The Most Agile Transportation Management Software

Transportation Management Software (TMS) is at the core of most freight brokerage operations. TMS can rate shipments, dispatch loads, and use electronic tracking to give an Amazon experience to delight customers.

At 3PL Systems we like to build our TMS to innovate based on trends we are seeing in the market. Our software development team is agile delivering new software enhancements to solve real-world problems.  

The Premier LTL Rating Engine for Freight Brokers

Plug and play with up to 60 different carriers using 3PL Systems proprietary API for 60 different carriers for Less Than Truckload (LTL) rating, e-dispatching, tracking, and document retrieval.

No need to contact a support rep to set up these services simply plug in your credentials. We are constantly adding to this list as carriers develop this technology. We make freight brokerage easy.

New Feature Electronic Signatures

Running an efficient freight brokerage is key to being profitable. Give your shippers the convenience of electronically accepting your rate quote native in BrokerWare TMS. Say goodbye to printing, signing, scanning, uploading, and emailing back. Convenience is a competitive advantage.

We have the same ability for your carriers to accept your freight shipment via electronic signature. If you’re interested in learning more of the innovative features our engineers are working on contact us for a demo.

Q1: 3PL Live Meeting Recap

Thank you to everyone that attended our first 3PL Live meeting on March 24th, 2021. We are excited about the future of our company and look forward to continuing to deliver great software to you and your team.

We have provided a recap of what was covered below:

Core Values

Demos


User-Specific Dashboards

Allow non-sales users to have customized dashboards that are specific only to loads that they are responsible for.

ShipMind New Updates

Full shipment automation platform. Remove the need for a human to perform every action of a shipment’s lifecycle.

3PL Live


Q2 Road Map – Coeus Era


We are super excited to announce the Ceous Era – focused on further automation, efficiency, and expanded functionality. As always, our customers have been instrumental in driving the future of our platform and we want to thank you for your constant input and feedback.
The staff and load efficiency reporting tool will provide both raw data and actionable insights to monitor how streamlined your operation is. Through our detailed reports, you will be able to see every manual touch and every automated touch, identifying potential bottlenecks that are slowing you down. The best part is that we plan on releasing an “Automation Audit” to help you better understand how to utilize our technology to achieve optimal efficiency.
Our mass rating tool will drastically improve your team’s ability to participate and respond to shippers during RFP season. Unlike our previous iteration, the new mass rating tool will allow you to rate (# of lines) against not only SMC3 tariffs, but also via API, and any custom tariffs. Simply upload your file, and let the program run in the background while you go about your day.
Many of our customers are currently consolidating multiple shipper’s commodities into one truck but are forced to work around 3PL Systems limitations in that area. We are excited to release full consolidated shipping support in Q2. Not only will you be able to handle multiple shippers on one master load, but the architecture will also help with all other multi-leg shipments.
A new permission level for carrier sales will provide our truckload customers with expanded functionality around managing their capacity teams. Instead of being forced to tie commissioned employees to a customer level, which is how it is today, our clients will be able to connect their brokers on either a carrier level or a load level to calculate their compensation and rate their performance.
We are completely revamping the way commissions are handled inside of 3PL Systems. While the current setup will remain as an option, we are adding the ability to handle multiple different commission plans. Whether your sales guys are on draws, revenue targets and percentages thereof, or a traditional margin split, our new commission structure should have you covered. Ideally, no matter how you calculate commissions, you will be able to calculate it directly within the application.

Partnerships


FreightPal

Parcel and air rating, booking, and tracking platform. Get access to FreightPal’s pre-negotiated rates or utilize their engine to plug in your own air and parcel contracts.
Contact Information:
Email: ops@freightpal.com
Website: www.freightpal.com

Hubtran Payables

Back-office automation and document processing/matching utilizing AI and OCR technologies. Increase your efficiency for carrier invoicing processing 4x.
Contact Information:

Name: David Cornwell
Phone: 630.346.6506
Email: dcornwell@hubtran.com
Website: www.hubtran.com

UPS Capital (InsureShield)

Apply insurance to your high-value shipments directly in 3PL Systems without ever having to leave the platform.
Contact Information:
Phone: 877.263.8772
Email: capitalus@ups.com
Website: www.upscapital.com

Project 44

Gain access to more LTL carriers for rating, dispatching, and tracking. You can also utilize their live-time visibility system for TL shipments.
Contact Information:
Contact: Josh Main
Email: jmain@project44.com
Website: www.project44.com

System Update Notes


Systems Update Notes As many of you have suggested, we will be publishing updates and releases directly on our site every Friday afternoon – please make sure to check in periodically to see if there is anything you can take advantage of. You can find our release notes here: https://3plsystems.com/blog/.

