Are you manually organizing critical information about each carrier? Do you have the most up-to-date data about insurance coverages and safety records?
No matter what load execution system you use, Carma fully vets your carriers for current insurance coverage, hazmat credentials, safety ratings, and much more.
Beyond mere data management, Carma collects data, approves carriers, analyzes carrier capabilities, and creates alerts when conditions require your attention. The workflow process is configurable too. You can implement and modify your processes as your business grows. Bottom line – Carma automates the details of carrier data management so you can focus on running your business.
- Centrally manage a large carrier database with minimal resources
- Interactively allow carrier self-service updating
- Easily configure and create detailed carrier reports
- Save required carrier documentation securely in a central location
- Control carrier status in your TMS and base carrier selection on audited credentials
Carma for Shippers
Shippers can take advantage of easily accessible carrier data. With consolidated data, you can easily create reports and alerts, even if you use hundreds of companies for moving freight. For example, you can create a report of all your carriers whose insurance will expire in the next 30 days, or show all carriers that offer specialized equipment.
With accurate information about each carrier’s locations, equipment, and preferred lanes, the MercuryGate TMS will have everything it needs to suggest the best carrier for every load you ship. Adding new carriers is quick and easy. Carma steps you through the process and can integrate with outside data sources to load data and keep it current over time.
Carma for Logistics Service Providers
Vet and approve carriers for your brokerage or freight management operations. Using Carma, you can set up a process and define user roles for collecting and evaluating information before releasing carriers for your transportation planning processes. For example, your workflow might require proof of insurance, at least one lane defined, information about equipment, and complete contact information before the carrier’s information can be made available to your TMS.
Spend a lot of time collecting and organizing information about carriers? You’ll especially appreciate Carma. Carriers can share the burden of keeping their information current. Using a web portal, carriers enter critical information about their insurance, equipment, contacts, preferred lanes, and much more. Already have data in a spreadsheet or another application? Easily load it directly to Carma and use the application to interface with external systems like RMIS to consolidate carrier information. You’ll spend less time collecting data and more time using it.
The Carma Interface
The Carma interface uses a file folder metaphor to keep data organized and readily available. On the ‘Summary’ tab, you can see a snapshot of every category of information pertaining to that carrier. There are color codes to let you know at a glance where more information is needed and where it’s complete. Detailed information is organized by subject area is just a mouse click away.
Carma Integration with FreightFriend
Carma has demonstrated its value in providing a comprehensive Carrier Management solution that drives efficiency and reduces costs. FreightFriend has brought a market tested, practical solution to companies of all types seeking to source providers to move freight and to identify carriers’ network lane needs. The benefits of radius search for available carriers and active lanes are integrated with Carma to provide a comprehensive single and efficient solution for carrier management.
The combination of Carma and FreightFriend is in full alignment with MercuryGate TMS functionality to source capacity from the posted available equipment and carrier lanes from Carma. Loads are posted to FreightFriend where a workflow process allows a user to see all available capacity for their open move.