Three-quarters of large carriers in the United States and Canada are already part of the Kewill carrier network
One of the things that sets Kewill Transport apart in the transportation management system [TMS] space is its built-in carrier network – the largest in the United States with 16,000+ carriers and growing.
That includes most of the biggest carriers in North America. And that’s not just an idle boast. Earlier this year Transport Topics released its annual ranking of the Top 100 For-Hire Carriers in the United States and Canada. We examined the list and discovered that 74 of those carriers are already part of the Kewill Transport Carrier Network.
That’s right: three-quarters of the trucking heavyweights in the U.S. and Canada are already dialed in to our TMS solution. That means the minute Kewill Transport comes online for a new customer, that customer has immediate, direct access to nearly all of the big players in the trucking industry – and the ability to tender loads, search for carrier availability, negotiate rates, and manage contracts with them.
Why is that a big deal? Well, there’s a host of reasons. But first and foremost is that getting a TMS that comes pre-loaded with a robust carrier network significantly speeds up the implementation process – and starts streamlining your supply chain and saving you money sooner.
“Finding a TMS that features a broad carrier network right out of the box can be a huge benefit for a business,” Kewill CMO Evan Puzey wrote in an earlier blog post about the importance of carrier networks. “There’s a big payback there because it can shave six to 12 months off the ROI when compared to building out a carrier network on your own.”
There are other benefits as well – as summed up by Gartner’s Bart De Muynck in “Carrier Connectivity: The Critical Component of Transportation Management,” a recent white paper by Logistics Management that was sponsored by Kewill.
“Having a network of carriers allows shippers to more seamlessly collaborate and exchange data with their carriers and to do things that aren’t possible if you are dealing with one-on-one connections or if your multiple vendors aren’t on the same TMS platform,” said De Muynck.
So if you’re in the market for a TMS, you should closely examine each vendor’s carrier network. And if you do, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a company that can match the breadth of Kewill’s 16,000 carriers and expansive coverage of the largest for-hire trucking firms in the U.S. and Canada.
- Check out our infographic that puts the Kewill Transport carrier network into perspective.
- Learn more about the importance of TMS carrier networks in Kewill CMO Evan’s Puzey blog post, “Warm Up to the Iceberg Principle When Buying a TMS.”
- Download the Kewill/Supply Chain Management Review white paper, “Carrier Connectivity: The Critical Component of Transportation Management.”
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