Know Least Cost Routing

We can do that. ShippersEdge, the original web based now cloud hosted Software as a Service [SaaS] Transportation Management System can keep track of the difference between using lowest cost provider and actual freight carrier selected. By logging information, we can report the difference. State of the art, shipping management software has been proven to save 8-20% on your freight spend due to always knowing your least cost provider. There…

When to source a volume rates on LTL shipments

Volume rates on LTL shipments are available through several sources. They are available directly through trucking companies, through brokers and do-it-yourself (more on that later). The key is to set a threshold using mileage and gross dollars to set a trigger for your using your TMS to start making you money. One threshold might be when an LTL shipment exceeds $1.00 per mile. Assuming you are in a position to…

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…

ShippersEdge route optimization

ShippersEdge route optimization Whether you are contracting carriers or using your own private fleet for multi-stop distribution, you need route optimization. ShippersEdge now has the capability of optimizing routes, creating manifests and cost allocation. This exciting capability can take hours of laborious planning away from manual systems and Excel spreadsheets and turn it into minutes per consolidation. Route visualization, including mapping is included along with visual rearrangement of stops with…

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…

Affordable TMS new Professional Edition

Today, ShippersEdge a pioneer in web-based Shipping Management Software announced a new more affordable TMS with a new version specifically catering to smaller manufacturers and distributors. Shipment Management Software also known as Transportation Management Software or TMS for short is the next big thing for operational efficiency in logistics and transportation management. ShippersEdge Professional offers less-than-truckload [LTL] rating, LTL rate comparison tendering (electronic request for pickup), shipment tracking and freight…

Software replace third party logistics provider

If you’re struggling with how to replace third party logistics provider [3PL] see what we have to say about it below. If you presently engage an outside firm to manage your transportation, consider for a moment why. When you signed up, they had software; expensive shipping management software. If it was long ago, they may have had rates that were better than yours. Things have changed. Today a TMS is…

How the Fuel Surcharge Works

Many shippers mistakenly think the Federal Government sets the Fuel Surcharge the carrier charges you.  This is not true.  While the majority of all carriers use the US Department of Energy’s weekly diesel fuel price survey as part of it’s formula, each carrier sets its own scale.   For example some carriers charge 15% for fuel at $3.50 per gallon while others charge 28%.  It is within each carrier’s right to set its own rate……

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.