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Workflows in freight: Work smarter with fewer tools

Workflows in freight: Work smarter with fewer tools

We all have our favorite tool we like to use at work.

Maybe it’s a mapping tool or a spreadsheet, some even stick to the traditional legal pad and pencil.  Shippers, brokers, and carriers use all sorts of different tools and applications to make their workdays run smoothly.

However, when we use a myriad of tools or methods of staying organized, things can slip, communication can be compromised, and efficiency goes out the window.

While the freight industry is heavily fragmented, our workflows and processes don’t have to be!

Shipwell wants to help shippers, 3PLs, and carriers slim down their freight tech toolbox and boost productivity.

The benefits of centralizing information

Initially, the first way toward a connected freight industry is to keep digital copies of your records. This way, shipment personnel can easily share information.

If sending documents through fax or email has become noticeably difficult, Shipwell has a solution.

Within the Shipwell platform, shipping documents automatically generate and send to all shipping personnel once orders have been processed or PODs have been signed.

Organize all of your documents on the platform and inside each shipment, so they are easy to find.

Simplifying management systems

It seems like everyone in the supply chain uses different Transportation Management Systems (TMS). However, using one that does more than just manage, but connects and provides actionable analytics, can simplify your workflows.

Shipwell’s cloud platform joins our Managed Services team that stands on the shoulders of old dispatching programs and on-premise solutions. Its APIs can plug in with all the shippers, 3PLs, and carriers in a non-invasive, yet advanced way.

Effortless tracking

Carriers receive several check calls throughout shipments, and 3PLs normally track them with some sort of mapping system. Why not use a real-time tracking system to keep both the driver and 3PL off the phones?

Unlock real-time freight visibility with the Shipwell platform. We provide load tracking through ELD, EDI, and API integrations, our native mobile app, plus AI-powered check calls. Eliminate manual tracking and phone calling and Shipwell will do the work for you.

Quoting a load can involve several back-and-forth phone calls and checking load boards and other websites for hours and hours. Shipwell offers instant quoting for LTL shipments for quick and transparent booking.

“Shipwell took us from spending 10 hours a week quoting freight to just 2 hours”


The Shipwell platform also offers streamlined FTL quotes from our carrier marketplace at a rate that have reduced some companies quoting times down 80%.

Orders, scheduling, and more

As if Shipwell wasn’t powerful enough, there are more features coming soon that will reduce companies tools even more.

Soon, shippers can place orders within the platform itself, which will then turn into shipments once matched with a carrier. Placing an order in Shipwell automates workflow and removes unnecessary processes from your busy workday.

Warehouse supervisors can rejoice in our soon-to-be-released automated dock scheduling feature, which integrates with dock scheduling software to optimize shipping terminals to become lean, mean, freight loading machines.

As fast as the freight industry moves, those who work in it need to move even faster. Shippers, carriers, and 3PLs are what keep our economy flowing, and it’s key that an excess of redundant or inefficient tools doesn’t get in the way of providing superior service.

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