Benefits of Using a Transportation Management System for LTL Shipping

If you're a small to mid-sized business (SMB), moving your less-than-truckload (LTL) shipments quickly, efficiently and at the best price is critical to long-term success. One of the best ways to manage your LTL shipping is by using a transformation management system (TMS). A TMS is a technology platform that enables LTL shippers to effectively plan, execute and optimize their shipping. Below are five key benefits of using a transportation management system.

Rate, Route and Carrier Optimization

A TMS for LTL shipping provides route, mode, and carrier options to provide you the best delivery service based on the needs of your shipment. Quickly compare carriers, transit times, mixed class pricing and even insurance costs.

Data and Analytical Insights

How many times have you felt like you're shipping blind with a carrier? Most TMS softwares include insightful reports with data on your shipping profile including common lanes, carrier usage, service types and cost breakdowns.

Streamlined Shipping

TMS software includes automation features that can streamline hours of manual work and reduce user input errors. A TMS allows you to book your shipment, schedule pick ups and track all from one easy to use platform.

Simplified Accounting

TMS software often includes features that make it easy to review, consolidate and pay invoices. No matter what your business is, better accounting equates to better savings and management.

Track Pickups and Deliveries in Real Time

TMS software allows users to know where their freight shipment is 24 hours a day. This makes it possible to send customers automatic tracking information and even identify delays and communicate transit times to suppliers.

Learn How Unishippers' TMS Can Help Your Business

Our team at Unishippers is here to help your business save time, trouble and money on shipping. Our TMS software is designed with SMBs in mind. Unishippers' freight TMS features an exciting array of forward-thinking features to deliver on the benefits mentioned above. Learn more about the system here or contact our team to get a quote on your next LTL shipment.

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