November 21, 2020 | TruckerTools

Best Blogs of the Month for Brokers, October 2020 Edition

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Are you looking for tips on choosing the right TMS or do you want to know what to expect in Q4 and beyond? Do you need a strategy for expanding your customer base and meeting your shippers’ load tracking requirements? Look no further! Trucker Tools’ October 2020 blogs have it all. In October, we made announcements about new partnerships with Matson Logistics and StrategyLive in our blog, and announced our third quarter visibility champions. We took a deep dive into the opportunities that technology offers small brokers and looked at some of the top problems you may be facing in your broker/3PL business. 

Check ‘em out: Trucker Tools’ best blogs of October 2020!

Forecasting Q4: What To Expect and How Brokers Can Prepare

In a tumultuous year like this one, it can be difficult to predict what will happen next. That’s why we called on FreightWaves’ CEO and founder Craig Fuller to share his predictions on what we can expect in Q4. According to Fuller, the capacity crunch isn’t going to end anytime soon and we can expect consumer demand for physical goods to continue. To hear more of his predictions, read this blog!

Five Problems That Trucker Tools Solves for Freight Brokers

While technology solves more than five problems in your brokerage/logistics operations, in this blog, we look at five of the most common issues that Trucker Tools’ solutions can resolve. Digitizing your core business activities gives you a level of efficiency, adaptability and scalability that can’t be otherwise realized. From reducing overhead and increasing efficiency to meeting shipper visibility needs, we’ve got you covered!

The Best Transportation Management Systems for Your Brokerage

Your transportation management system is one of the most important tools you’ll use as a broker or 3PL. In this blog, we provide you with descriptions of some of the best TMSs on the market, including their integration capabilities and features. Some of the features included with these TMSs are automated carrier compliance, accounting integrations, human resource integrations, safety monitoring, custom reporting and business intelligence.  

Hit Your Shippers’ Load Tracking Targets with Trucker Tools’ Continuous, Real-Time Load Tracking

Being able to meet shippers’ visibility expectations helps you keep your current customers satisfied and makes you a more attractive partner to new shippers. However, if you use check calls to track loads, it’s near-impossible to meet the visibility expectations of most shippers. Find out how Trucker Tools’ real-time visibility platform reduces the time and resources you need to track a load, while meeting or surpassing even the most stringent shipper visibility requirements. 

How Technology Evens the Playing Field for Small Brokers

One of the things we love about well-designed technology is that it can provide smaller brokers/3PLs with the process automation, efficiency and cost-saving benefits that larger businesses have been enjoying for years. Technology like Trucker Tools’ helps you match the service offerings of larger brokers and gives you scalability so that you don’t need to invest in new technology every time your business grows or markets change.

Matson Logistics Partners with Trucker Tools for Shipment Visibility and Automated Truckload Booking

After testing and evaluating several digital freight matching and visibility technologies, Matson Logistics recently chose Trucker Tools’ digital freight matching and real-time visibility platforms. Matson chose Trucker Tools’ platforms because they can deliver the load tracking accuracy and process enhancement the company was seeking. Matson also is using Trucker Tools’ Book It Now® in its operations to provide a one-click load booking experience for carriers.

Trucker Tools’ Q3 Visibility Compliance Champions

Our Q3 visibility compliance champs list is a long one! In this blog, find out which brokers/3PLs achieved 90 percent or higher visibility compliance with Trucker Tools’ real-time visibility platform in the third quarter of 2020. We also reveal who has achieved 80 percent or higher visibility compliance with Trucker Tools in Q3, as well as the names of those brokers and 3PLs who’ve surpassed these visibility compliance milestones for two consecutive quarters.

Five Tips on How To Stand Out to Prospective Shippers

If you want to be an attractive partner to shippers, you have to be able to meet their needs, plain and simple, without blowing your budget. In this blog, we offer five secrets for standing out to prospective shippers, whether you’re a small, mid-sized or large broker/3PL. Spoiler alert: all five of our tips involve leveraging the power of technology to meet the needs of your customers and partners, while reducing inefficiency in your own operations. 

Integration Partner Highlight: StrategyLive TMS

The integration between StrategyLive’s TMS and Trucker Tools’ load tracking, digital freight matching and Book It Now® lets you access and view data from Trucker Tools’ platforms in the TMS. This integration saves your staff time and effort, which increases your operational efficiency and can reduce your cost per load. With this integration, you can find capacity quickly, offer carriers in-app load booking and track your shippers’ loads digitally in real-time.  

For more insights, tips, announcements and news, take a gander at Trucker Tools’ September 2020 Monthly Link Roundup — Brokers. Schedule a demo of Trucker Tools’ digital freight matching, real-time visibility platform and Book It Now®

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