If you have something to ship, often you will have to figure out how much the load weighs and how large it is in order to get the shipping company to pick it up.
How you measure the size and weight depends on what kind of item you are shipping and how large it is. For example, if you are shipping something in a box to a friend across the country, the way that you weigh and measure this box will be very different from the way that you would weigh and measure a huge pallet or a piece of heavy equipment.
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.
Contracting with a truck company can expand your earning potential as an independent trucker. Choosing the best trucking companies to work with, though, can be tricky.
With so many trucking companies now competing nationally and internationally, customers who need to ship freight as quickly and efficiently as possible often find themselves overwhelmed by the quantity of companies that use various methods to gain business.
Tropical Storm Hurricane Harvey has brought catastrophic and life-threatening floods to Texas. It continues to have a big effect on people and businesses near the South Texas coast. This impact includes the freight transportation industry which is currently experiencing major disruptions to include the following:
- Halted traffic due to flooded roadways and damaged infrastructure
- Suspended rail service
- Closures of regional shipping terminals and ports
- Chaotic supply chains due to extra shipments and lower productivity
When monumental disasters hit the country, transportation and supply chain networks echo the impacts for months afterward. We are predicting capacity impacts from Harvey to last through mid-October.