Based in Earth City, Missouri, transportation provider Tri-National, Inc. provides door-to-door delivery services between Mexico, Canada, and the United States. Throughout its history, Tri-National, Inc. (TNI) has had a strong culture of support for its employees, which is something drivers such as Ricky and Richard appreciate.
Rick B. loves his job. He gets to use the best equipment, clocks plenty of driver miles, gets adequate home time, and enjoys great benefits. Aside from all those advanages, Ricky is proud to belong to a community that cares for each other.
Only recently, Ricky endured a life-changing condition. He had to take a leave of absence to recover. During his time away, the TNI community supported him and encouraged him constantly. Even though he was away from work, Ricky’s colleagues stayed in touch, helping him cope.
Ricky’s story is not the only one that bears testament to the supportive community at TNI. Richard B. has been driving for the company for close to a decade. When he first began as a truck driver, he had just gone through a terrible stage in his life and his thought process was not right.
He remembers his fleet manager asking him what was the problem and if there was any way he could help. For Richard, knowing his manager cared was support enough. He got through the tough time and has stuck with the company ever since.
With more than 100 years of experience among its senior management, Tri-National Inc. is considered a premier transportation provider under NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement). Included in Tri-National Inc.’s services are truckload third-party logistics.
Using a third-party logistics (3PL) company means outsourcing one’s transportation needs. If a business decides to use a 3PL, there are steps it can take to get the most out of the relationship.
Businesses and 3PL services should keep their performances on record and be as transparent as possible about their operations. Both parties must adhere to quality control standards and monitor performance using agreed-upon benchmarks.
Apart from looking at the data and statistics, both parties must also strive to look at each other’s sites, to check the credibility and operations of each business. Merchants should visit 3PL sites to ensure that their services can accommodate shipping, packing, and protection of products for transportation, and to discuss any needed changes.
Tri-National, Inc., has been awarded the Truckload Carrier of the Year Award by Johnson Controls, a global leader in the automotive technology industry. The company has been recognized with this award on multiple occasions. Recognition from an entity such as Johnson Controls greatly helps to attract business, as well as first-rate employees who will help further the company’s mission: to provide exemplary service and public safety. Tri-National, Inc., achieves these goals through its satellite tracking system and its use of collision avoidance technology.
Since 1885, Johnson Controls has operated with integrity and shown a commitment to promoting energy efficiency through innovation. Recognizing companies like Tri-National, Inc., for their dedication to safety and service cements Johnson Controls’ position as a model for socially responsible businesses. Johnson Controls supplies automakers with seating and electronics, as well as door and instrument panels. The company has given more than $13.9 million to nonprofit and community organizations worldwide. Recognition from an esteemed organization of this caliber is an important milestone for trucking companies.