Brokers and Forwarders hate it when the freight invoice doesn’t match the quote. And for drayage it happens all the time. You want accurate, apples-to-apples quotes and protect the accurate cost to in your shipment file when booking.
Inaccurate quotes defeat the purpose of getting multiple ones in the first place. Sometimes the invoice you get is hundreds of dollars higher with extra fees that weren’t mentioned in the quote.
Drayage providers might only quote linehaul and fuel surcharge (FSC) up-front but their invoice will include all the equipment and terminal charges that will either kill your shipment profit or kill your time disputing and arguing.
The complexity of the ever-changing rate and fee structures has made getting all-in, apples-to-apples quotes practically impossible, until now.
DrayMaster is an automated online system that your company can use to get accurate, up-to-the-minute freight shipping quotes with all charges included. It’s no more difficult to use than the online airline ticket systems you may have used when you planned your last vacation.
- Multiple, transparent apples-to-apples quotes with all applicable charges included means you can choose the truly lowest bidder.
- Short-deadlines are no problem since DrayMaster gives you reliable quotes in seconds (not days).
- Invoice disputes decrease since DrayMaster quotes are so accurate to begin with.
All-in-all, DrayMaster has proven to reduce costs by at least 4% in case studies.
How much more profitable would your company be if you could reduce drayage costs by 4%?
DrayMaster was formed by drayage industry veterans to solve inefficient tariff management.
We do what no one else has done – dig deep into the intimate pricing details of each carrier company’s charges including equipment and terminal charges and then maintain a sophisticated rate engine to manage it.
Our staff works directly with the carriers to keep this information current.
DrayMaster’s tariff entry “wizard” taps the industry standard PC Miler® database as well as brokers or forwarder’s private, negotiated rates and adds some community rates from other draymen.
It’s a simple online tool that your operators use to look up rates. Or, rates can be displayed in a forwarders TMS instantly using API technology.
DrayMaster includes other features like their Bid Tool which helps run batch tenders and RFQs, where dray rates may be needed for hundreds of door points. This saves time and protects margin because the cost returned represents the complete and accurate cost.
If your company is still doing bids “the old, hard, slow way,” you might be missing out on cost savings and wasting staff resources.