Freight Brokerage

Successful third party logistics providers build relationships with the customers whose freight they move and the carriers they book to move the freight. Our software delivers capabilities that will benefit your shippers and your carriers and demonstrate your commitment to sophisticated technology that benefits everyone involved in the freight movement process. Our software will reduce costs for your customers by delivering information to them automatically and on schedule. Your carriers will benefit by receiving high quality information, electronic document transfer capabilities and electronic payments. With our software, the entire dispatching process is managed electronically, through the software, without the need for additional phone calls, faxes and emails. When you choose our software to manage your operations, you are creating revenue possibilities resulting from your new capabilities and you are reducing costs for your customers, carriers and for your own operations.

Real Dispatch Management

Unlike other brokerage management software available on the market, we don’t stop with Full Truckload Brokerage. Our Freight Brokerage system is developed for your exact line of business. This means that Truckload freight, containers and LTL freight can all be brokered from this one screen. If your company provides truckload services only, the system will only display truckload related features, same thing for LTL and Intermodal. You’ll always have a clean, proper display and the exact information you need no matter what type of work you perform.

The Dispatch Manager is the heart of the Express TMS Dispatching System. Our tried and true design keeps hundreds and hundreds of dispatching offices around the country running smoothly. Information is displayed the way people work. The most important information is always up front, always on top. Virtually any action dealing with any order can be performed from this one screen. Highly customizable, information can be grouped, filtered and sorted in virtually any way imaginable. Higher volume operations can manage multiple divisions, offices and workgroups simultaneously and information can be shared between divisions, offices and workgroups in any way that you see fit.

  • Developed for real world, real time dispatching.
  • Access all primary dispatching features from one screen.
  • Smart color coding delivers meaningful information at a glance.
  • Fully customizable by every dispatcher for his/her own needs.
  • Limits features that personnel see to ones they actually use.
  • Advanced planning tools keep your operations looking forward.

Sophisticated Freight and Carrier Matching

Uniquely sophisticated capabilities enable you to execute the entire dispatching process without phone calls, faxes or emails. Our software broadcasts load offers to approved carriers, allows carriers to submit bids or ask questions, checks FMCSA data when they request the freight and then forwards Confirmations, delivery instructions and maps to the carrier you select. Once dispatched, the carrier can stay connected to your dispatch office electronically, keeping you informed of their progress. Once the delivery is made, the carrier can submit delivery documents electronically back to you along with their invoice, which you can then pay electronically. The entire process is completely electronic, FMCSA verified, and practically automatic.

  • Broadcasts hundreds or even thousands of load offers at a time.
  • Carriers are screened for FMCSA scoring and internal requirements.
  • Electronic payments system can pay anyone with an email address.
  • Sends and receives documents to and from carriers and shippers.

Customizable Order Entry

Other order entry systems weigh you down with work. They’re convoluted, confusing and data entry intensive. Not so with the Express TMS. Our order entry system is designed for high-speed and minimal input. Our superior design is totally customizable, meaning you are in control of what is recorded with each load, you’ll never see what you don’t need to see and you’ll never be forced to perform unnecessary data entry. On top of all that, our tools for duplicating loads and memorizing repeat loads can eliminate much of the data entry needed completely.

Can we make it any faster than that? Yes, we can. In fact, no other competing system can match our ability to automate the order entry process. If you’re looking for the perfect data entry world, meaning no data entry, this is it. Receive EDI 204s from shippers and loads directly from your website, no data entry. Let’s add one more thing. The best paying shippers pretty much all require these capabilities. EDI and web based order entry simplify things for shippers as well. So, you get the added benefit that the same thing that reduces your costs can open the doors to higher revenues from better paying shippers.

Better Rating Support

Automated rating eliminates mistakes, improves revenue and ensures the revenue you earn is the correct revenue. Completely embedded and always correct, our rating tools can support virtually any rating method and any rating strategy. Whether your rating schemes are developed in-house or imposed by your customers, whether you rate by the mile, pound, ton, zip to zip, city to city, zone rating or practically any other method imaginable, our rating systems remove the work and get it right every time.

