What is a TMS?

Oct 08

What is a tms?

Do you wish you had a detailed insight into your annual freight spend and carrier rates? Or often find yourself wondering if there is an easier way for you to keep track of your documents for shipment tracking, invoices and potential shipment claim information? If you answered "yes" to any of the questions above, a TMS could help you streamline your operations.

"TMS" Defined

A transportation management system, or TMS, is a software used by shippers to plan freight movements, access rates, select the appropriate carrier and manage payments. Shippers can select their preferred carriers and connect to them via API to gain access to all of the information necessary to book a shipment.

What Are the Benefits of Using a TMS?

Shippers that combine their shipping operations into one central platform gain benefits, such as:

  • Reduced Freight Spend
  • Increased Planning
  • Improved Reporting

Interested in learning more about the benefits of a TMS? Read our blog post here.

How Much Does a TMS Cost?

The cost of a transportation management system can range from free to a couple hundred dollars per month. Roadrunner Freight offers customers a free TMS called RapidShip to connect to carriers via API integration and enable data-driven decisions. Simplify your LTL shipping by connecting all of your preferred carriers and manage your LTL shipping process all in one place! 

How Do I Access RapidShip?

Access Roadrunner Freight's free TMS in 4 simple steps:

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