Archive for the “LTL” Category

Happy Thanksgiving from SMC³

The SMC³ team has been hard at work cooking up numerous automated messaging options for shippers and 3PLs. Learn more about SMC³’s cornucopia of APIs.

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Behind the scenes at SMC³ with Nick Angeletos

Shippers constantly ask SMC³’s Nick Angeletos about how their companies can use SMC³’s logistics technology solutions to optimize their LTL transportation spend. Though he’s only been part of the company for a short time, Angeletos knowledgably steers these customers to solutions that deliver unrivaled LTL shipment visibility, transit-time information and freight rating power.

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Shippers turn to volume LTL spot pricing in tight capacity market

Volume LTL deals with shipments that won’t fill an entire truck, but don’t fit into contracted LTL rates. These goods can move on a carrier’s backhaul or chronic empty lanes and are priced at spot-market rates. With volume LTL, customers only pay the going rate for the space their freight occupies. Volume LTL is mutually beneficial for shippers and carriers.

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Roadrunner Freight talks LTL logistics technology, supply chain innovation

SMC³ works with some of the leading service providers in the supply chain industry, giving them the tools to optimize their LTL operations. Frank Hurst, president of Roadrunner Freight, recently spoke with SMC³ about how the company uses its logistics technology products and how the carrier views innovation.

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LTL shipping: Rating is a complex equation

Less than truckload shipments make up a given company’s overall freight spend, but making sure these shipments are rated correctly, sent expeditiously and arrive at their destination undamaged, takes care and attention. Without the right technologies, it’s nearly impossible to drive the complexities out of the LTL shipment lifecycle. SMC³’s CzarLite XL and RateWare XL help connect shippers with the optimal carrier for their needs based on qualities like price and customer service.

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