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SMC³ Signs Top 3PL GlobalTranz as Next-Generation CarrierConnect® Customer

Peachtree City, GA – SMC³ announces that GlobalTranz is the first logistics service provider to integrate the full gamut of enhancements from SMC³’s industry-leading carrier transit and service data product, CarrierConnect® XL 2.0, into its proprietary transportation management system.

With CarrierConnect® XL 2.0, GlobalTranz now offers its customers the ability to receive carrier transit results by estimated calendar date; previously, customers could only see operating times in a simple transit-day format. Its customers also have access to carrier terminal operations schedules and contact information, three years of rolling historical data, and the complete portfolio of services and transit times for more than 300 carriers.

“We are thrilled to announce the integration of SMC³’s CarrierConnect® XL 2.0 into our flagship freight management offering, CarrierRate 2.0. We continue to strive to provide the most comprehensive and complete technology platforms in the industry,” states Chris Scheid, Vice President of Pricing for GlobalTranz. “With end-user capability a top priority, this cooperative effort allows GlobalTranz to continue to lead the way and partner with industry-leading data providers. We are honored to be the first 3PL to bring these new features to market.”

Jack Middleton, CEO of SMC³, said GlobalTranz is helping further establish CarrierConnect® XL 2.0 as a must-have industry product.

“We are very excited to have GlobalTranz demonstrating the valuable enhancements we’ve incorporated into version 2.0 of CarrierConnect® XL. With this new version of the software, we’ve focused on creating the most accurate, all-inclusive transit-time tool in the market, and it’s rewarding to see an industry-leading 3PL like GlobalTranz embrace CarrierConnect® XL,” he said. “The new features allow GlobalTranz customers to react quickly to changes in carrier operations, allowing them to optimize transportation planning.”

About GlobalTranz

Phoenix-based GlobalTranz is a privately held 3PL specializing in freight management services for less-than-truckload, truckload and domestic air/expedited shipping. It also offers supply chain management services. Using its proprietary technology, CommandCenter and CarrierRate, GlobalTranz has created a one-stop-shop for customers and freight agents alike.

About SMC³

SMC³ is the leading provider of data, technology and education as an integrated solution to the freight transportation community. SMC³ delivers its core competency – LTL pricing expertise – through collaborative pricing technology that supports end-to-end, ongoing predictability in shipper/3PL-carrier relationships. Best known for its CzarLite®, Bid$ense® and RateWare® solutions, the company serves more than 5,000 customers throughout North America, including shippers, carriers, logistics service providers and freight-payment companies. The company also partners with leading transportation software developers for complete interoperability.

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