A Transportation Management System, or TMS, is a solution that manages the dispatching of trucks or carriers. As well as fleet maintenance, billing, driver pay, driver records, IFTA reports and DOT compliance.
Additionally, a Transportation Management System streamlines operations by optimizing carrier routes, and reporting key analytics while improving customer service across business areas.
Before you can successfully transport freight, you must first determine the shipping option that best meets your transportation needs. There is a wide variety you can choose from, including dry van, refrigerated (reefer), flatbed and more.
It’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with all of the freight shipping modes and the requirements that come along with each. We’ve outlined the advantages of Reefer vs Dry LTL Shipping.
Bad weather can be a nemesis to your productivity, keeping your vehicles and equipment parked in the lot. This winter is no different, and that should be on your mind as you start preparing your fleet for winter come the holiday shopping rush. While not all conditions can be overcome, there are ways to keep your fleet on schedule.
You have two main priorities: meeting deadlines and keeping your drivers safe. Depending on where your main distribution is happening in the country, you could face a serious threat to both.
LTL shipments, also known as Less Than Truckload, refers to shipments that do not require a full trailer for transport. Less than truckload shipping is the ideal solution for shippers with too much freight for parcel carrier services but not enough to warrant a full truckload, with LTL shipments generally weighing 151-15,000 lbs.
It might seem easier to handle your LTL shipments directly through the LTL carrier, cutting out the middle-man – a 3PL. But is it really the case? Let’s look at a few benefits of shipping your LTL freight through a 3PL.