December 22, 2020 | TruckerTools

Integration Partner Highlight: Tailwind TMS

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Trucker Tools’ integration partnerships offer you greater efficiency, reduce your operational costs and simplify workflows in your freight brokerage/logistics business.  We’re excited to announce that we’ve recently partnered with Tailwind Transportation Software, a company whose mission is to help carriers, brokers and 3PLs control the chaos that often accompanies running a transportation business. Our integration partnership with Tailwind makes it possible for you to view and use Trucker Tools’ powerful digital freight matching and real-time freight tracking platforms via Tailwind’s transportation management system. With this integration, you can manage all aspects of your operations in a single interface.

About Tailwind

Tailwind is a transportation software company focused on helping small to mid-sized trucking companies, freight brokerages and those businesses that do both. Since launching its web-based TMS in 2016, Tailwind has made more than 300 enhancements to its TMS platform to help your make better decisions faster. Tailwind helps thousands of 3PLs, brokers and carriers improve cash flow, raise profit margins and keep pace with larger players in the industry. 

Tailwind’s TMS can be accessed via the internet any time and any place and is offered on a monthly subscription model that helps you keep your expenses in check. With the company’s TMS, you can manage your dispatch, operations, customers, accounting and administrative tasks on a single platform. An integration with Quickbooks Online offers added operational efficiency. In a recent survey conducted by Tailwind, 61 percent of its TMS users reported that they grew their businesses by 25 percent or more thanks to Tailwind’s TMS. The same survey also found that approximately 85 percent of users reduced their paperwork by 25 percent or more and increased their efficiency by 50 percent or more with Tailwind’s TMS.

Integration with Trucker Tools’ Digital Freight Matching Boosts Efficiency, Reduces Costs

Trucker Tools’ digital freight matching platform automatically matches your loads with available truck capacity from within your network of preferred carriers. You can use Trucker Tools’ digital freight matching to search for truck capacity by lane, freight type, carrier name and date(s), as well. The Trucker Tools digital freight matching platform includes predictive load matching functionality that allows you to find and book capacity in the future. Less time spent on capacity searches offers you the ability to scale up your freight volume without increasing overhead and helps you increase profit margins. 

The integration between Trucker Tools’ digital freight matching platform and Tailwind’s TMS allows you to view capacity data from Trucker Tools’ digital freight matching platform in Tailwind’s TMS. The single platform experience provided by this integration simplifies your workflows and drives even greater operational efficiency in your business. Trucker Tools’ integration partnership with Tailwind also notably offers your carrier partners the ability to view and submit rates quotes for your available loads in the free Trucker Tools app 24 hours/day, seven days/week. 

Real-Time Freight Tracking Integration Increases Efficiency, Strengthens Shipper and Carrier Relationships

Trucker Tools’ freight tracking platform uses the GPS technology in the trucker’s smart phone and the Trucker Tools app for drivers to provide you with real-time, digital  location updates every five minutes. Brokers and 3PLs that use Trucker Tools’ freight tracking platform achieve on average a 72 percent tracking compliance success rate. Brokers and 3PLs who follow Trucker Tools’ freight tracking best practices achieve 90 percent or higher tracking compliance success. With real-time location updates every five minutes, you can always have access to accurate, updated ETAs, which strengthens your relationships with shippers. The carrier component of Trucker Tools freight tracking platform, the Trucker Tools app for drivers, helps your carrier partners operate with greater efficiency and offers them transparency not seen in most load tracking technologies. 

The integration between Tailwind’s TMS and Trucker Tools’ real-time freight tracking platform can greatly reduce or eliminate the number of check calls you make to track a load. The time savings achieved with the integration reduces your cost per load and boosts your operational efficiency. The integration lets your staff members view the real-time location of loads in seconds directly in the Tailwind TMS. The labor and time savings realized with this integration allows you to reassign your staff members to revenue-generating activities such as shipper diversification and carrier development.

To learn more about the benefits that the Tailwind/Trucker Tools integration can offer your transportation business, watch our recent webinar with Tailwind, Real-Time Load Tracking and Capacity Optimization with Tailwind and Trucker Tools.

Schedule a free demo of Trucker Tools’ digital freight matching and real-time freight tracking platforms. 

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