PRINCETON, N.J., Feb. 10, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ALK Technologies, a Trimble Company and global leader in GeoLogistics® solutions and navigation software, today announced the latest addition to its suite of transportation solutions, PC*MILER|Rates. Developed with leading transportation management software provider 3GTMS, PC*MILER|Rates provides shippers, brokers and third-party logistics providers (3PLs) with quick, accurate real-time rate calculations and options for multiple less-than-truckload (LTL) and small package carriers. This provides customers the information to assist in carrier selection and efficiently manage the cost side of their transportation services.
“Shippers, brokers and 3PLs need to be able to quickly and easily compare rates between carriers to make the best decision for their business,” said Bill Maddox, vice president of sales, ALK Technologies. “Working with 3GTMS, we are pleased to provide a service that enables companies to efficiently manage their carrier contracts and determine exact pricing on demand.”
With PC*MILER|Rates a company’s existing carrier contracts are uploaded directly into the system, erasing the complexity and hassle of the rate setup, and are continuously available for immediate calculations. Rates are calculated based on account tariffs, freight class, total weight and accessorial fees, allowing shippers, brokers and 3PLs to identify a true cost for billing, auditing and accurate reconciliation.
“All logistics professionals can drive benefits with fast and accurate access to their rating options,” said Mitch Weseley, CEO of 3GTMS. “Working with ALK on PC*MILER|Rates makes a new level of efficiency and usability available to more companies.”
PC*MILER|Rates populates the carrier and rate information by first having the user enter their shipment information including weight, freight, class, and origin/destination. The cloud-based solution then simultaneously retrieves multiple rates and detailed carrier information. Rates can be chosen immediately or exported for additional analytics or research. PC*MILER|Rates can be used as a standalone service or integrated with any TMS system.
An educational session on PC*MILER|Rates will be held at ALK’s Interactive Training Program on Thursday, March 24th at the Dallas Marriott Las Colinas in Dallas, Texas. View the event website for more information and to register.
For more information on PC*MILER|Rates visit: www.pcmiler.com/rates.
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3GTMS delivers order to settlement transportation management software (3G-TM) for shippers, brokers and 3PLs focusing on simplifying the process of complex transportation management. Built as a single system, 3G-TM manages the full transportation lifecycle including: rating, routing (including multi-stop and pool distribution optimization), tendering, tracking, tracing and settlement. 3G-TM transportation software provides embedded optimization allowing you make better shipping decisions that harness opportunities and address daily challenges. Deployment options include on premise, hosted and SaaS, all of which enable transportation teams to make better decisions, harness new opportunities, achieve cost savings, streamline processes and address the daily challenges of transportation.
About ALK Technologies
ALK Technologies, a Trimble Company and global leader in GeoLogistics solutions and navigation software, is focused on developing innovative solutions for transportation, logistics, mobile workforces and consumers. Product lines include PC*MILER, CoPilot and ALK Maps. PC*MILER is widely recognized as a transportation industry standard for routing, mileage and mapping in North America. CoPilot is a leading source of GPS navigation software for fleets, mobile operators, hardware OEMs, systems integrators, professional drivers and consumers. ALK Maps is a development platform designed for the transportation industry and provides commercial routing, geocoding and mapping visualization for enterprise applications.
Source: 3GTMS; ALK Technologies