Over the last five years, digital freight matching technology’s prominence has skyrocketed, driven in part by the pandemic and its effect on freight markets around the globe. Digital freight matching’s value proposition for brokers and 3PLs of all sizes is clear. This technology can offer increased operational efficiency, greater profits, higher productivity, simplified workflows and the potential to raise your load volume without raising overhead costs. DFM, as it’s often referred to, gives businesses like yours real-time access to nearly limitless capacity options that you can utilize as your shippers’ needs ebb and flow.

While there are several digital freight matching software options available to you as a freight broker or 3PL business, there are many compelling reasons to choose Trucker Tools’ Smart Capacity for your digital freight matching platform.

Nearly 2 Million Drivers and 250,000 Carriers in Trucker Tools’ DFM Network

Trucker Tools’ digital freight matching network is unparalleled within the transportation industry. When you use Trucker Tools’ Smart Capacity in your operations, you instantly gain access to the capacity provided by these nearly 2 million drivers and 250,000 carriers. It’s important to note that a good portion of the 250,000 carriers in Trucker Tools’ digital freight matching network run 10 trucks or fewer, a capacity segment that until now has been difficult for brokers like you to access. The Trucker Tools network also includes a large number of owner operators, another capacity segment that often is ignored by other digital freight matching technology platforms.

Relationships, Not Transactions

If you’ve been working in transportation for any length of time, you know that relationships are everything in this business. These relationships are the engine driving the industry. Drivers and carriers are human beings and you still have to have a personal touch and one-on-one interactions with both. At Trucker Tools, we see our digital freight matching technology as a way to enhance those carrier and driver relationships, not replace them. With Smart Capacity’s digital freight matching, you can offer owner operators and carriers the benefits of greater efficiency by eliminating repetitive tasks that don’t necessarily require a personal touch. Rather than calling carrier after carrier to locate capacity for a single load, let Smart Capacity find the capacity for you and focus your efforts on creating and nurturing relationships with carriers (and shippers) for the long-haul.  

Relationships Beyond a Single Load

Another differentiator for Trucker Tools’ Smart Capacity is that its digital freight matching makes it easy for you to locate and book capacity with specific owner operators and carriers. This capability is important if you want to build long-term relationships with certain high-performing carriers and reduce your operating costs. Let’s say, for example, that you need a reefer to take a load of produce from Tucson, Ariz., to Chicago. Instead of searching the general market for capacity and onboarding a new carrier for the load, you can first search for capacity in that lane from among carriers and drivers who are already onboarded with your company or who are your preferred carriers. The ability to find and book capacity with specific carriers helps you cultivate relationships for the long-term, not just cover a single load.

Scalable DFM for Brokers Big and Small

Some digital freight matching technology companies are only focused on creating technology for the mega brokers and 3PLs. At Trucker Tools, we know that when digital freight matching technology is accessible to brokers and 3PLs of all sizes, it benefits the entire supply chain. That’s why our Smart Capacity digital freight matching platform is designed to be used by brokerage and logistics operations of all sizes. In fact, Trucker Tools’ Smart Capacity often helps small and medium sized businesses like Surge Transportation punch above their weight.

“I think what has made Trucker Tools so popular in the community is that you’re making broker and carrier centric tools that make it easier for all of us to not just be more efficient, but also to compete with some of the guys who are fully digital or have more resources than we do,” said Surge’s Founder and President Omar Singh.

“I think what has made Trucker Tools so popular in the community is that you’re making broker and carrier centric tools that make it easier for all of us to not just be more efficient, but also to compete with some of the guys who are fully digital or have more resources than we do,” said Surge’s Founder and President Omar Singh.

To learn more about the power of Trucker Tools’ Smart Capacity and its digital freight matching, read “Avoid Death by Excel: How Trucker Tools Can Automate Broker and 3PL Operations of All Sizes.” Schedule a free demo of Trucker Tools’ Smart Capacity.