Can a 3PL use ShippersEdge?

Can a 3PL use ShippersEdge? Yes. ShippersEdge can allow your client a direct portal to rate and book shipments. ShippersEdge would be branded to your company’s logo. We can work with shipper specific pricing or blanket pricing. We also work with rate tables if needed and can accommodate specialty rating such as pallet rates, dimensional rating (dim rates) and lineal foot rates. One of the best parts of ShippersEdge is…

TMS adoption among small- to mid-sized companies

Higher TMS adoption among small- to mid-sized companies Historically, TMS adoption rates for smaller shippers has hovered in the 10% range, according to industry insiders while about 25% of medium-sized firms and 50% of large organizations used the application to manage their freight activities. These adoption rates are now rising thanks to the fact that most TMS is now available in the Cloud and on a subscription-based model. “Recently, we’ve seen about 15% growth…

Will Tighten Truckload Capacity

Roadcheck inspection blitz coming in early June will tighten truckload capacity From Overdrive Magazine CVSA’s annual Roadcheck inspection spree is one month away. The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s annual International Roadcheck inspection spree will be held in one month, June 6-8, across North America. CVSA plans the 72-hour event each summer to “conduct compliance, enforcement and educational initiatives.” As previously reported, cargo securement will be the main point of emphasis…

Replace third-party logistics provider with software

Can I save money on freight if I replace third-party logistics provider with software? Third party logistics providers [3PL] became mainstream in the 1990’s by implementing then expensive transportation management systems [TMS] and spreading the cost by using those systems for multiple shippers. By economies of scale, the could justify high six figure spends on software. Today shipment management software is available at a very small fraction of the price…

Fred Smith of FedEx wants 33 foot doubles

FedEx thinks they have a chance of getting twin 33 foot trailers approved un President trump. Twin 33’s have been tested in Florida where drivers say they are more stable. Generally speaking Less-than-Truckload [LTL] shipping uses floor space for pallets and shipments have gotten bulkier. The floor space increases by 18% vs. the currently used twin 28 foot trucks. Productivity and less trucks on the road are the main arguments…

LTL earnings reports for 2016 were at lower levels than the year before

YRC reported a $7.5 million net loss in the fourth quarter, or 23 cents a share, better than the $23.5 million loss, or 73 cents, in the last three months of 2015. Revenue was up 0.5% to $1.15 billion. “The impact of the economy and freight environment resulted in shipments being down on a year-over-year basis at YRC Freight and their regional carriers,” CEO James Welch said in a conference…

Inbound Logistics Top 100 Logistics IT Provider 2015

ShippersEdge Again Named Top 100 Logistics IT Solutions Provider

ShippersEdge TMS shipping software was named to Inbound Logistics Magazine’s list of Top 100 Logistics IT Solutions Providers for 2015. This is the second consecutive year ShippersEdge has made the list. It is published annually by the logistics industry’s leading trade publication and is considered the premier recognition for providers of logistics technology.