McLeod releases LTL module

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McLeod Software’s new LTL Module gives carriers more choices when cross docking, and makes it easier to consolidate truckload shipments with partial shipments, the company says.

McLeod Software announced the release of its LTL Module designed for carriers that do partial-shipment consolidation, rather than carriers dedicated to less-than-truckload. Based on J2EE technologies, the module is fully integrated with McLeod’s LoadMaster Enterprise Version 7 product.

The LTL Module provides real-time information through LoadMaster’s Java Message Service, an event driven communications channel. This functionality enhances the accuracy of load tracking, improves the carrier’s ability to allocate revenues to its trucks and raises accuracy when billing to shippers, the company says. In addition, the real-time capability allows company officers to instantaneously see how much revenue each manifest change produces.

The module also allows users to track partial shipments through each leg of the trip and through several stops. Its flexibility and ease in cross docking, adding or dropping orders from an existing manifest, and rerouting stops within a selected manifest improves the efficiency of dispatchers, the company says.

The LTL Module also allows users to plan and communicate accurate information in real-time on a single, customizable dispatch screen.

“Having real-time ability to add orders and change routes within manifests, from one planning screen, rather than forcing dispatchers to jump through several screens, is a major benefit when dispatching loads,” says Matt Cacace, product manager for McLeod Software. Other features within the LTL screen include a quick view of all order information contained in a selected manifest and a filter that displays information by zones, states, locations or ZIP codes.