ALK Technologies has introduced an addition to its successful PC*Miler software to help shippers, brokers and third-party logistics providers (3PLs) generate accurate, real-time rate calculations and options for multiple less-than-truckload (LTL) and small package carriers.
PC*Miler|Rates provides customers information that can help them in carrier selection, the company said.
“Shippers, brokers and 3PLs need to be able to quickly and easily compare rates between carriers to make the best decision for their business,” said Bill Maddox, vice president of sales, ALK Technologies. “Working with 3GTMS, we are pleased to provide a service that enables companies to efficiently manage their carrier contracts and determine exact pricing on demand.”
With PC*Miler|Rates a company’s existing carrier contracts are uploaded directly into the system, erasing the complexity and hassle of the rate setup, and are continuously available for immediate calculations. Rates are calculated based on account tariffs, freight class, total weight and accessorial fees, allowing shippers, brokers and 3PLs to identify a true cost for billing, auditing and accurate reconciliation.
“All logistics professionals can drive benefits with fast and accurate access to their rating options,” said Mitch Weseley, CEO of 3GTMS. “Working with ALK on PC*Miler|Rates makes a new level of efficiency and usability available to more companies.”
Users enter shipment information including weight, freight, class and origin/destination. The cloud-based solution then simultaneously retrieves multiple rates and detailed carrier information. Rates can be chosen immediately or exported for additional analytics or research.
PC*Miler|Rates can be used as a standalone service or integrated with any TMS system.