Freight Transportation Management System (TMS)

Make online shipping faster and easier with Unishippers Freight Manager®.

Unishippers’ freight TMS, Freight Manager, is a powerful online tool designed to meet your businesses’ unique freight needs. It’s your one stop solution for all your less-than-truckload (LTL) needs.

With Freight Manager you can:

  • Get access to more than 65 national, regional and local freight carriers, all from one website with one login
  • Instantly compare costs and delivery options for LTL shipments
  • Quickly convert quotes to BOLs
  • Get personal Unishippers support for every shipment
  • And so much more!

Watch our demo video and learn why our Freight TMS is the best tool in the industry for easy and efficient shipping of freight.

What is a Freight Transportation Management System?

A Transportation Management System or (TMS) is a technology platform used in logistics to help businesses plan, manage, and execute their physical shipments’ incoming and outgoing movement. A freight TMS is essential to streamline transportation operations for businesses that frequently send shipments.

Who Uses a Freight TMS?

A TMS is primarily utilized by businesses to ship and receive cargo regularly from manufacturers, distributors, retail businesses, and eCommerce companies.

What Are the Capabilities of a Transport Management System?

Functions of a TMS transportation management system in logistics include:

  • Freight Planning: provides route optimization, modal options, carrier options, and more to help you effectively plan your shipment.
  • Freight Execution: book your shipment, make payments, invoice, and schedule pick-up.
  • Freight Tracking: always know your shipment status for shipments placed with various carriers all in one place.
  • Actionable Reporting: get KPIs in carriers and analytics to optimize your shipping.

These TMS capabilities benefit the end-user by allowing shippers to quickly sift through complex data and options to find the most favorable option, thereby saving time and money.

What are the Benefits of a Freight TMS?

Transportation management systems are a crucial part of a supply chain and provide businesses with the following benefits:

  • Save money: quickly identify the most affordable shipping options with our vast carrier network.
  • Save time: eliminate the need to navigate website to website to get quotes, file claims, or get tracking information.
  • Select the best carrier: not all shipments are created equal, and there are times when you may need special delivery options, temperature-controlled freight, or expedited delivery, and a TMS finds the best carrier choice for your situation.
  • Gain valuable insights: rely on factual data to make business decisions on your freight shipping.

How to Implement a Transport Management System for My Business?

Implementing a transportation management system requires an action plan, and a 3PL like Unishippers can help set your business up for success.

Here are some tips for implementing our freight TMS:

  • Assign a dedicated employee or committee to oversee the implementation of the TMS
  • Define business processes and rules for shipments
  • Document standard operating procedures for your team to follow
  • Automate repetitive shipments using our commodity list
  • Utilize our implementation experts to help integrate the TMS with your business
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