Shippers, carriers, and brokers can share data in a newer, faster way, driving more profitable operations and efficient supply chains by being on one transportation management platform. Download the eBook now to explore the benefits of a unified Shipper-Carrier transportation management system including:
Shippers and carriers can exist in a community. When you put them under the same umbrella in a way that’s cohesive, you really gain an end-to-end transportation ecosystem.
Everything from the ERP side when the order drops through planning and execution, driver assignments, carrier management, payment, it’s all together and integrated within an updated UI. It isn’t just bolted together — it actually belongs together.
- Chris Noble, PCS Software
Sharing a platform with carriers makes it easier for
shippers to locate and view data about vetted and performance-tested transportation providers in new or existing lanes.
Carrier rates can fluctuate wildly based on a broad range of market factors, including fuel prices, time of year, capacity availability, supply chain disruptions and much more. Sharing a transportation management platform with carriers helps shippers access the most up-to-date rate data to avoid overpaying.
Carriers gain access to a large pool of loads from shippers participating in the platform. This enables the carrier to enter new lanes more easily or reduce empty backhaul miles without searching load boards or relying on brokers.
Given the volatile nature of carrier rates, it can be difficult for carriers to bid competitively. Consistent overcharging can damage a carrier’s brand name among shippers, while frequent underbidding will hurt the carrier’s bottom line. Having access to up-to-date rate data from shippers and other carriers through a TMP helps carriers to price their services effectively.
Thanks to our customers, PCS Software boasts a 4.6 star rating on Capterra. Find out what they have to say about our transportation management platform, PCS Carrier Express.