Best practices are formulated to help companies pursue excellence in what they do, to provide them the responsibility to contribute to preserving life and the environment, and to fortify the competitiveness of a country in terms of transport, import and export. Hence, logistics and freight transport companies must adopt the following best practices.
- Keeping the vehicles environmentally friendly.
Each segment of the society can help prevent the damages we cause to the environment. Since freight transport companies use vehicles on a daily basis, their vehicles must be the top subject of their eco-friendly actions. Keeping clean engines, avoiding smoke belching through regularly checking the emissions system, properly maintaining the radiator, and fixing the fuel system of their vehicles are some of the best practices they can do for the benefit of the environment.
- Saving fuel.
Aside from the fact that limiting fuel consumption can help reduce climate change, this best practice can also save freight transport companies some operational cost. Oil is non-renewable and we’re not sure until when the world’s oil supplies will last. Hence, it’s better to save them for lengthier consumption. Some fuel-saving tips you can keep in mind include staying within speed limits, loading off unneeded weight, and turning off the air conditioner when it’s not too hot.
- Complying with trade regulations, standards and requirements of customs.
This best practice won’t only gain a freight transport company a good reputation in the industry; it could also keep the company a clear conscience since they are neither breaking the law nor working under the table.
- Continuously developing and monitoring the skills and behavior of personnel.
Since the freight and logistics industry is focused on services rather than products, companies under such industry must continuously exert efforts that would develop the skills and improve the behavior of all their employees – especially the drivers, customer relations staff, and executives who face people on a regular basis.
- Establishing harmonious relationships with suppliers, partners, and clients.
Believe us, it’s not merely for reputation’s sake. A trustworthy company, in general, works well with partners and clients because they don’t put all their money on their head. They value other people, other businesses, and others’ welfare. In fact, some are even friends with competitors. Many companies who swear by this best practice also stay long in the industry.
All of these best practices are observed by Ernest Logistics Corporation and are also the secrets to the company’s success. Contact Ernest Logistics Corporation if you want to learn more.