CLI Customers Benefit from New Integration with SMC³’s LTL APIs
Carriers can now book and track freight instantly
Elmsford, New York – January 3, 2023 – Carrier Logistics Inc. (CLI), veteran provider of freight management software for Less-Than-Truckload (LTL) fleets, today announced it has completed development work to fully integrate with LTL APIs from SMC³. The new integration will benefit customers using FACTS freight management software by automating the handling of LTL shipments with other capacity providers.
“The nature of LTL freight transportation involves complex supply chain logistics that our asset-based clients address every day to efficiently move goods for shippers,” said Ben Wiesen, president of CLI. “But those carriers sometimes need to provide services outside the geographical footprint they cover with their own trucks and drivers. When their shippers are looking for a single provider with a one-stop solution, the integration we’ve enabled in our FACTS freight management system with SMC³’s LTL APIs simplifies the selection of a capacity provider with the ability to move a shipment.
“With our integration to SMC³’s LTL APIs we can offer our customers a single-facing solution for overcoming logistics challenges,” Wiesen added. “Through a one-to-many connection with multiple carriers, it extends their ability to move freight efficiently. CLI integrated with SMC³ because it makes doing business easier for the many users of our freight management system.”
Through the seamless integration with FACTS, in near real-time, CLI customers can use the SMC³ LTL APIs solution to connect and communicate with the expansive number of LTL carriers in the SMC³ network to:
- Electronically find carriers with capacity, schedules and equipment that meet their shippers’ needs
- Receive quotes from multiple carriers to find the provider who offers the right mix of cost and service
- Dispatch orders to capacity providers
- Receive automated track and trace updates on in-transit shipments
- View and download digital documents including weight certification, proof of delivery, bills of lading, and other critical shipment information.
“Driven by the requirement for real-time visibility and connectivity, CLI is using our LTL APIs to offer their customers an integrated next-generation solution, with full visibility across the entire shipment lifecycle,” said Brian Thompson, Chief Commercial Officer at SMC³. “With this new opportunity, we are leveraging our combined expertise and trustworthiness in the industry, and extending our relationship with CLI to offer users a winning combination.”
Carrier Logistics FACTS™ is the premier solution for meeting the unique transportation and freight management needs of asset-based LTL carriers and the last mile industry. FACTS includes online customer shipping tools, dispatch and driver management, a superior rate engine, cross dock management, and a full back-office suite that give transportation professionals the tools they need to operate cost-effectively while providing improved freight visibility to their customers.
With its range of transportation technology solutions that integrate seamlessly into current business systems, SMC³ supports customers as they grow, whether they’re dealing with 10 or 10,000 freight movements per day. Shippers and 3PLs use SMC³’s peerless solutions to optimize their freight spend, achieve unrivaled shipment visibility and streamline their transportation planning, saving time and money on their supply chain requirements throughout North America.
About Carrier Logistics Inc.
Carrier Logistics Inc., Elmsford, N.Y., is the pioneer in LTL freight management systems with 50 years of experience providing software that processes and manages the complexities of all aspects needed in a freight management solution. CLI is the premier transportation software provider to LTL, combined LTL and truckload, asset light and non-asset and package delivery in the U.S. and Canada. www.carrierlogistics.com.
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