Securing truck capacity can be one of the most time-consuming activities in your brokerage operations. If your staff members are posting to load boards, responding to messages and phone calls from carriers, and/or sending emails to carriers every day to find truck capacity, know that there is a better way. Trucker Tools’ Book-It-Now® is a load-booking automation tool that is revolutionizing how logistics companies secure truck capacity. With Book-It-Now®, you remove all of the back and forth phone calls and emails from the equation because you’re able to finalize load bookings digitally.
When you post a load as a Book-It-Now® load in Trucker Tools’ digital freight matching platform, you give specific carriers or truckers the ability to book loads with your brokerage directly through Trucker Tools’ free driver app. Thanks to a software integration between your transportation management system and Trucker Tools’ digital freight matching platform, carriers can view your Book-It-Now® loads in real-time in our app. If they decide to book one of your Book-It-Now® loads in the Trucker Tools driver app, the load is automatically booked in your TMS and the carrier receives an automatic email confirmation.
Eliminating the manual tasks (load boards, emails, phone calls) associated with securing truck capacity reduces the amount of time your staff members need to devote booking loads. With Book-It-Now®, you can completely automate the load booking process for your brokerage. Schneider Transportation, Kingsgate Logistics and Trinity Logistics have fully automated their load booking process with Book-It-Now. The reason why is simple: reducing the time spent on an activity in your operations reduces your cost per load — and that’s good for your profit margins.
Efficiency has a significant impact on the profit margins of carriers and owner operators, as well. The less time that they spend on finding and booking loads, the more time they have for moving freight and making money. Carriers like Book-It-Now® because it saves them so much time. It can take a mere few seconds to book a load with Book-It-Now®. With Book-It-Now®, carriers also can search for and book loads with you and other brokers any time and any place with Trucker Tools’ driver app and their smart phones. Carriers don’t need to wait for your logistics business to open or wait to call you on a weekday when you automate load booking with Trucker Tools’ Book-It-Now®. They can book loads at times that are convenient for them and they can do so quickly in Trucker Tools’ driver app.
When truck capacity tightens like it has in recent weeks, the relationships you have with your carriers and drivers matter more than ever. During a capacity crunch, carriers have more options for loads, plain and simple. Using Book-It-Now® in your operations gives carriers another reason to work with your brokerage. With Book-It-Now®, truckers know they’ll be able to quickly book loads with you without spending a lot of time on emails and phone calls with your staff members. Carriers also appreciate that they can submit an alternate rate quote on Book-It-Now® loads directly to your logistics company through Trucker Tools’ driver app.
In a recent Trucker Tools survey, carriers who use Trucker Tools’ free driver app shared why they like Book-It-Now®. Several told us that they appreciate the choices that Book-It-Now® offers them, as well as the 24/7 accessibility, rate transparency, flexibility, convenience and speed of Book-It-Now®. One of the truckers who responded to our survey wrote, “It saves time by eliminating phone calls.” Another reported, “I can book quick and easy!”
To find out how Trucker Tools’ Smart Capacity digital freight matching can be the difference-maker for your logistics business in the coming months, read Five Reasons To Use Trucker Tools’ Digital Freight Matching for Brokers.
For more on Book-It-Now®, contact Trucker Tools’ sales team to schedule a free demo.