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Freight Carriers: 5 Reasons to Partner With MyCarrier Instead of a 3PL

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If you've discovered this post, chances are that you're looking at switching to a Third Party Logistics (3PL) company. While 3PLs can offer some benefit, there are still common problems with booking through a 3PL for shippers and carriers alike. If you'd like to read more on the benefits of MyCarrier for shippers or problems that everyone experiences with a 3PL, click on the blue links.

Discover 5 reasons for carriers to partner with MyCarrier instead of a 3PL.
 
1. Carriers Keep Their Relationship With Their Customers
MyCarrier connects shippers directly to carriers so carriers can retain full control over their relationship management. MyCarrier simply provides the tools needed to save time, money, and provide new features that carriers and shippers love.
 
2. More Transparency
Carriers get more transparency on the entire shipping management process.
 
3. Better Branding
You control the perception and how your brand is delivered to the customer marketplace. You get to customize how you are perceived to the shipper, just as you would independently. Upload your logo and apply your colors an on-brand look.
 
4. Complete Shipping Information
3PLs often transmit limited information. With MyCarrier, shippers get complete shipment information 6-8 hours earlier than software outside the market (3PL, enterprise, local).
 
5. Cheaper, More Efficient Shipping
Line haul is the largest cost for most shippers. Only having visibility to tonnage makes it harder to allocate equipment to drivers as tonnage doesn't necessarily equal the amount of space that needs to be taken up. Even though trailers can fit many tons, that doesn't mean your weight can fit in only one trailer.
 
If you know complete shipment information (including DIMS) you can better plan shipments for efficiency. Unfortunately, 3PLs don't provide this data. Visibility to complete shipment information can improve efficiency and reduce costs by optimizing your manpower and equipment utilizations. You would be working less frequently on average-based data and instead on direct marketplace data. Better data and planning means freight will get touched less, and less touching means less opportunity for items to be broken.