Entries by Tim Taylor

Carrier Portals

Custom Carrier Portals ShippersEdge has off the shelf and customizable carrier portals. Typically, large volume truckload shippers use a carrier portal to have their carriers update status on the loads and to accept or reject shipment tender requests. Some shippers like to use portals as load boards with fixed pricing or as bid boards. Whether […]

Custom Applications in a TMS

Custom Apps in a Transportation Management System Many TMS platforms do a good job at their basic functional purpose of helping you manage and execute your transportation and provide good analytics to help you improve your game. But what about those things that are transportation related but not actually shipping functions? Examples might be managing […]

A TMS with a Built-in App for Managing Intermediate Bulk Containers

A TMS with a Built-in App for Managing Intermediate Bulk Containers ShippersEdge an award-winning transportation management system is pleased to announce its available app to help you grade and count your returned IBC equipment. You would use ShippersEdge TMS to route and track your intermediate bulk container shipping both inbound and outbound. As the IBC […]

Trapping for Fame and Fortune

Trapping for Fame and Fortune Recent studies within our TMS have revealed carriers trapping freight to combine deliveries. Let me explain. The carriers know what freight is in their system. If they see a single shipment for a given delivery stop and yet there is another shipment on its way for the next day, often […]

Personal Conveyance Status whether the truck is loaded or not

Courtesy of CCJ Digital Effective immediately, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will allow drivers to enter into personal conveyance status, whether the truck is loaded or not, to find the nearest safe parking or rest location after their hours of service are exhausted by a shipper/receiver or off-duty periods are interrupted by law enforcement. “The […]

2018 Top 100 Logistics IT Provider

ShippersEdge Named a 2018 Top 100 Logistics IT Provider For the fifth year in a row ShippersEdge was named a top 100 Logistics IT Provider by Industry Leading Magazine Inbound Logistics. Dear Mr. Taylor,  Congratulations again on your selection as a 2018 Inbound Logistics Top 100 Logistics IT Provider. It’s time for you to celebrate and […]

Intermodal not Answering the Call

As our national capacity crunch deepens with the ripening of a growing season in the south many people thought that intermodal capacity would be the answer to a capacity shortage. The real answer is not what people were expecting at all. The ELD mandate has struck intermodal in regards to drayage both for international container […]

Moving Logistics In-House

What to expect when moving logistics in-house Ten years ago, it was worth it to use a 3PL to manage your logistics management mainly because of the high cost of acquiring and maintaining the technology. Now more and more shippers are moving logistics in-house. Rating, managing and procuring freight transportation resources is time consuming and […]

Cargo Security

Theft by Misrepresentation of Identity Here’s a scenario. Friday afternoon, an unsuspecting broker gets a call on a load of grapes from California to Toronto from a trucker based in Iowa. This trucker has one truck and says he can do the load. He also has a Gmail address using the name of the trucker. […]