Data silos can kill a business. When your software platforms don’t share data, employee workflows become complicated, your operating costs become inflated and you miss out on potential opportunities for growth. Trucker Tools partners with leading technology developers and vendors from across the transportation industry because we know that software integrations save you time, reduce your costs and provide you with an advantage over your competition.
Our newest integration partner, PCS Software, offers a transportation management platform that improves operational efficiency and provides actionable insights to help you better understand and manage your business. The integration between Trucker Tools and PCS Software’s TMP is powerful because it lets you access data from Trucker Tools’ real-time visibility platform, digital freight matching platform and Book-It-Now® in the TMP’s interface.
About PCS Software’s TMP
PCS Software’s transportation management platform is an artificial intelligence-driven software platform that helps mid to large-sized businesses control transportation costs and improve business intelligence with data-driven insights. PCS Software’s TMP simplifies how your teams manage rate and route optimization, dispatch/tendering, carrier and fleet management, safety, compliance, settlements, accounting and more. With PCS’ user-friendly TMP, you can automate your entire logistics operations — encompassing planning, execution and settlement tasks — to enable your business to scale, grow and outperform your competitors. The cloud-based TMP’s robust, customizable reporting capabilities let you drill down for a closer view and identify inefficiencies in your operations to improve internal workflows.
Integration with Trucker Tools’ App-Based Freight Tracking Platform
Trucker Tools’ freight tracking solution uses the GPS tech in the trucker’s smart phone and the Trucker Tools mobile app to provide you with real-time location updates every five to fifteen minutes. Brokers and 3PLs who use Trucker Tools’ freight tracking platform are able to reduce or eliminate check calls, which increases efficiency. The integration between Trucker Tools’ load tracking platform and the PCS TMP lets you view that real-time location data directly in the TMP. Team members don’t need to open a new software program or browser to find out where trucks are or to provide an accurate ETA to shippers — they can do so directly in the TMP.
Locate Capacity Faster with Integrated Digital Freight Matching
When capacity is tight, you need to be able to move quickly and secure trucks with your preferred carriers quickly. With Trucker Tools’ digital freight matching, you can search for in-network and out-of-network trucks in seconds. You can use Trucker Tools’ digital freight matching platform to expand/change your lanes and to identify where trucks will be available in the future. The integration partnership between Trucker Tools and PCS Software lets you view trucks from Trucker Tools’ digital freight matching platform in PCS’ TMP. The integration helps you cover loads quickly, research lanes and secure truck capacity in advance, which gives you a significant advantage over your competitors.
Offer Carriers Convenience, Improve Productivity with Book-It-Now® Integration
When you post your loads to Trucker Tools’ digital freight matching platform as Book-It-Now® loads, you automate load/truck booking for your business and for your preferred carriers. Posting your loads as Book-It-Now® loads on Trucker Tools’ platform gives drivers and carriers the ability to book freight digitally via Trucker Tools’ free app or free carrier software platform. When a Book-It-Now® load is booked through the Trucker Tools’ driver app or carrier platform, the appointment is automatically scheduled in the PCS Software TMP. It’s a truly automated process that reduces the time that you spend finalizing booking details with owner operators and carriers.
Book-It-Now® is popular with owner operators and carriers because it makes them more efficient and offers them true 24/7 access to your loads. They don’t have to use a load board, respond to your email about available trucks or call you back during your office hours. You can use Book-It-Now® to entice high-performing truckers and carriers to work with you again and again. Like all of Trucker Tools’ solutions, Book-It-Now® offers your business scalability. If you want to increase your load volume or expand your customer base, you don’t have to increase your headcount to grow because you have the technology in place to scale up.
For more about PCS Software and its transportation management platform, visit https://pcssoft.com.
Read Top ELD Providers for Drivers, Carriers and Brokers to learn about Trucker Tools’ ELD integration partners. Schedule a demo of Trucker Tools’ load tracking software, digital freight matching platform and Book-It-Now®.