On top of that, our interface to the U.S. Department of Energy delivers correct fuel surcharge rate calculations that are compatible with fuel surcharge rating requirements demanded by the largest shippers in the country. Forget about losing money on fuel surcharges and forget about adjusting invoices and fielding customer complaints, with our software, those days are over.

Want even more, get the info you need to know how to be more competitive. Our software delivers comparative analysis so you’ll always know how your rates stack up against your competitors and the rest of the transportation industry. Research your own rating patterns and research industry trends. Over time, between and within states and regions, our analysis incorporates millions or real world rates. And we mean rates charged, not rates quoted. These are real numbers that provide real insight so you can make better decisions and pursue opportunities that can move your bottom line.

  • Completely automated at the user level
  • Develops custom fuel surcharge matrices for each customer
  • Forces management approval when company standards aren't met

  • Built-in, automatic, U.S. DOE weekly fuel surcharge updates
  • Embedded industry rating data improves your competitive position

Ridiculously Easy Dispatching

How does it help you when your dispatcher is bogged-down in data entry every time he wants to assign a driver to a load? Dispatchers can make decisions quickly. But they can’t make any decisions while they’re filling out screen after screen. Here’s how we do dispatching. To post a dispatch, drag a load to a truck, miles are calculated, pay is calculated, pickup and delivery times are assigned, all automatically. One more click and your driver receives a complete Mobile Express Dispatch, complete with documentation, maps, directions, notes, every piece of information and all paperwork needed to execute the run.

When things get more complex, we can handle that too. Team drivers, multi-stop loads, blind shipments, virtually every possible thing that a load can do can be processed quickly and easily with this system. No operation is too involved for our software and no other system will shrink the amount of time people spend using their keyboards more than the Express TMS.

Totally Seamless Communications

When you automate communications between your dispatchers and your drivers and between your dispatchers and your customers, you eliminate a significant chunk of the work that needs to get done every day. In fact, if you study your operations and add-it up, you’ll see that this where you spend your money. Talking to drivers, talking to customers, sending emails, sending faxes. It’s expensive. Admit it and remove it.

Our mobile capabilities are second to none, thousands of drivers like them and use them all day, every day. And when you combine our mobile capabilities with our customer notification features, you get an entirely automated communications package, no talking and no emails.

Here’s a short list...

  • Mass email messaging for drivers, carriers and shippers.
  • Forwards delivery instructions, documentation and maps on every load.
  • Mobile Express system for Apple, Android and any other smartphone or tablet including Microsoft Surface.
  • Notifications sent to shippers and consignees when drivers reach a specified distance from their locations.
  • Instant e-signatures at delivery and instant document scans and transfers that make for instant billing.
  • Compatible with EDI requirements and sends 214 Load Status Updates automatically.
  • Interfaces to Omnitracs and PeopleNet workflow requirements and ELD systems.
  • Interfaces to JJ Keller ELogs ELD system.

High Volume Job Order Management

PCS delivers the very best solution for high-volume customers and complex, multi-load projects. We support bulk-materials, machinery, equipment and virtually any other commodity. Jobs can be organized, managed and billed in whichever way works best for you. By load, by commodity or by volume. Loads are instantly booked and tracked through Express Dispatch while Job Order information is updated continuously and automatically.

Posting and Finding Freight & Equipment

We make it easy to post freight and equipment and to search for freight and equipment. Instantly send hundreds and even thousands of emails to shippers and carriers, allowing shippers to book pickup requests online and carriers to bid on available freight.

  • Instantly posts available loads to PostEverywhere.Com, and
  • Direct mass email broadcasts of freight and equipment to outside carriers and shippers.
  • Available ‘Freight Auction’, allows carriers to bid on freight.
  • In-program load board with over 30,000 loads available every day.