In today’s unpredictable market, you have to make smart strategic decisions that position your freight brokerage business to be successful today and in the future, no matter what that future might look like. Though none of us can predict what the next year will bring, a great place to start is with maximizing your brokerage’s operational efficiency, automating manual tasks and creating workflows that benefit you and your partners.
Trucker Tools’ automated load booking took, Book It Now®, helps you achieve all three of these goals. The best part? Book It Now® is an easy-to-implement technology that provides real results. No matter what the road is ahead, you need technology-based solutions you can count on. Here’s what you can expect from Trucker Tools’ Book It Now®.
Reduce Inefficiencies with Book It Now®
With Trucker Tools digital freight matching and Book It Now®, your brokerage’s staff members spend less time finding and booking truck capacity. Instead of using phone calls, emails and load boards to find and secure trucks, staff members simply post your open loads to Trucker Tools’ digital freight matching platform and let Book It Now® do the rest. Book It Now® allows carriers to view all the pertinent details on the load and book it immediately in seconds in Trucker Tools’ free driver app. Thanks to a software integration, the load then is instantly booked in your TMS, automating the process for both your staff members and carriers. With your staff members spending less time on finding and booking trucks thanks to Book It Now®, they have more time to devote to other activities, such as shipper service and carrier development.
Convenient Technology That Strengthens Relationships with Key Carriers
Book It Now® puts carriers in the driving seat when it comes to finalizing load bookings. Your preferred carriers can search for and book your loads in real-time in Trucker Tools’ free driver app in at times that are convenient for them. They don’t need to wait for your office to open or for one of your staff members to call or message them back. With Trucker Tools’ Book It Now®, carriers can book loads in seconds, 24 hours/day, seven days/week. Book It Now® saves carriers time and helps them operate more efficiently. Truckers and carrier dispatchers can easily see reload opportunities with your brokerage when they book a Book It Now® load, which is huge. Carriers also have access to the 17 other time and money-saving features included in Trucker Tools’ free driver app, in addition to Book It Now®. The benefits of Book It Now® and Trucker Tools’ driver app are significant and encourage repeat business between your brokerage and preferred carriers, which helps you build a loyal, dependable carrier network.
The Power To Scale Up Freight Volume When the Going Gets Tough
As the last six months have shown, the ability to quickly scale up freight volume when demand is disrupted without a major increase in overhead is crucial if you want to remain ahead of your competitors. During the COVID-19 pandemic, brokers who’ve automated activities such as tracking loads, finding quality capacity and booking trucks are faring better than those who use manual processes like check calls, load boards, emails and phone calls. The reason why is simple: when you rely completely on manual tasks in your operations, you have to hire more employees or pay current employees overtime to increase your freight volume. That can get very expensive very quickly and it increases your cost per load significantly. When you use efficiency-boosting tech like Trucker Tools’ Book It Now®, you can scale up freight volume when needed without a major increase in overhead, while reducing the variable cost of covering loads to near zero. It’s also worth noting that approximately 900,000 truckers have downloaded Trucker Tools’ free driver app. If you need to expand your shipper base and boost the amount of freight you’re brokering, you can easily tap into Trucker Tools’ network of truckers for added truck capacity.
Read Leverage the Power of Agile Technology to Weather COVID-19 and Gain a Competitive Edge for the Future to learn more about how Trucker Tools’ real-time solutions can keep you ahead of your competitors. For more information on Trucker Tools’ Book It Now®, schedule a free demo with our sales team.