Will Transportation Industry Need Brokers with Cloud-Based Freight TMS Software?

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GR8FR8.com allows shippers to become their own broker, lower costs, and save time.

The only way for a shipper to truly know what fees he is paying is to pay the carrier directly, and get fresh, honest quotes from real people.

GR8FR8, Inc., (pronounced “Great Freight”) a brand new SaaS company offering cloud-based TMS software, has created an online marketplace that makes it easier for shippers to move freight without brokers. Since the site’s public launch on October 20, 2010, it has already made headlines by introducing such a revolutionary platform to the industry. “Freight brokers have been around since the 1850’s and still play a valid role in transportation today,” notes VP of Marketing, Richard Carnegie “However many small to mid-sized companies can gain better control, and lower freight costs using software available today, such as what we provide at GR8FR8.com,” closes Richard.

This robust website connects shippers to carriers directly, without intermediaries, and allows for free-market quoting, real-time communication, direct-tendering, online booking, TMS functionality, and executive level reporting. GR8FR8.com allows shippers to become their own broker, lower costs, and save time. This concept is truly revolutionary considering many TMS systems offer only reporting and shipment tracking. Rounding out their service, they offer live, expert freight assistance called FR8Guard™ for hot shipments, or emergency freight help on a cost plus basis. GR8FR8.com combines the best of all worlds.

For shippers using instant freight quoting websites, doing it yourself may save even more money. “Frequently the savings offered on instant quote websites are canceled out by the brokerage fees baked in,” explains John VanKampen, Executive Vice President of GR8FR8.com. “The only way for a shipper to truly know what fees he is paying is to pay the carrier directly, and get fresh, honest quotes from real people.” GR8FR8.com provides both shippers and carriers powerful but simple TMS tools to move freight across North America, and offers low-flat rates per transaction.

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