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KLLM taps DAT Keypoint to manage brokerages

May 13, 2014
KLLM Transport Services, one of North America’s largest temperature-controlled carriers, is deploying DAT Keypoint Logistics Software, a transportation management system for freight brokerages, in its brokerage operation.
KLLM Transport Services, one of North America’s largest temperature-controlled carriers, is deploying DAT Keypoint Logistics Software, a transportation management system for freight brokerages, in its brokerage operation. “As a successful carrier with a long history, we understand the efficiencies that technology provides,” said Jim Richards, president and chief executive officer of KLLM. “Our brokerage operation is a strategic part of our growth and has different needs than the carrier side of the house. We chose DAT Keypoint because it was designed specifically for brokerages, particularly its single-entry operations and capacity tools. DAT Keypoint’s broker analytics and reporting functions were also critical to our decision.”
It is an increasingly common practice for carriers to establish brokerages to serve the needs of shippers and create another revenue stream related to their core business. “More and more, carriers are finding that their in-house transportation management systems don’t apply when they run a brokerage. The business processes and workflows are very different,” said Don Thornton, DAT Solutions senior vice-president of sales and marketing. “Carriers moving freight in this capacity benefit from a dedicated broker TMS like DAT Keypoint, which streamlines these functions, enabling them to move more loads.” DAT Keypoint Logistics software serves freight brokerages, whether startups or mature companies shifting from existing in-house or commercial services. Portland OR-based DAT Solutions provides actionable information to transportation professionals across North America. It operates a network of load boards and is a source of supply and demand trends, rate benchmarking, and capacity planning information. DAT Keypoint enables intermediaries ranging from start-ups to enterprise-class businesses to run both accounting and operations from a single system. KLLM’s entire fleet of trailers is refrigerated, allowing the firm to haul both temperature-controlled and dry commodities, such as food, medical supplies, paper products, chemicals, and cosmetics. Services include over-the-road long haul, regional transportation, dedicated, intermodal, and logistics. Its corporate offices are in Jackson MS.

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