Posts Tagged “carrier”

Why Do I Need a Freight Bill Audit?

What is a freight bill audit, and why do I need one? Learn more about the main errors that make up invoicing mistakes and how SMC³’s BatchMark® XL can help ensure accurate freight billing.

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Behind the scenes at SMC³ with Brian Martin

SMC³’s Brian Martin is constantly growing carrier relationships in the industry and engaging customers regarding SMC³’s offerings and how these products can help optimize their freight transportation spend. Martin, with his nearly 20 years of expertise, knowledgably steers these customers to solutions that deliver unrivaled shipment visibility, transit-time information and automated bid procurement solutions. Get to know more about Brian and his role at SMC³ in this behind-the-scenes interview.

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How do LTL shippers and carriers create strong relationships amid the pandemic?

Capacity is an omnipresent concern for shippers. Though LTL capacity has ebbs and flows, finding the right freight transportation carrier for the job, at the right price point, is an ongoing issue. To a large extent, the coronavirus pandemic has made finding and securing LTL capacity with carriers significantly more difficult. Shippers may also be shopping around for new transportation providers, looking to save money. But saving money on freight transportation should not be the overriding factor when looking for a new partner.

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Pandemic challenges dominate Clear Lane’s near-term outlook

Clear Lane Freight Systems has experienced exponential growth during its eight years of operations. Tom Nagel, the company’s president and CEO, recently spoke with SMC³ about how the pandemic has impacted operations and how the company uses technology to confront supply chain issues.

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Automated freight bidding tools pay dividends for shippers, carriers and 3PLs striving for procurement optimization

At the start of the new year, it’s common for freight shippers striving for an optimized supply chain to review their carrier options to make sure they use the ideal mix of freight transportation providers. In 2019, this procurement business has lasted the entire year, as shippers and 3PLs look to take advantage of a softer freight market to secure better pricing and service.

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