Freight Broker TransAm Logistics Deploys New Capacity Matching Solution
TransAm Logistics is a full truckload transportation provider servicing all 48 states. The company supports all shipping needs from LTL, truckload, refrigerated, air, intermodal and flatbed, and is focused solving the challenging trucking logistics issues faced in all economic climates through innovative technology, commitment to our customers and industry experience. Descartes MacroPoint™ Capacity Matching is an example of the kind of innovative technology TA Logistics has deployed.
Descartes’ recently-launched, advanced capacity matching solution provides freight brokers, like TransAm Logistics, with greater visibility to the transportation capacity available within their network of carriers and cooperating brokers. By unlocking previously trapped freight capacity using advanced visualization and analytical capabilities, freight brokers can cover more loads, build stronger carrier relationships and reduce costs.
3 Major Innovations: Descartes MacroPoint Capacity Matching
- Market visualization: Visualizing market capacity relative to open loads allows freight brokers to quickly identify which loads represent the best matching opportunity. Seeing carriers’ historical lane performance enables freight brokers to select the right carrier, thereby building stronger relationships and securing better rates.
- Artificial intelligence (AI)-based capacity matching: AI-based capacity matching provides freight brokers with the best ranked carriers to call, and only includes carriers who have assets available. With a ranked list of carrier matches, freight brokers can cover loads in a fraction of the time
- Capacity co-op: This provides an opt-in network where freight brokers can selectively choose to share their unused capacity in a secure way and get significantly more access to capacity in return.
According to Jared Taylor, TransAm’s Vice President & General Manager, the company is getting access to significantly more capacity using the new Descartes solution than they would by only using the organization’s transportation management system (TMS). The solution provides visibility to capacity two to five days out which allows the TransAm team to be much more productive.
How Descartes’ Capacity Matching Software is Different
Descartes’ goal with the new solution is to make freight brokers more effective by supporting the freight broker’s expertise and extensive carrier relationships with technology efficiencies. The new solution allows freight brokers to more effectively identify freight capacity within their own network of carriers and beyond with other carriers they haven’t historically used. This results in a much larger freight capacity pool to cover more loads.
Part of the Descartes Global Logistics Network™ (Descartes GLN™), Descartes MacroPoint™ operates one of the industry’s largest visibility networks, which connects over one hundred thousand road carriers and more than four million trucking assets and drivers. The reach and scale of the Descartes GLN enables freight brokers using the Descartes MacroPoint Capacity Matching solution to more effectively and efficiently match customer loads with available carrier capacity.