A Transportation Management System is an integral part of the freight brokerage business. More often than not, a good TMS is the deciding factor of who wins and who loses in this industry. Tools have been essential to humanity since the dawn of time. Unsurprisingly, that is no different in today’s business world. TMS is […]

When it comes to the world of freight brokerage, margins are thin on the best of days.  Though working hard to achieve efficiency (and to keep operational costs down) is crucial to success, supply chain optimization (for freight brokers who are serious about growing their business, anyway) can help you clear some healthy profit margins […]

Let’s talk about how to be a freight broker who has carriers and shippers alike beating down their door for business. It’s an unfortunate truth of our industry that quality can vary widely from one freight broker to the next. It’s not uncommon to hear complaints, from clients and carriers both, that one broker or […]

Becoming a freight broker isn’t actually the easiest thing in the world.  There’s quite a few steps – and quite a few things you need to watch out for or be aware of. There’s plenty of (excellent) guides on the basic steps to becoming a freight broker.  DAT.com has one with a high level overview […]

Load boards, for brokers, are often a simple, quick tool to find a handful of business when times are tight. And unfortunately, it seems like times are tighter and tighter these days. The life of a broker is a life lived in the margins, at least in the beginning, and running out of loads or […]

We’ve been on a bit of an efficiency kick lately — it’s a topic that constantly comes up around our office as we consider how to perfect logistics management for brokers and how to help them become as lean as possible. You see, in the brokerage industry, lean is the name of the game. Fortunately or […]

If you think days and weeks of transportation management system software training is just a painful reality, just part of implementing a new TMS, then take that idea… Ball it up tightly. And toss it out the window. The entire point of a transportation management system (TMS) is to make your life easier — to […]

Whether you’re a new transportation brokerage or you’ve been around a while, there’s one thing you need to effectively (and efficiently) run your business. That’s a transportation management system. WHEN IS IT WORTH INVESTING MORE THAN THE BARE MINIMUM INTO YOUR TMS? You can’t run a transportation business of any kind without some sort of […]

You know you need software to help you manage your business.  These days, transporting freight anywhere requires more than just a paper trail – it needs to be digital, and it needs to provide a wealth of information both for your clients, and for your business to run smoothly. Often, this is the primary focus […]

We have had many requests from 3PL Systems BrokerWare customer for more flexibility with XML mark up pricing. Based on that feedback we have added a great new feature called lane specific XML pricing. This feature helps brokers be more successful by: Giving you the control to maximize profitability in certain lanes or to adjust […]