And with that, another March is in the books. In case you missed some of our blogs during the busy month of March, we’ve put together this roundup of our top blogs of the month, including how to deal with disruptions to the supply chain during the COVID-19 pandemic. In fact, we’ve written several blogs that deal with COVID-19, its impact on brokers and 3PLs, and how you can leverage real-time technology to keep your business up and running and profitable during these stressful times.
As always, stay safe and healthy, everyone. From all of us here at Trucker Tools, we’re wishing you and yours the best.
In this blog, we discuss best practices for brokers and 3PLs who are choosing technology partners and platforms. You’ll hear from Diana Bullington of Syfan Logistics on how her company evaluates potential technology partners and how clearly identifying your goals early on in the process can help you narrow the field of potential partners — and ensure that the partnership is a successful one.
Trucker Tools surveys truckers approximately once each month to learn more about their preferences, concerns and why they use the tools they do. We recently surveyed truckers about freight tracking and, as you may have guessed, they had a lot to say. If you want to learn more about what kinds of visibility technology truckers prefer and why it matters, check out this blog.
Leading research and advisory company Gartner recently published its Market Guide for Real-Time Transportation Visibility Platforms. Trucker Tools was one of the 18 visibility solution providers profiled in the guide, which is designed to provide supply chain leaders with an overview of trends and vendors in the real-time transportation visibility platform market.
Digital freight matching is more important than ever, especially in the always-competitive freight brokerage market. In this blog, you’ll learn why you should digitize your truck capacity searches and bookings with machine learning, artificial intelligence and powerful algorithms offered by Trucker Tools’ digital freight matching platform. Platforms with these capabilities can eliminate manual searches, reduce phone calls and emails, increase operational efficiency and help you find truck capacity before it’s ever posted publicly.
Fielding telephone calls and emails from carriers regarding open loads, posting your open loads on load boards and weeding through the responses from your load board posts all take significant time and effort. One way to reduce the time and resources you devote to finding and securing truck capacity is to leverage the power of automation. Automating these processes helps not only you but also shippers and carriers.
Why do shippers need real-time, continuous visibility of their freight? Are check-calls just as good as digital load tracking? How can load tracking technology benefit your brokerage or logistics business? We answer these questions and more in this blog about digital freight tracking and why the success of your business depends on your ability to provide it to shippers.
The COVID-19 pandemic and its effect on our daily lives is undeniable, including its effect on how and where we work. If you’re like many brokers and 3PLs, you may have had to transition to working from home. You also may have had to replace some of your manual processes with digital ones and adapt your operations. In this blog, we dig into how the pandemic is disrupting and changing the supply chain.
Instead of wasting your valuable time on load board postings, answering inquiries from out of network carriers and sifting through emails from dispatchers, upload your open loads to Trucker Tools’ digital freight matching platform instead. Posting your open loads as Book-It-Now loads in our digital freight matching platform allows your in-network carriers to book loads directly from our free driver app, saving you and your carrier partners valuable time.
If you want to increase visibility of the loads that you broker, you must provide a positive experience for carriers — no ifs, ands or buts. Choosing load tracking technology that is trusted and valued by carriers makes it more likely that your carrier partners will actively participate in load tracking. When deciding what kind of visibility solution to use with your carrier partners, consider your needs as a broker and those of your carrier partners.
Trucker Tools has rolled out a new initiative to support brokers and 3PLs during the COVID-19 pandemic. We’ve waived overage fees and are offering unlimited use of the Trucker Tools’ real-time load tracking platform and digital freight matching platform for both new and current broker/3PL customers. We hope that giving you access to both of our platforms will help ease the burden on your business during the pandemic.
Did you miss our February 2020 Monthly Link Roundup? It includes information on our latest TMS integration partners and how you can improve visibility compliance.
If you’d like to learn more about Trucker Tools’ digital freight matching and visibility platforms, schedule a demo with the Trucker Tools sales team.