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The sheer volume of 3PL technology options for freight brokers can be overwhelming. New freight technology emerges almost daily as the once archaic practices in the supply chain continue to transform into a digital-first industry. 

Experts are tasked with discovering and implementing the leading freight tech into their business model to streamline services, such as pricing, shipping, and fulfillment, and enhance the customer experience. 

Choosing the right technology stack, 3PLs can provide:

  1. Shipment visibility
  2. Cost per shipment analysis
  3. Freight and load matching
  4. Reduce errors 
  5. Complete order fulfillment
  6. Better decision making

3PL Warehouse Manager

Thanks to the team at 3PL central, third-party logistics professionals can easily integrate with their customers’ systems to streamline workflows and manage inventory. QuickBooks integrations make billing simple, EDI integrations make paperwork less tedious, and SmartPack verifies orders in real-time. 

DAT Loadboard

Predictive freight rate models let you bid confidently with the routing guide, analyze and streamline your operations with their powerful TMS and discover the latest in the industry with market insights. 

FreightFriend

This robust freight matching CMS offers carrier ranking, load matching, and new-carrier sourcing. Move more freight confidently as data from multiple sources is synthesized into one platform. Bonus, FrieghtFriend easily integrates with McLeod Trucking Software! 

FreightWaves TRAC

Data optimization reaches new heights with deep insights into the entire supply chain. Discover spot rates based on tender rejections and volumes in almost every lane across the U.S.

McLeod Trucking Software 

The transportation management system (TMS) creates a seamless experience through an easy-to-use portal. Superior data makes freight matching easy and pricing decisions simple. 

Parade

One of the most powerful systems on the market, this program lets you focus on what matters most. Gone are the days of fretting over a disrupted workflow; Parade integrates with TMS and freight technology software systems to streamline processes and automate your workflow.

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A cohesive, cloud-based API provides advanced visibility into the supply chain with real-time delivery confirmations, automated carrier dispatching, and updated pricing based on market conditions. 

Stord

Speaking of integrated software, Stord provides warehousing, fulfillment, and freight for both B2B and B2C companies. Gain a competitive edge with digital and physical resources for your supply chain. 

Text Locate

Communication with your drivers is safe and convenient with Text Locate. The company offers a proprietary workflow to receive one-time location updates by using the driver’s information without distracting them from the road.

Trucker Tools

Supply chain visibility has never been more accessible. The driver app provides location updates, weather conditions, fuel prices, traffic patterns, and more, allowing you to set realistic and attainable expectations for every shipment. 

WeatherOptics

Weather can impact and disrupt the supply chain in large-scale and unpredictable ways. The platform offers more than just weather; it includes insights from variables such as vehicle speed, tree height, and density to distance from a river.

KCH Transportation utilizes advanced freight technology to give our partners real-time freight tracking on shipment’s location and delivery status. Our integrated intelligence also helps with load matching and carrier vetting based on robust data that supports our strategic decision-making.


This comprehensive list is just the tip of the iceberg for freight tech. Take the time to audit and optimize your technology to find a tailored fit for your business and lay a concrete foundation for your strategy.

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