Tag: brokers

Enhancing your TMS with real-time visibility; critical success factor for brokers

Enhancing your TMS with real-time visibility; critical success factor for brokers

Visibility has never been more important in today’s e-commerce driven market. Reliable, real-time, precise location intelligence – constantly updated — is often the difference between customer success or failure.   Trucker Tools had recently attended the McLeod user conference where we shared our insights on visibility tools and talked about the comprehensive visibility solution for truckload freight as an integrated McLeod…

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What Are You Doing To Address Your Shipper’s Top Pain Point?

What Are You Doing To Address Your Shipper’s Top Pain Point?

Most of today’s shippers are demanding a minimum of 80 to 90 percent visibility compliance from brokers. A recent survey conducted by popular transportation publication confirms just how vital freight visibility is to shippers. In the survey, shippers were asked to name the biggest/greatest pain point that technology can solve. More than half of those shippers surveyed said poor freight…

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Winning in a digital world: How to turn the technology revolution to your advantage, and why all visibility apps are not equal

Freight brokers have two customers:  the beneficial owner of the freight, and the owner of the truck moving the load.  Both have the same desires: give me real-time visibility into an available load or shipment in transit, be process efficient and technology-friendly, and support my carriers and customers. Technology is the key. But, not all technologies functions are built the…

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Brokers: Understanding ELDs, Tracking-Only Apps and the Real-time Visibility Offered by Trucker Tools’ Driver App

As the need for visibility has become more intense, the methods for tracking freight have expanded. Brokers and 3PLs may request access to location data captured by a truck’s ELD for the purpose of tracking freight. Freight brokers also may be asked to use a shipper’s proprietary freight tracking software or single-function tracking-only app. A third option is the Trucker…

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Build Trust with Carriers, Satisfy Shippers with Trucker Tools’ Visibility Solution

If you want to increase freight visibility for your brokerage or logistics company, this blog post is for you. In this post, we discuss how choosing a visibility technology that carriers trust and that integrates with your shipper’s preferred load tracking technology can strengthen relationships with both. Instead of passively accepting the low tracking compliance success rate of your shipper’s…

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Is 30 to 40 Percent Tracking Compliance Success Good Enough for Your Brokerage/3PL Business?

It’s a question worth asking, especially given the competitive nature of the freight brokerage and third-party logistics markets. If you want to outpace your competition, an average visibility rate just won’t do. Let’s face it: shippers are more likely to do repeat business with partners who can provide accurate, continuous freight visibility. When shippers have visibility for their shipments, they…

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Trucker Tools Broker Tip: Automate, Streamline Manual Processes with Smart Capacity

Trucker Tools Broker Tip: Automate, Streamline Manual Processes with Smart Capacity

This series of blogs, Smart Capacity Broker Tips, provides practical guidance for freight brokers and logistics companies on using Trucker Tools’ Smart Capacity real-time carrier capacity and relationship management platform. Time to read: five minutes. When choosing the technology to use in your brokerage’s day-to-day operations, a solution’s ability to streamline manual tasks should be at the top of the…

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Integration Partner Highlight: Award-Winning, Web-Based TMS Provider Tailwind

Tailwind Transportation Software provides small and mid-sized trucking companies, freight brokerages and third-party logistics providers with an all-in-one cloud-based transportation management system that centralizes data entry and storage. Tailwind’s TMS is built on a monthly-subscription model and includes robust support, including online training, instructional videos and in-app support. Customers can choose from Tailwind’s standard, pro and enterprise TMS versions according…

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Genpro Leveraging Trucker Tools Partnership To Increase Capacity Volume, Grow Carrier Networks and Boost Efficiency

Genpro Leveraging Trucker Tools Partnership To Increase Capacity Volume, Grow Carrier Networks and Boost Efficiency

For the last 30 years, freight brokerage and logistics service provider Genpro has been providing integrated shipper and carrier solutions to food producers, retailers, distributors, wholesalers and other manufacturers in the U.S. domestic market. Genpro’s flexible model lets shippers and carriers partner with Genpro in a meaningful way and drive true value to its operations and supply chain. In a…

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