If you're attempting to manage truckload RFPs via Outlook or Excel, know that there's a better way. Technology has helped the transportation industry automate outdated processes, and truckload bid management is no exception.
The technology makes for a more streamlined bid-to-award process with available training for providers and pre-vetted carriers and brokers. Partnering with a logistics provider specializing in technology designed for truckload shipment management gives your business a competitive advantage and simplifies your business strategy.
Here's how technology can help simplify truckload strategies:
Let's take a look
Gone are the days of managing quotes via email and Excel. By entering shipment details just once, you can send a request to all approved carriers electronically with a single click of the mouse. It's that simple.
Sending requests with one click is powerful, but the real-time savings lie in consolidating all carrier responses. The technology automatically compiles the various bids into a clean table. They also allow the shipper to scan fastly and compare costs on one consolidated screen.
Users can also easily see the carrier's scorecard performance when viewing the consolidated carrier bid responses, including on-time service percentage and overall communication metrics.
Once the shipper has reviewed the bids, click one button to award the shipment to a carrier. Since the airline is already set up, no additional work is necessary to move the load.
Consolidating all truckload management into one system helps shippers easily track active shipments. It also gives shippers easy access to past shipment reporting.