We have discussed in earlier articles some important details regarding Freight Forwarders and how you as a customer or client should approach the relationship to get the most out of it. But let us not forget the very purpose why there is a need for a Forwarder in the first place: exportation.
Exporting is defined as a trade function that involves shipping to another country1. It is considered to be the oldest form of economic transfer and usually occurs on a larger scale. Exportation offers your company valuable growth, particularly when it occurs between countries, and requires a special approach that often requires more than just planning. Increased sales and profits can be achieved but this is dependent on the success of the exportation venture: there are many risks involved and a company might find itself picking from nothing but bones.
So before commencing to sending that product abroad, know these four simple keys to successful exporting. Ready?
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1. Plan and plan ahead always be a step in advance
Before going all-out on the export effort, make certain to draw and invest in a feasible business plan, identifying the best way to tackle the issues brought about by the global market as well as enumerating the financial risks, competition, and even company flaws that may prove as disadvantages in the long run. Have your goals set the first time and achieve them, slowly if you must but surely. Have your strategies ready. It s also good to have a list of your next steps, future and possible endeavours, as well as back-up. You will need to grow eventually if all goes accordingly, but if your business does experience some missteps along the way, be prepared to take it in stride.
2. Improve on the product undertake research to improve product quality, study the market and be prepared for fluctuations
Improving product quality may mean the need to build on the product s most prominent characteristic and seeking to enhance its weaker points. This may also mean re-defining your product from time to time especially to better the features. Remember that although it s true that the original recipe might work (and be your success), it is not for every company. So enhance the product when and as needed.
Study the evolving market because what can be sold locally may need to be re-packaged, refined and reassembled to cater to the international taste especially if it s needed to pass into the target country. Always seek to know more of the market, the cultures therein and their needs, readying your business for current and passing trends, fickle consumerism and competition in the form of other companies aimed at the same thing as you are.
3. Establish good connections and relationships
Establishing a good bond may take as short as a few months or as long as a few years to improve especially in exporting, but hard-earned loyalty has many rewards eventually. So retain your customers faith and trust, keeping in mind that an initial success in any transaction could also mean just the beginning of a long-standing association with your clientele. Be the company that they ll be used to , the first they will call for needed products, without disappointing expectations through quality goods and excellent services.
Establish a good rapport with your partners as well, keeping the company processes as harmonious with them as necessary to build that success. This is especially true with Forwarding Partners since they will be your link to the international market. So treat each new contract as more than just a means for your business to survive. Be part of your partners success as even the smallest party involved in your processes will also be part of yours
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4. Protect your business and the people in it
Besides the management and export customers, your workers especially those behind your production are also a driving force that propels your business forward, so it pays to look after them. Remember to compensate them for a job well done, with full benefits that address their needs at work, and a transparent administration that wins not only the customers loyalty but your members and staff as well.
Running a business is never easy, and bringing the product to an international landscape can spell either doom or bloom for a company, but with much persistence and heart, any effort invested will ultimately pay off.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. Truck drivers from across West Virginia will be starting their engines this weekend in the Capitol City.
The event was scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Charleston Civic Center. As part of it, the competitors take three tests: a written test, a pre-trip safety inspection test and then a field test behind the wheel.
West Virginia Trucking Association President Jan Vineyard said she likes watching the drivers improve.
This is what they do everyday, and they want to be safe, professional drivers and I m thrilled every year to get to know them better and see just how involved they are in doing what s right and being the best they can be, said Vineyard.
The drivers will compete in nine classes that include everything from smaller box trucks to those with sleeper cabs.
The winners advance to the American Trucking Associations National Truck Driving Championship, also called the Super Bowl of Safety, in August in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Vineyard said the trucking industry is vital to West Virginia and this event is vital to the industry s drivers.
Trucking is so important to West Virginia. Almost everything that you have comes by truck. This is good for the drivers, the trucking image and it s just very important overall, said Vineyard.
Trucker Dustin Lund delivered potatoes in Minneapolis Thursday morning. The drive from Wisconsin took a little more than three hours — and every hour counts.
“You take a look over at your logbook and find out you’re not, you’re not necessarily on,” described Lund, “and you might have to stop a little bit sooner than what you expected.”
Right now truckers like Lund can drive a maximum of 82 hours per week, but because of new regulations set to kick-in July 1, the new max will be 70.
“Well first of all we don’t think they’re needed,” stated Minnesota Trucking Association President John Hausladen. He says the new hour limit will also limit productivity, and that could limit you.
“People are still gonna get their stuff,” he said, “but what might happen is it might take a little longer and it might cost a little more.”
Meanwhile, groups on the other side of the debate say the new rules don’t go far enough. John Lannen, the executive director of the Truck Safety Coalition, said “it’s all about safety … there is too much potential for fatigue with the number of hours truckers drive.”
