• Katherine Perelas

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

Updated: Dec 22, 2020

With MyCarrierTMS, Carriers can enjoy all of the benefits of a 3PL with none of the drawbacks.


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 is still some problems with booking through a 3PL for shippers and carriers alike. If you'd like to read more on the benefits of MyCarrierTMS for shippers or problems that everyone experiences with a 3PL, click on those blue links.


Read more to discover 5 reasons for carriers to partner with MyCarrierTMS instead of a 3PL.


1. Carriers Keep Their Relationship With Their Customers


MyCarrierTMS connects shippers directly to carriers so carriers can retain full control over their relationship management. MyCarrierTMS 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 might only transmit limited information. With MyCarrierTMS, shippers get complete shipment information 6-8 hours earlier than with 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 that your weight can fit in one trailer.


If you know complete shipment information including DIMS you can better plan shipments for efficiency, but 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 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.