The benefits of achieving greater operational efficiency in your freight brokerage are numerous and significant. Boosting efficiency allows you to shift your staffing resources away from manual tasks to relationship-building activities with shippers and carriers, which helps you grow your business. Operating more efficiently reduces your cost per load and maximizes your profit margins. It also can boost the volume of freight you move. An added bonus is that when you reduce manual tasks in your brokerage, your carrier and shipper partners often realize benefits, as well.
With this in mind, software provider Strategy Systems has enhanced the visibility, freight matching and load booking capabilities of its flagship StrategyLive transportation management system thanks to an integration with Trucker Tools’ real-time visibility platform, digital freight matching and Book-It-Now®.
Arkansas-based Strategy Systems has been developing software solutions for the transportation industry since the 1980s. Throughout its history, the company has focused on providing user-friendly, effective software solutions to freight brokers and small and medium sized fleets. Today, with its flagship StrategyLive transportation management system, Strategy Systems’ offers brokers and 3PLs a cloud-based, easy to learn freight broker platform that encompasses billing, payroll, dispatch, carrier onboarding and more. The StrategyLive TMS streamlines freight management processes and puts the everyday activities of your freight brokerage onto a single platform to increase efficiency and simplify your operations.
The integration between StrategyLive and Trucker Tools’ digital freight matching platform allows you to quickly see available truck capacity within your carrier network directly in the TMS interface. Instead of relying on load boards, phone calls and emails to find trucks, your staff can find qualified capacity quickly directly in StrategyLive. When you search for truck capacity, Trucker Tools’ powerful digital freight matching shows you the best matches at the top at the list, so you don’t have to scroll through pages and pages of results to find what you’re looking for. An additional integration between StrategyLive and Trucker Tools’ Book-It-Now® allows select carriers to book your loads using Trucker Tools’ free driver app.
Both integrations notably provide benefits to carriers and owner operators. Trucker Tools’ digital freight matching allows carriers to view your available loads in the Trucker Tools’ free driver app or in our free carrier platform 24 hours/day, seven days/week. Carriers don’t need to scour load boards or call/email you to find out if you have a load going from Atlanta to Dallas. Simply put, digital freight matching saves carriers time. The same holds true for Trucker Tools’ Book-It-Now®. When your preferred carriers book a Book-It-Now® load, the load is automatically booked in StrategyLive and the carrier receives an automated email confirming the booking.
Your ability to provide real-time freight visibility to your shippers can differentiate you from your competitors and help you attract new customers. The integration between the StrategyLive TMS and Trucker Tools’ real-time visibility platform gives you access to one of the top-performing visibility solutions in the market today. Trucker Tools’ real-time visibility platform uses Trucker Tools’ free driver app to provide you with GPS location updates every five to 15 minutes. With Trucker Tools’ real-time visibility, you’re never left wondering where that truck is or struggling to provide your shippers with real-time location data. Your staff members can view the real-time locations of trucks directly in the StrategyLive TMS — no phone calls required. You even can automatically share location data with your shipper customers. Trucker Tools’ load tracking platform integrates with shipper visibility platforms FourKites, MacroPoint, 10/4 and Project44.
At Trucker Tools, we understand that carriers play a vital role in any successful freight visibility strategy, which is why we’ve designed our visibility solution and companion driver app to provide value and transparency to carriers. Load tracking is just one of 17+ tools included in Trucker Tools’ free driver app. Truckers also can use our driver app to find parking, fuel, weigh scales, optimal routes, Wal-Mart stores, truck stops, rest areas, loads and more. This added value means truckers often are more willing to use Trucker Tools’ driver app and load tracking tool than they are single function load tracking apps. Our load tracking tool also reduces the number of check-calls carriers receive and provides transparency on when load tracking is on and who is receiving load tracking data, which truckers greatly appreciate.
If you’d like to learn more about the StrategyLive TMS, visit https://www.strategysystems.com/freight-details.html.
For more on how digital load matching can benefit your brokerage business, read Five Reasons To Use Trucker Tools’ Digital Freight Matching for Brokers.
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