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Digitizing the bedrock shipping document would help less-than-truckload carriers cut costs and optimize freight flows while returning some of those gains to shippers. Photo credit: Shutterstock. The drive to automate freight shipping may turn not on driverless trucks but on a slip of paper. The more we get away from that, the fewer errors get into our system. The potential benefits of digital bills of lading go beyond eliminating manual errors — in itself a big benefit, considering the cost to the LTL carrier to verify weight, classification, and other data; the cost to the shipper of reclassified freight; and the cost of legal disputes and claims.
The big win, for trucking companies, will be the ability to fine-tune linehaul operations, Geoffrey Muessig, executive vice president and chief marketing officer of Pitt Ohio Group, said in an interview after the event. It can be a document of title to the goods. Its use in shipping goes back centuries. Those were the same requirements, with the same liability for loss and damage, as imposed on railroads since the nineteenth century.
Carriers and shippers are both part of the problem. LTL carriers have been reluctant to draw a hard line and mandate electronic transmission of data — especially when many smaller shipper customers lack transportation management systems TMSs.
Parcel carriers, he notes, have supplied shippers not just with software but even computers to automate the entire package-shipping process, from pickup to tracking and delivery. It will improve internal processes between their departments, including customer service.
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Averitt launches transportation management system for LTL shippers
Cookeville, Tenn. The transportation and logistics services provider partnered with MyCarrierTMS to provide customers access to a centralized platform to manage all aspects of LTL shipping at no charge. Averitt Connect gives users quick access to shop for rates from multiple LTL carriers throughout the U. The platform is designed specifically for small and mid-sized shippers, and offers a variety of online shipment management tools, including multi-carrier rate quotes, a logistical planning calendar, bill of lading and label printing, and shipment booking and tracking. The TMS is a browser-based platform that can be easily accessed from any location with an internet connection. Through direct API connections with multiple service providers, carrier-neutral rates provide shippers with access to an unbiased marketplace for LTL pricing.
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