Hausladen disagrees, saying “the average driver needs to worry more about another passenger car driver then they do about a truck driver on the road next to them.”
As for Lund, he says he’ll stay busy learning the new rules, saying “it just creates more frustration I guess.”
There is ongoing litigation challenging the new regulations. The Minnesota Trucking Association is still telling their members to learn the new rules for now though, saying the litigation probably won’t be settled by July.
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Supreme Court rules Los Angeles trucking rules preempted by federal law Jaclyn Belczyk at 11:40 AM ETJURIST The US Supreme Court official website ruled opinion, PDF unanimously Thursday in American Trucking Associations, Inc. v. Los Angeles SCOTUSblog backgrounder that federal law preempts certain provisions of an agreement that trucking companies must sign before they can transport cargo at the Port of Los Angeles. In an opinion by Justice Elena Kagan, the court held, “that the Federal Aviation Administration Authorization Act of 1994 (FAAAA) text expressly preempts two of the contract’s provisions, which require such a company to develop an off-street parking plan and display designated placards on its vehicles.” The court declined to decide whether, under Castle v. Hayes Freight Lines, Inc. (1954) opinion, federal law governing licenses for interstate motor carriers prevents the Port from using the agreement’s penalty clause to punish violations of other, non-preempted provisions. The court partially reversed the decision text of the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and remanded the case. Justice Clarence Thomas filed a concurring opinion.
The court heard oral arguments7 JURIST report in the case in April. An attorney for the American Trucking Associations8 association website argued that “the Port is imposing binding standards of conduct on motor carriers as a condition of accessing a channel of interstate commerce,” impermissibly, through criminal penalties. An attorney for the city of Los Angeles argued that they were simply acting under the same standards as private entities. “They set forth conditions under which drayage trucks can enter the nonpublic portions of the Port, and they are indistinguishable, indistinguishable from contract provisions that private parties routinely impose on those who seek to enter their property. In our view, 49 USC 1450 (c)(1) does not deal with contracts, and it doesn’t deal with the right of landowners to condition those seeking entry into their Port.”
The court heard oral arguments7 JURIST report in the case in April. An attorney for the American Trucking Associations8 association website argued that “the Port is imposing binding standards of conduct on motor carriers as a condition of accessing a channel of interstate commerce,” impermissibly, through criminal penalties. An attorney for the city of Los Angeles argued that they were simply acting under the same standards as private entities. “They set forth conditions under which drayage trucks can enter the nonpublic portions of the Port, and they are indistinguishable, indistinguishable from contract provisions that private parties routinely impose on those who seek to enter their property. In our view, 49 USC 1450 (c)(1) does not deal with contracts, and it doesn’t deal with the right of landowners to condition those seeking entry into their Port.”Link | | print | subscribe | | latest newscast | Facebook page 910111213 For more legal news check the Paper Chase Archive14…
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By Karting1 ~ June 9th, 2013. Filed under: Announcements1.
Buckmore Park Kart Circuit, in conjunction with the Kart Shop, is organising an evening test session for owner drivers on Tuesday 11th June from 6 pm to 9 pm. Sessions will be divided into Cadet, Juniors and Seniors. The practice fee is 50 per kart.
It will be necessary for you to book and pay for the test session in advance and all bookings must be made by Sunday 9th June. The practice fee is non-refundable but see note below. To book your sessions, phone, email or fax The Kart Shop, card details will be required.
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BLOOMINGTON, Ont. — A strong environment for trucking got even stronger in April, as FTR s Trucking Conditions Index (TCI) rose another 0.7 points to a reading of 13.8. The TCI is designed to summarize a full collection of industry metrics, with a reading above zero indicating a generally positive environment for truckers. Readings above 10, as they are now, signal that volumes, prices, and margins are likely to be in a solidly favourable range for trucking companies.
FTR officials say modest rate increases are expected to resume as freight enjoys reasonable volume growth alongside the reduced trucking productivity due to increased regulations (It is forecast that new regulations will take at least 3% out of trucking capacity, according to FTR). A soft fuel market will keep overall freight rate increases (rates including fuel) below normal recovery levels, the report says. However, FTR expects a significant increase in base prices due to the effects of Hours-of-Service and other rulings negatively impacting trucking capacity.
Recent data point to a fragile manufacturing sector. This is a concern as industrial movements account for a significant portion of truck freight. Despite the concern I believe that manufacturing is pausing rather than starting a downturn. As long as the modest economic growth continues, trucking should be able to show further growth in 2013, said Jonathan Starks, director of transportation analysis for FTR.
The bigger concern is how the industry reacts to the fast approaching Hours-of-Service starting on July 1. The markets have been in supply and demand equilibrium since late in 2011. As such, rates have been very stagnant amid a strong TCI reading because the market tends to react to changes in market conditions. We believe that our expected 3% hit to productivity is enough to break that equilibrium and generate substantial rate improvement by the end of the year.