A recent article out of Logistics Management had something very interesting to say about TMS adoption in small-to-medium-sized companies (which includes most freight brokerages). Here’s what the article had to say: “Historically, TMS adoption rates for smaller shippers have hovered in the 10% range, according to De Muynck, while about 25% of medium-sized firms and […]

When considering different pieces of transport software for freight brokers (also known as a TMS or a transportation management system), it’s critical to consider ROI. As a business owner, even if you’re just starting out, you understand the importance of ROI — you don’t casually or lightly signup for ongoing costs unless you’re clear on […]

One of the main reasons your customers choose to outsource their freight shipping is because they can’t get the same rates or deals that you can for shipments.  In addition to that, they place their trust in your business that you can find and coordinate the best rate, best route, and best carrier(s) for their […]

When you’re managing a business that operates primarily with Less-Than-Truckload shipments (LTL), you’ve already got a lot on your plate to manage multiple shipments. From finding them, handling documentation, providing quotes, booking the shipment, to the invoicing – it’s a lot to keep on top of for effective shipping. Plus, there’s the obvious: dispatching. DISPATCHING […]

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 […]

Looking for a new third party logistics software can be a headache, especially once you start comparing the pricing.  What’s worth paying more for?  What’s not? What’s worth paying for at all?  When it comes to the 3PL software that keeps your business running smoothly, free isn’t likely to be the best option. FREE IS […]

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 […]

Human beings invented computers to make complex mathematical calculations simpler — software has always been a natural evolution of this original purpose, and a TMS (transportation management system) is no different. The goal of TMS software like Brokerware™ is to make your job simpler, to help you automate where it makes sense to automate, to […]

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 […]