Matheson Trucking chooses Transite for contract management system

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Transite Technology — a provider of transportation management solutions, software and services — has been chosen by Matheson Trucking Inc. to supply the core technology in the company’s rate and price management system.

“Matheson went through a very thoughtful and rigorous decision process,” says Geoff Comrie, chief executive officer of Transite, based in Raleigh, N.C. “We are very pleased to have been selected by Matheson as they fully recognize the advanced capabilities our products can bring to their company.”

Transite says its Contract Manager integrates with a carrier’s existing billing and pricing applications to provide real-time customer pricing information and administration; further, as a core function, Contract Manager provides easy management of all pricing contracts. Contract Manager’s user interface is highly optimized to administer tens of thousands of customer pricing agreements, and its architecture allows it to scale to hundreds of thousands of agreements and rating requests, according to the company.

Transite says that in addition to carriers, the rating capabilities in Contract Manager are designed to encompass any rating need across broader transportation management systems used by shippers, brokers and 3PLs, including:

  • All Parcel and LPL pricing (density, dimensions, weight, CWT and MWT), including all UPS, FedEx, DHL and USPS pricing;
  • All less-than-truckload pricing (skid, pup, mileage, geography, etc.);
  • All truckload pricing (mileage, trip and geography);
  • Fuel surcharges that can be configured for automatic updating by customer parameters or by global parameters;
  • All accessorials that are customizable by any type of charge (weight, trip, mile, percentage, unit, etc.); and
  • Easy use via My Freight Portal, a customer’s website, application or audit system.
  • “Particularly with the economy, the carrier market is an increasingly competitive market,” says Laurie Johnson, chief operating officer of Matheson Trucking, based in Sacramento, Calif. “We believe Transite’s contract management technology will not only strengthen our internal business processes, but will enable us to grow our customer base more efficiently while providing new capabilities that customers will soon demand.”