Inside the World of FreightWaves with Craig Fuller

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It’s not every day we get to speak with a founder that’s innovating an entire industry. We were lucky enough to pick Craig Fuller’s brain learning all about the FreightWaves founding story.

We found out that Craig’s dad started U.S. Express, which Craig’s brother runs as the CEO with 10,000 + employees. Craig ended up working with his dad at one point on a payments venture which caused tensions within the Fuller family.

Craig got interested in markets day trading and came up with an idea to start FreightWaves by creating a data product and then covering topics in the freight market to give context to their data.

Craig’s dad initially didn’t invest in FreightWaves, but it came full circle when Craig got to interview his father Max on Fuller Speed Ahead. There’s a ton of learnings in this episode as Craig is a true pioneer in the logistics industry.

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Manifesting Reality with the Freight Coach

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3PL Systems is excited to share a new Episode of 3PL Live — with Chris Jolly The Freight Coach.

Host Jeremy Thone of 3PL Live got to know Chris and how he ended up coaching sales reps in the freight industry.

We learn that Chris doesn’t do second takes for his podcast, and he gives everything, all he’s got. We also talk about manifesting dreams into reality by putting clues out there. Chris’ intro music for his show is an affirmation of a successful future.

We hope you enjoy the show and please share if you enjoy our content.

Mastering Sales with Richard Harris

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In this episode of 3PL Live, host Jeremy Thone speaks with Richard Harris™ of The Harris Consulting group about the art of mastering inside sales.

Richard is one of the most influential sales leaders in the software industry with clients such as Google, Visa, and SalesLoft. He teaches sales reps how to ask the right questions at the right times.

We talk about impostor syndrome, sales automation programs, and mental health. Thanks for listening. We appreciate the support, and please share, like, and comment if you enjoyed it.

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3PL Systems Employee Spotlight on Blake Rangell

At 3PL Systems, we make Transportation Management Software with a lot of moving parts. We hire talented U.S. based technical support representatives to support our client base.

We appreciate the contributions of our team. In this episode of 3PL Live, we turn the spotlight on our staff and speak with Blake Rangell about supporting our clients with EDI 204, 210, 214, and API tracking/tracing.

We also talk about some popular integrations, including Hubtran for process automation and DAT onboarding.

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Solving a Driver Shortage with Tristan Bordallo

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3PL Systems is excited to share a founding story in the transportation community.

In this 3PL Live episode, we speak with Tristan Bordallo of Iamfr8 INC about leaving a comfortable role at Covenant Transportation to starting an asset-based trucking company with no financing, trucks, or drivers.

Tristan realized that one way to fix the driver shortage in the industry is to pay the drivers fair wages; his drivers make 75k a year. Iiamfr8 treats drivers so well. Tristan has more drivers than trucks, with 4 more drivers wanting to come on board.

If you like entrepreneurship and salesmanship, this is a great story worth checking out.

Click here to listen to the episode.

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The Mindset of an Olympic Snowboarder

3PL Systems is excited to share an interview with Mason Aguirre, an American professional snowboarder that competed against Shaun White in the 2006 winter Olympics in the halfpipe.

We picked Mason’s brain on calculated risk, pressure, performance, mindset, and the way he approached getting to the level of being a top athlete.

All of these skills are relatable to business in the competitive markets we live in. Mason is no longer snowboarding professionally and we talk about coming to grips with finding a new career after being a professional athlete.

Please share, subscribe, like, and comment. As always, we appreciate your feedback and hope you enjoy the show!

The 3PL Systems Team