Blog Posts Tap into Transportation Technology

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Transportation costs are rising, drivers are hard to come by, customers are more demanding . . . the transportation industry is a challenging place these days. Leading companies take advantage of integrated transportation management systems (TMS), mobile communications and reporting to gain a competitive edge.

Top-tier systems like TruckMate, PeopleNet, and Mercury Gate can be cost-prohibitive for many companies, however. At Saddle Creek, we’ve invested in these state-of-the-art systems to eliminate the overhead expense for our customers.

Our transportation management solutions leverage technology in a number of ways:

  • Improve visibility. Our state-of-the-art TMS offers real-time visibility, web-enabled track-and-trace, and reporting functions to help you make informed business decisions.
  • Increase efficiency. Shipment planning tools, like an interactive dashboard with built-in predictive modeling, help to manage inbound and outbound loads and identify opportunities for efficiency through route optimization and pool consolidation.
  • Control cost. Mobile communications in our fleet trucks help to reduce freight spend by improving routing efficiency, vehicle performance, fuel optimization and dispatcher efficiency. If brokerage services are needed, our extensive carrier database allows us to select the most cost-effective option for your shipment.

We encourage you to tap our technology, resources and expertise to ensure peak performance and support your full range of needs — from regional fleet operations to brokerage services to total transportation management.  Learn more about our transportation services.