What is a Bill of Lading

What is a Bill of Lading The bill of lading is the “deal” between the shipper (and, by reference, the receiver) and the transportation company. Many people think that a bill of lading is only a document that describes a shipment and tells the trucker where to deliver the load. However, a bill of lading actually has many functions and sets up important stipulations regarding: title (ownership) of the goods where title…

History and Development of the Bill of Lading

Below is an excerpt on the originations of bills of lading courtesy of the University of Miami Law School Institutional Repository: If you care to know the earliest forms of bills of lading appear to have originated in Spain in 1544 . University of Miami Law Review 9-1-1983 History and Development of the Bill of Lading By Daniel E. Murray Before the advent of air travel, sellers would send goods to…

Powerful logistics software

More powerful logistics software and transportation management system There is now a proliferation of shipping software available as hosted or cloud based transportation management systems. Most are built for low volume users and ShippersEdge has a product for small business with our Professional Edition shipping management software.  http://www.shippersedge.com/info/shipping-software-for-small-business For businesses that have higher volumes and want integration as well as more advanced features, ShippersEdge our Enterprise Transportation Management Software is the ideal…

Affordable Shipping Software

Affordable Shipping Software In the not too distant past, shipping software was the exclusive realm of very large enterprises. Advancement in programming has now made Shipping Software also referred to as Logistics Software accessible even to companies with modest freight spends. Hosted transportation management software also means very little overhead on a company’s IT department. There is Shipping Management Software available for as low as $200.00 per month if you…

Coercion of Commercial Motor Vehicle Drivers

From Transport Topics and edited by ShippersEdge Prohibiting Coercion of Commercial Motor Vehicle Drivers (Coercion Rule) The Coercion Rule took effect on January 29, 2016 as part of MAP21 passed by Congress in 2013 It prohibits motor carriers, shippers, receivers or transportation intermediaries from coercing drivers to operate in violation of HOS limits, commercial driver’s license (CDL) regulations, Hazardous Materials Regulations, etc. However, coercion can occur even if a violation…

Logistics Software sends freight charges to ERP

Getting Freight Charges into your ERP using Logistics Software Freight charges change from estimated to actual based on the accuracy of the bill of lading. Even the best rating software cannot foresee weight changes and classification changes. With LTL carriers moving more and more into dimensional rating having accurate cube information is also important. Good logistics software can smooth out the bumps. As carriers reweigh and reclassify your shipments, freight…

ShippersEdge named Top 100 Logistics Software

ShippersEdge named Top 100 Logistics Technology by Inbound Logistics Excited to announce we’ve been named as one of the Top 100 Logistics Technology companies for the 4th year in a row. This award was by Inbound Logistics, the industry’s leading trade publication. ShippersEdge developed affordable hosted Logistics Software starting in 2002. Now in our 15th year in business. ShippersEdge offers Small to Mid-Sized Businesses access to powerful Transportation Management Software…

A More Capable TMS

More Capable Transportation Management Software With the proliferation of new TMS platforms providing LTL rating software and little else ShippersEdge, the leader in Small to Mid-Sized Business Transportation Management Software provides a more capable Logistics Software Platform. Here are some key differentiators against the low-end providers: Supply Chain Visibility ShippersEdge can track and manage your raw materials and imports. Transit problems are automatically flagged based on custom business rules. It is…

Software Audit Freight Bills

Use our Software to Audit Freight Bills to prevent freight cost variances It is estimated that 5% to 10% of all freight invoices contain inaccuracies use software to audit freight bills. Typographical mistakes on weight, misclassification or improper reclassification and the addition of accessorial charges that were not or need not be provided, there are also reweigh errors. How does this happen and how can you prevent it? The answer…

Accurate Freight Accruals

Accurate Freight Accruals and how to provide them Transportation and Logistics managers face a daunting task at many companies, providing accurate freight accruals to the accounting department every month. What if it wasn’t hard at all. ShippersEdge users have an advantage. ShippersEdge knows what freight invoices are outstanding at the end of an accounting period. Moreover, since ShippersEdge is constantly updating freight charges, even on shipments where freight costs change, ShippersEdge…