PCS Software, developer of integrated transportation management software products, has added the Rate Report Service to the PCS, Express Transportation Management Systems. PCS says companies using its Transportation Management Systems now will be able to enter a new load into dispatch and immediately see the average industry rate for similar shipments.
The graphical Rate Report Interface will show high, low and average rates over a 12-month line graph. PCS says dispatchers and customer service representatives now will be able to bid on new freight orders quickly and competitively, and the service also will enable carriers and brokers to know what the competition is charging, and help them decide where they want to strategically fall into the marketplace.
PCS says companies simply opt in to share rate data and become part of the average data set; all data is collected completely anonymously with no identifying information and includes only pickup-and-delivery dates, origin and destination cities and states, commodity information and total freight charges.
PCS Software is including this service at no additional charge to companies that use the Express Online Transportation Management System or the Express Client-Server TMS, with a current support agreement.