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How are today’s transportation technology rating tools laying the groundwork for tomorrow’s logistics innovations?

The current version of RateWare XL features more than 5,000 LTL base rates, small package and density tariffs, and the ability for users to conduct historical pricing inquiries and batch process files, SMC³ wanted to go a step further. Not content to rest on the laurels of such a widely used product, the company has created a new version of RateWare that will serve as a platform for future rating solutions.

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How can truckload and LTL carriers maximize ‘good freight’ with a simple costing solution?

Truckload and LTL carriers throughout the supply chain know that every load and shipment is unique. SMC³ took its cue from these carriers when creating the Cost Intelligence System, a tool that assists carriers throughout North America, allowing for increased operational productivity.

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How can PRO number API tools aid supply chain visibility throughout the shipment lifecycle?

Shippers and 3PLs use PRO numbers to track goods through the supply chain, but when carriers pick up shipments, these identification tags haven’t historically been automatically generated at the point of dispatch. Consumers have been demanding greater visibility into their shipments, and real-time visibility accessibility has become job number one for transportation providers. But the timely transfer of PRO numbers from carriers to shippers has constrained visibility growth.

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Why did trucking capacity shrink after the ELD mandate?

In 2015, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration put forward a supply chain safety measure meant to regulate the amount of time a truck driver stays on the road. The FMCSA regulation, which was put into force two years later, forced truckload and LTL carriers through some growing pains, but the resultant dip in available capacity turned out to be temporary. Supply chain stakeholders can ensure they always have needed capacity by automating their transportation procurement process.

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Automated transportation procurement = win-win for carriers and shippers

Bid$ense helps customers automate transportation purchasing within their overall procurement process, a crucial step when looking for a competitive edge in the fast-paced supply chain arena. The automated procurement solution, which provides immediate access to more than 500 carriers, leads to quicker RFP turnarounds, standardizing carrier responses to shipper inquiries and streamlining the entire process.

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