Shipping LTL Freight
LTL Shipment Execution
With the complexity and regulatory requirements of LTL freight, shippers are often challenged to reach an optimal level of execution for LTL shipments. MercuryGate TMS brings best-of-breed technology to your Less-Than-Truckload (LTL) shipment operations by combining robust functionality with lightning fast workflow execution. Not only can you manage end-to-end shipment lifecycles, you can do it with world-class efficiency.
Configured For Speed
There are many facets that go into LTL shipping, and they all contribute to the total time spent managing each shipment. By automating the most time-consuming tasks with dashboard portlets or integrating ezClick technology, users of MercuryGate TMS can execute more shipments in less time than ever before.
Unrivaled Load Building Technology
As one of the most important yet time consuming events in the shipment workflow, MercuryGate TMS makes load building a competitive edge. The complex intricacies of LTL shipments are streamlined, allowing users to execute more shipments in less time. Standard features such as drag-and-drop data fields, user-preference customization, and template wizards to duplicate commonly scheduled shipments, make MercuryGate TMS a tool to improve your company's transportation processes.
Robust Features, Efficient Workflow
MercuryGate's process configuration empowers users to complete multiple workflow steps into consolidated portlets. Key operational screen views and on-demand reports are a click away, giving each user their unique virtual workspace.
Reduce the stress on back-office resources by establishing standards for Pre-Auditing. MercuryGate TMS allows you to clearly define line-items, options on what constitutes an invoice and contract "match", and set limits on when extra services are authorized such as lumpers or detention.
The MercuryGate TMS is designed to keep LTL shipments flowing as quickly as planned, with minimal human resources required. However, when exceptions arise, users are alerted to potential issues. This ensures personnel know when to do call checks, set appointments, invoice the customer, and complete the shipment lifecycle appropriately.
The MercuryGate TMS Difference
The LTL shipping process lends itself to be highly automated. Typically, shippers and 3PLs have a multitude of profiles and rate structures. Consequently, the more users and contracts that your company maintains, the more complex your workflow becomes. To best address the complexities of LTL shipping, MercuryGate's best-of-breed enterprise TMS couples powerful functionality with user friendliness – a rare combination in today's TMS marketplace.
MercuryGate TMS takes an innovative approach to LTL tariff management. By pre-integrating with the industry's premiere pricing benchmark organization, SMC³, MercuryGate TMS streamlines your licensed rate configuration process.
Our customers enjoy the reduced hassle during contract setup and the resulting reduction in billing errors. With standard options such as configurable rate shopping or multiple levels of tariff visibility, you can fully leverage the potential of your LTL contracts. What's more, configurable data entry screens at each shipment phase, from quoting to settlement, guides the user through formerly time-consuming shipment execution steps.
MercuryGate TMS: LTL Features
- Fully automated and built for speed
- Set default shipping and receiving locations
- Set default items, NMFC codes, freight class, and reference numbers to easily populate bills of lading
- Simple process to load buy and sell rates
- Rapid new customer onboarding
- Save new quotes for customers
- Review historical quotes
- Set quote expiration windows
- One-click tendering to selected carrier
- Freight pickups with minimal interaction with 3rd parties
- Automated quote acceptance or denial