ALK Technologies has introduced its latest transportation solution, PC*MILER|Rates. Developed with transportation management software provider 3GTMS, PC*MILER|Rates provides shippers, brokers and third-party logistics providers (3PLs) with real-time rate calculations and options for multiple less-than-truckload (LTL) and small package carriers. This provides users the information to assist in carrier selection and manage the cost side of their transportation services.
With PC*MILER|Rates a company’s existing carrier contracts are uploaded directly into the system, 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.
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.