• Michael Wells

Shipper Product Feature - Shipment Calendar

Maintaining all of your shipment updates can be a full time job, even in a perfect world without missed pickups and late deliveries. The shipment calendar brings all of your shipments updates automatically from all your carriers in a single place, saving you the time and hassle. Read more to discover our shipment calendar and the problems it aims to solve.

What problems does the shipment calendar solve?

It can be frustrating and time consuming to use multiple websites to ship. Shippers have to go to however many different carrier websites they are working with to gather information, and the experience across carrier websites can be vastly different; their tracking information, quality of site maintenance, responsiveness of their website, and the general information the carriers decide to show on their site vary across carrier sites. Not only do these shippers spend time going to several sites for their shipping information, but they also have to spend time navigating the differences in sites like a maze.

If these shippers wanted to see all of their shipments in one place, they'd have to constantly manage different items in their own calendar. Depending on the tracking updates supplied by every single carrier combined with the number of shipments they're doing every day, this would be as time consuming as a full time job. Even with these efforts, there could be an all-too-high chance for shipments to "fall through the cracks" due to human error in managing a calendar, shipments that don't have tracking, missed deliveries, or late pickups.

We see shippers frustrated with issues like these every day. We listened to these problems and designed a solution: a shipment calendar tailored specifically for freight shippers.

What is the shipment calendar?

The shipment calendar is the first thing a shipper sees when they login to MyCarrierTMS. It shows them all of their shipments in one place. They can see the shipment status of all their deliveries for the current month, prior months, as well as upcoming pickups. This way, they are up to date on every single shipment at all times and are receiving tracking updates as they happen in real time. The calendar is filterable, so you can tailor views to your needs. You can filter by:

  • your different locations

  • BOL number

  • PO number

  • PRO number

  • CR number

  • By shipments:

  • That are waiting to be picked up

  • That have been picked up and what their delivery status is

  • That have been delivered

  • That are late, delivered late

  • Where the carrier was not able to supply tracking.

How to get started with the shipment calendar

Anyone with a MyCarrier account can get started with the shipping calendar. The calendar is going to be empty until:

  1. You add a carrier you'll be shipping with

  2. You book a shipment

As soon as you book a shipment, shipments will start appearing on the calendar. Shipments will automatically appear with their tracking statuses.

From here you can tailor your calendar's views to your specific needs with the filters provided.

Don't have an account yet? All of our core features, like the shipment calendar, are free to use. Register your account today at mycarriertms.com.

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