3PL Broker Management Software 2024

last updated 06-04-2024
by FreightPrint


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Freight Broker Software in 2024

Freight brokers use multiple software to manage their day-to-day business operations. Most freight brokerage software are built using older (legacy) technology. However, to compete with the increasing demands of shippers and customers, many brokerage firms are adopting the cloud software. Many build their own software by hiring software developers, and others use SaaS software (software as a solution). With any software, you'll need to pay close attention to your needs, and not be distracted by the bells and whistles. 

We put together a list of things to look for in a freight broker software in 2024.

Send Quotes to Customers

Sending freight quotes to your customers is a very important aspect in your freight brokerage operations. For example: When a shipper reaches out to you asking for a quote for moving 22 pallets of potatoes from Idaho to New Jersey. All you need is to fill out a few fields and the quote should be ready within a few seconds. The sooner you respond, the higher the chance of getting that load.

With FreightPrint you can easily create an order and save in as a quote. As soon as the information is typed out, the software automatically sends it to the shipper for review and confirmation. An quote can be easily converted into a load and then assign a carrier for pickup and delivery.

Send Broadcast and Receive Bids

Getting the freight load from the shipper is only half of the equation. Now, you have to find a carrier who'd be willing to work with you to go pickup and deliver the load. The old way of doing things would be to call your carriers or dispatchers, or post on a load board. This process is tedious and often unproductive. 

With FreightPrint you can select a list of carriers and send a load broadcast. The carriers can see the load and respond to your rate. They can “Accept,” “Reject” or “Make an Offer.” After evaluating the carrier responses, you can easily award the load to the carrier of your choice. 

 

Carrier Onboarding

When you're ready to work with a carrier, you'll need some paperwork from them to ensure that they're qualified to do business with you. You'll need to request their proof of insurance, W-9 form, DOT certificate from FMCSA, CDL Driver's license etc. 

FreightPrint allows you to collect these documents digitally and store them in your dashboard. You can check these documents anytime.

 

Process Inbound and Outbound Orders

3PLs or Third-Party Logistics companies handle different aspects of supply chain. Some 3PLs handle warehousing and distribution of freight for their shipper customers. Many brokerages have storage facility with ample equipments to handle inbound shipments. Unloading, storage, retrieval and packaging for outbound delivery are all critical functions of a 3PL. 

FreightPrint's technology comes with mobile QR code scanners. It allows you to print labels and scan them for tracking and storage purposes. You can easily create a route or trip by selecting shipments, and printing manifests with QR codes labels for easy scanning.

 

Real-Time Shipment Tracking

Once the shipment is active, you'll need to track the status and location of the shipment at all times. Load tracking is now an essential function in freight brokerages. With smart technology you're able to see the progress of your loads, and give you valuable insights regarding your trucking operations.

FreightPrint comes with real-time load tracking. It's built in to the FreightPrint mobile app, which allows you to track and trace every shipment, and keep you and your customers informed about the status of their deliveries.

 

Invoicing and Payment Processing

When working with multiple carriers to move your freight, accounting can be a challenge. Each hauler will have his own way of invoicing and transmitting the proof of delivery documents to you. Some will fax or email, others will send text messages with pictures attached, and some others may use regular mail. As a result, your accounting department has to cross check BOLs against orders, and verify rates and other billing arrangements made with third party carriers. 

FreightPrint not only helps shippers, but it also helps haulers through auto-invoicing capabilities. Receive auto-generated invoices from any carrier, along with proof of delivery (POD). Update invoice statuses with notes. You can also process payments from your customers through our Stripe Payment Integration via Card, ACH or Bank-to-Bank transactions.

 

Broker Competition is Intense

Whether you're a new or a seasoned freight broker, you know that it's a freight brokerage is a highly competitive industry. Companies go in and out of business frequently. It is important to stay ahead of the curve. One easy way to make your freight business competitive is by using a intelligent freight brokers software.

If you're curious to learn more about FreightPrint, please book a demo today.

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About FreightPrint

Are you managing your logistics operations either manually or using outdated and confusing software?

FreightPrint can help!

FreightPrint™ is a simple software and mobile app for logistics companies to track, organize, communicate and manage shipments efficiently.

 

 

Easy-to-use logistics technology for any business

Built to simplify your logistics operations

 

We know that logistics is complicated and time-consuming.

Imagine delivering orders to your customers with consistency, accuracy and simplicity.

If you're looking to streamline your shipping and logistics operations, FreightPrint™ may be what you're looking for.

Read below to learn more about key features and benefits of FreightPrint™.




 

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Automated Dispatching, Routing & Tracking

Seamlessly Dispatch and Manage Routes

 

Imagine processing customer orders, automatically creating optimized routes, communicating with drivers and customers, all without spending any extra time.

Dispatch Loads

Dispatch loads on the fly. Work with carriers, brokers, dispatchers and shippers.

Automated Routes

Pick multiple shipments and create routes instantly. Assign drop numbers, edit or remove stops without contacting the drivers.

Driver Assignment

Assign a task or a route to a driver. Don't know who can do the delivery? Allow drivers to pick their loads, or broadcast loads to your carriers and have them bid on your loads.




 

Provide Shipment Tracking and Proof of Delivery

 

Improve your Delivery Experience

 

Free up your phone lines and staff, while exceeding your customers’ expectations. Spend your precious time closing more deals and going on vacation.

Provide Shipment Tracking

While the FreightPrint™ app provides status updates and other useful information, it can also provide you with shipment tracking.

Collect Signatures, Pictures and Notes

Create an audit trail of shipment statuses with timestamps and location stamps.Receive Proof of delivery signature and pictures instantly.




 

Print Labels & Manage Documents

 

Manage your Documents

 

Create and design your own shipping documents. Create templates for your customers to match their specifications.

Print QRCode Labels

Create and print QRcode labels. Add QRcodes to your shipping documents and emails. 

Design and Customize BOLs

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Customize using API, Zapier and Native Integrations

Customize and Personalize

 

No software is built perfectly, that’s why we allow you to customize it to your needs. FreightPrint is flexible to serve your needs.

Use API or Zapier, Request Customization

Create custom fields and custom checklists to ensure your team can track progress. Connect with SalesForce and OrderTime natively, integrate with your own in-house software using our API, or build automation with Zapier.

 

 

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Download the free FreightPrint mobile app and start using it for free for 2 weeks. There is no need to enter your credit card details.

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We're here to assist you with your transportation software needs. Whether you are a small shipper or big transportation company, we'd be happy to give you a free demo of FreightPrint and answer your questions.

 


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