July 2, 2020 | TruckerTools

Four Reasons To Use Book It Now® for Brokers

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Picture this: you spend less time finding capacity, run your business more efficiently, grow your profits, help your carriers, boost volume and reduce your cost per load. That’s the value proposition of Book It Now®, Trucker Tools’ powerful load-booking automation tool. Book It Now® is available to brokers who use Trucker Tools’ digital freight matching platform and for carriers who use our free driver app. Book It Now® turns the load/truck-booking paradigm on its head and puts carriers in the proverbial driver’s seat when it comes to finalizing bookings. 

Check out these top four reasons to use Trucker Tools’ game-changing Book It Now® in your brokerage/logistics operations!

1. Greater Efficiency

Instead of answering phone calls from carriers and dealing with the headaches of load boards and bulk emails, simply post your loads as Book It Now® loads in Trucker Tools’ digital freight matching platform.

Your preferred carriers who view your Book It Now® loads in the Trucker Tools driver app can book the load immediately or send you an alternate rate quote right from the driver app. When a carrier books a Book-It-Now® load in our free driver app, the booking is automatically recorded in your transportation management system. At the same time, the carrier receives an automated email confirming the load booking. With Book It Now®, you automate the entire load/truck booking process for you and your carriers. No phone calls or emails are needed. 

2. Lower Cost Per Load, Higher Volume

Another compelling reason to automate your process for finding and securing truck capacity with Trucker Tools’ Book It Now® is that it can reduce your cost per load. If each load that you broker requires less time and human intervention thanks to Book It Now’s® automation, your cost per load is less. That’s always good for your bottom line. When you operate with greater efficiency and spend less time on capacity searches and bookings, you also have more time and resources to devote to business development and increasing volume. With freight markets starting to heat up again, it’s more important than ever to capitalize on any opportunities for adding volume and boosting profit margins.

3. Provide a Positive Carrier Experience

As Tom Curee, VP of Strategic Development for Kingsgate Logistics recently said, “Book it Now® greatly simplifies and accelerates the process for how a trucker accepts a load — literally taking it down to one click of a button.” 

Just like you, carriers’ profit margins are impacted by efficiency. It’s pretty simple: if carriers can book a load with a click of a button on their smart phones instead calling and emailing you about available loads, they have more time for driving and making money. That’s why Book It Now® is so powerful: it not only saves you time and money, it can do the same for carriers. With Book It Now®, carriers also can search for and book your loads 24 hours/day, seven days/week. They don’t have to wait for a call back from you on Monday or wait for your office to open in the morning. Carriers have the freedom to book your loads at times that are most convenient for them. 

4. 17+ Tools and Features 

“Truckers are demanding more automation and apps with features that save them time,” Curee also noted. 

Trucker Tools’ free driver app is designed to do just that. With 17+ other tools and features designed to simplify life on the road for truckers, our driver app can help you improve the carrier experience even more. Trucker Tools’ free driver app provides truckers with real-time, location-specific information on fuel prices, routing, weigh scales, Wal-Mart locations, truck washes, hospitals, repair shops, rest areas, truck stops, showers and other amenities. Trucker Tools’ all-in-one app helps carriers automate communications with brokers and saves them time and money. 

To learn more about Trucker Tools’ Book It Now, read Simplify How You Find and Book Truck Capacity — with Trucker Tools. For a free demo of Trucker Tools’ digital freight matching and Book It Now, contact our sales team. 

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