one or the extended family as they visit your home in the Minneapolis area is enough to give you gray hair. That’s a reality, however, when scheduling gets changed and tosses your best laid plans up in the air.
Logistics is a wonderful thing when it gets you to where you want to be on-time and, in some cases, days in advance. During the holidays, however, it’s a whole lot harder to plan on arriving on a particular day. Let’s face it, where you are and where a load must be on a certain date are usually two different things.
As it’s winter time in Minneapolis, you can expect two things: cold weather and very unpredictable conditions. Hopefully your dispatcher is a faithful weather watcher and has the good sense to avoid sending you out in the path of a blizzard just days away from that special family gathering or important holiday-related event.
The mandate to use Electronic Logging Devices is making many truckers unhappy in more ways than one. Obeying laws and avoiding fines is tougher when a digital tattler is keeping tabs on all of your hours, whether they came while you drove or spent an eternity waiting for folks at that last stop to do their work before you could roll.
Bay & Bay Transportation understands your greatest source of trucking stress might be to find a professional firm who can get the job done despite several frustrating factors around the holidays. We’re a Minnesota-based company that prides itself on safety and reliability. We operate late model trucks and offer several hauling options for short and long range drivers. You’ll want to learn more about our options and competitive compensation.
It’s why we say Bay & Bay is a quality driven tradition on roads around Minneapolis and on countless miles of highway nationwide. Don’t stress, call (888) 801-3026, or visit our web page for more details and information about how you can join our growing team.
When you’re driving down the road across the United States, you’ll see a lot of trucks. Most people assume that those trucks are all driven by drivers working for one company or that the drivers own their own trucks and are carrying freight for a company. Both scenarios can be true, but there’s another part of the trucking industry that coordinates the finer details of how these big rigs can more efficiently move freight around the country, and that’s called freight brokerage. Bay and Bay is a leader in the Minneapolis, MN area for Logistics to companies who need reliable carriers to deliver freight from point to point.
Our knowledge of both the trucking industry itself and the right connections between companies and carriers is where we shine. We pre-qualify our carriers and can offer a complete line of options for flatbeds, specialty, tanker, or reefers. With over 13,000 rigorously screened pre-qualified carriers in North America at our fingertips, we can find the right one for your job. If you’re looking for more cost effective solutions, we also offer intermodal and rail system transport as well.
At Bay and Bay, we know what it means to have empty trucks sitting waiting for loads: it means lost revenue for you, and lost revenue for your drivers. We have the know-how and the experience to choose the right shipper to transport the freight and we handle all the logistics from roll–out to delivery with our up–to–date tracking and freight management systems. Our solid reputation and 5 decades of experience go hand–in–hand with our commitment to leaving nothing to chance when it comes to delivering your freight safely and on time.
We are licensed, bonded, and insured, and we’re members of the Transportation Intermediaries Association, the national trade association for intermediaries and the publisher of industry best practices. Trust Bay and Bay Transportation to deliver your freight across Minneapolis, the Twin Cities, or across the United States. Call us today.