Meeting the Demands of FSMA and Boosting Asset Utilization

Sharp Transportation Uses FleetLocate from Spireon Integrated with LoadMaster from McLeod to Solve Reefer and Dry Van Business Challenges.

Sharp Transportation operates out of Wellsville, Utah and hauls freight across the country in both dry van and refrigerated trailers. Two of their business challenges are common to trucking companies that run reefers and dry vans — managing reefer temperatures for food freight and keeping their dry vans turning. In both cases, the integrated technologies of Spireon and McLeod Software help Sharp meet these challenges by providing timely access to the actionable data needed to make informed decisions.

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Gauge Business Performance and Guide Strategy Using Freight Pricing and Truck Capacity Data

DAT Solutions and McLeod partner to deliver valuable rate and capacity data

Freight pricing and truck capacity data can provide vital information for helping freight transportation and logistics companies gauge business performance and guide business strategy. The value of this information is underscored in the current market where competitiveness and volatility bring both challenges and opportunities for brokers and carriers. The ability to respond intelligently and make sound business decisions hinges on the insights gained from access to dependable and actionable data.

The data can come from public, private, and internal sources, including general business media, industry journals, government agencies, trade associations, industry data providers, and a company’s own transportation management system. Working in partnership, DAT and McLeod provide easy access to a wide range of rate and capacity data. Managers need visibility into their business from multiple angles, and the seamless integration between McLeod and DAT plays a powerful role in providing this.

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Advanced Trailer Management Saves Money, Boosts Efficiency, and Makes Life Easier for Drivers

Spireon teams with McLeod to give LoadMaster users rich data on trailers

Carriers gain on multiple fronts with improved trailer management: time is saved when trailers can be located easily and quickly, drivers avoid frustration and HOS complications when they are freed from spending extra time trying to find the trailers they need, and asset utilization goes up, which increases capacity without the need to expend new capital on additional trailers. All of this is possible when carriers use the combined strength of Spireon and McLeod.

Spireon’s FleetLocate Trailer Management Solution generates rich trailer-tracking data that McLeod users can view within LoadMaster. The seamless integration between Spireon and McLeod allows carriers to view up-to-date GPS locations for every trailer in the fleet. The data is at your fingertips.

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The Power of Integration

CarrierWeb and McLeod work together to boost efficiency, productivity, and customer service at B.A.H. Express 

At B.A.H. Express, we made a critical decision about our strategy for business success. We decided that we wanted to get the most current technology available that would support our business objectives. That led us to choose CarrierWeb® and McLeod Software.

We have 200 drivers and 220 tractors which all have CarrierWeb units installed. CarrierWeb is fully integrated with our McLeod LoadMaster® dispatch system, so we can handle everything without needing to leave one system and go into another one. We track hours of service electronically and dispatch loads automatically. Our drivers have electronic routing information at their fingertips and we’ve automated many of our EDI transactions.

The result is improved driver performance, higher productivity in our office, and happier customers. When you make advances with technology in this way, you wonder how you ever managed without the tools you’ve started using. To get a better idea of the power of these tools, consider these highlights of the way that CarrierWeb and McLeod have helped B.A.H. Express excel.

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Logistics Made Easy

Go-To Transport's Green Bay Office Uses McLeod Software and TransCore DAT to Support Rapid Growth. 

"The efficiencies we’ve achieved through the combination of PowerBroker and DAT have been substantial by any measure. Since going live with PowerBroker and DAT Connexion in June of 2012, our brokers have almost doubled their per-day output. July of 2012 through January of 2013 gave us the best six-month period ever, and we handled this leap in volume without adding a single broker. We never could have covered all of this freight without the increased efficiency that these valuable software tools enabled. PowerBroker and DAT have proven to be indispensable for keeping pace with our growth."

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Optimizing Profits

How the Driver & Load and Drop&Swap Modules from Manhattan Associates Work with McLeod’s LoadMaster Solution to Improve Your Bottom Line.

If you’re a truckload carrier and your fleet has grown to over two hundred trucks, it’s a safe bet that you’ve got some low hanging opportunities for improvement. This doesn’t mean that you’re not running a tight shop. It simply means that juggling loads for that many trucks is complex.

When fleets get this size, it becomes humanly impossible to calculate all of the options quickly and accurately. The result is that money is being left on the table, and it’s not small change. That’s why the combination of software tools from McLeod Software and Manhattan Associates is so vital. 

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