Home Safety Apparel Never miss a quote again

Never miss a quote again

Nothing frustrates a broker more than discovering a better-priced quote was left on the table. For every load posted, how many quotes or available trucks go unnoticed?

Besides leaving money on the table, brokers may find that their matchmaking difficulties may also be stunting the growth of their capacity network.

It often goes that you don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone. But brokers today can ensure they never miss a quote.

Parade, the leading capacity management platform for freight brokers, better matches capacity with freight through digital quoting. The booking process has never been faster and easier, and relationships are stronger than ever, as freight can now be paired by carrier preference.

Digital quoting is significantly faster than receiving quotes over the phone or by email. And because it’s digital, every quote is uploaded to one place that’s easy for the entire brokerage to access. It’s also convenient for carriers too. Those who do their load searching after office hours can send quotes on their own time without anticipating a broker’s call while on the road.

“Before Parade, it was almost impossible for freight brokers to know if their team was actually using the lowest price quote,” said Lindsay Watt, Parade’s head of product.

Parade makes it easy to see if reps are taking advantage of every quote and improving margins. Every time the lowest quote wasn’t chosen, Parade’s missed opportunities dashboard allows brokers to generate reports to identify the price and why it wasn’t selected, providing reps the opportunity to explain why they opted for a different quote.

“This is a quick way for teams to close the gap on their quoting and get right to the bottom line,” Watt said, explaining how it helps brokers ask the right questions. “How many quotes did each rep respond to? How much money did they leave on the table? Is this consistent where they’re leaving tens of thousands of dollars on the table?”

What’s more, Parade only shows quotes from carriers that the broker has qualified through RMIS. This allows reps to make faster and smarter decisions when choosing the best carriers for each load, ultimately resulting in the best margins possible.

Click for more FreightWaves content by Jack Glenn.

More from Parade:

Never miss a carrier again

Parade equipping freight brokers with digital blueprint

FreightTech leaders join tier-1 VC in accelerating Parade’s vision for freight

Most Popular

Comment on Washington state agrees to dismiss meal/rest break appeal by Matthew

The state of Washington agreed last week to dismiss an appeal of a decision that found the state’s truck driver meal and rest break...

Comment on Feds drop fraud charges against Celadon trucking executives by Chris

Federal prosecutors on Wednesday dropped a fraud case alleging two former executives at Celadon Group devised a scheme that cost the truckload and logistics...

Levin on Trump raid: ‘Who lost track of these classified documents?’

NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles! Mark Levin, host of "Life, Liberty & Levin" reacted to news of the findings in...

Criminal case against Trump Organization and ex-CFO Weisselberg can proceed, judge rules

A New York judge on Friday set an Oct. 24 trial date for the criminal case against the Trump Organization and its former chief...