In these times of economic uncertainty, it can be difficult for businesses to predict the ebb and flow of trade – with such volatility, peaks and troughs in operations are now the norm for many, making the logistics of shipping goods slightly more tricky.
With the first quarter survey of executives from the Bank of Canada detailing ‘soft’ expectations for sales amid ongoing trade friction around the world, on top of a general economic slowdown in Canada, businesses are left wondering how much they will be shipping from month to month.
In terms of the logistics, it can be a confusing situation. For many shipping companies, it is preferable to know in advance what the likely shipping volumes will be for an individual business, so schedules, budgets and fleet allocations can be planned ahead of time. This is something likely to prove tough for many businesses in today’s economic climate.
“Economic uncertainty has almost become the norm in today’s business world,” said a spokesperson for Reliable Transportation Link (RTL), an Ontario-based trucking company. “In fact, uncertainty is practically the one constant, and it’s something we at RTL have been well prepared for over the years.
“We describe it as our ‘unique business model’ but it is really all about flexibility. As a business that truly understands the needs of individual customers, we are agile enough to tailor a range of services across general fleet, specialized equipment and on-call drivers according to changing requirements.
“We closely monitor global economic developments and are only too aware of the impact this has on fluctuating business volumes. But however strong the call on our services, the level of delivery stays the same – we can offer safe, secure and fast shipping of goods in an array of specially equipped transport.”
Canada’s proximity to and vital trade with the US makes intermodal shipping and delivery essential for most shipping companies. With concerns raised last year by the Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association regarding congestion and service delivery problems at Canadian ports and railroads, companies need to be adept at overcoming these challenges, especially in the wake of fast growth in international trade being identified as an ongoing source of these capacity issues.
“Logistical challenges posed by intermodal capacity problems is really an area where only one thing counts – experience,” added the RTL spokesperson. “As specialists in intermodal shipping and delivery, we have the knowledge and infrastructure to ensure smooth, swift shipments through all ports and terminals.
“We have all the necessary permits in place to avoid any further delays, while our service delivers to all major destinations in Canada and the US. Our intermodal facility also includes 20’ to 53’ containers, container cargo for dangerous goods and hazardous materials, and delivery of oversized and overweight containers.”
The flexibility that is at the heart of RTL’s core offering is also demonstrated by their technological support. The company’s own information management system not only offers full driver and cargo tracking, but also provides a real-time messaging service that gives RTL the capability to respond quickly to any sudden changes in customer requirements. The tracking system also covers intermodal shipping, adding an extra layer of security in busy ports and terminals.
Company Name: Reliable Transportation Link
Contact Person: Walter
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Address:6201 Highway 7 West, Unit #2
State: Ontario L4H 0K7