Transportation Management Systems Keep LTL Freight Costs Competitive

by | Jan 24, 2023 | 3PL, Less Than Truckload, Transportation Management

Competition breeds excellence and drives business; it always has. So why do so many traffic managers keep using the same low-quality, high-priced LTL freight carriers when there are hundreds of options available? In most cases, they can’t see all the available options. For that, they’d need a product like Amrate. Amrate is a 3PL transportation management software platform that pulls rates from multiple carriers on LTL shipments for warehouse and traffic managers.


Why LTL Carriers Should Fight for Your Business

You expect your customers to compare your business to your competition. You work hard to maintain an edge in pricing, speed, quality of service, reliability, or a combination of all four. But do you expect the same from the businesses you rely on daily?

There are hundreds of LTL carriers in business right now. They are all competing for your business. That competition drives fair prices, high-quality services, technology innovation, and attention to market demand. Forcing LTL carriers to fight for your business means you can expect a higher quality service at a competitive rate.

Researching the Competition

Traffic managers continue using the same LTL carriers for one or more of the following reasons:

  • Convenience
  • Long-standing relationship
  • Advantageous Pricing
  • Quality Service and Reliability

What if there was a more convenient option, with more competitive pricing and higher quality service, with a new carrier happy to build a relationship with your business?

Enter Amrate, a proprietary transportation management system from Amware. The web-based 3PL platform makes it easy for traffic managers to compare dozens of LTL shipping options on one single screen. You’ll not only be able to find the LTL carrier with the lowest cost but also view the many possible transit routes available for a particular shipment and see expected delivery dates.

When LTL carriers know you’re comparing them, they make an extra effort to put their best foot forward. You do the same with your customers; why shouldn’t you expect it from your business partners?

More Than Just a Shipping Tool

Amrate is a perfect tool for comparing LTL carriers in many facets. It makes it easy to find the right carrier for each shipment, which means you can use several carriers at any time. Why not take advantage of what each carrier does best? Suppose one LTL carrier has a huge presence on the west coast but charges a premium on the east coast. In that case, another carrier might have the opposite situation, allowing you to take advantage of both.

Beyond choosing the right LTL carrier for your shipment, Amrate offers full-service logistics management. From tracking and tracing your shipments to freight bill auditing and payment and customized reporting, Amrate makes it easy to manage your shipping operation from one web-based platform. Get up-to-the-minute carrier management services and even submit and resolve claims, all within the same software.

Learn More about Amrate

Don’t take our word for it. We’ll give you a FREE 30-day trial of Amrate so you can see the difference it can make in your business. Contact us now to learn more about Amrate and how you can save 30% or more on your LTL spend annually.



About Brad Mullins

About Brad Mullins

Brad Mullins is the Chief Operating Officer at Amware and is responsible for ensuring the smooth and efficient operation of all Amware's business practices. His effort and expertise in business management and transportation logistics, combined with a focus on positive customer experience, have had a direct and positive impact on Amware's clients, agents, partners, and vendors.