Digital Freight Matching

What is Digital Freight Matching (DFM)?

The key difference between a load board and a predictive digital freight matching platform is the element of prediction. A load board depends on truckers and customers finding each other, while digital freight matching streamlines the process and connects truckers and customers in real-time.

What are the benefits of Digital Freight Matching?
6 Tips to Build Your Transportation Management System Vendor List & How to Build a Comparison ChartDFM lets shippers directly and almost immediately find drivers with capacity to transport their truckload, partial truckload, and less-than-truckload freight on the right types of trucks on the dates and routes they need.
  • Shippers get competitive and transparent rates upfront and can track in-transit and delivery details, so they always know the status of their shipments.
  • Eliminates the protracted processes and added costs inherent in working through middlemen.
  • Connects providers to ensure that the right entity is moving the right freight to the right place and at the right time.
DFM offers an additional source to shippers seeking to fill capacity while closing the loop for 3PLs, carriers and brokers to simplify the freight brokerage process; even for large shippers with private fleets seeking to sell empty miles.

Digital Freight Matching

How MercuryGate helps you Streamline your DFM
MercuryGate has the largest digital freight matching network in the industry, comprised of shippers, carriers, brokers and 3PLs. The range of this network provides nearly unlimited access to capacity to assist in achieving on-time service goals when there is a shortage of capacity. When capacity in the market is loose, the network provides an ecosystem that enables competitive rating that can result in significant cost savings for shippers. The network also helps capacity providers match their empty equipment with immediate demand to remove unnecessary empty miles throughout the transportation network.
Creating a network of unlimited capacity to support the shipping needs of a company’s customers, and providing its 3PL, carrier and broker networks with an opportunity to sell more loads autonomously on an extended marketplace. MercuryGate DFM provides visibility into capacity with guaranteed rates in a seamless, automated process, while also equipping customers with extensive options for finding capacity at competitive rates to keep products moving and trucks full.
The DFM solution uses embedded analytics that deliver the critical information and insight needed to make the right decision based on MercuryGate’s extensive $65 billion freight network.

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