For a growing, asset-light operation, All Pro Freight System’s existing dispatch system had become a victim of so many workarounds that employees had developed that it became too customized and much too limited. The management team lacked an accurate way of measuring and monitoring. The business challenges left the burgeoning entity and customer needs in a lurch. Even out-of-route miles were traveling in the wrong direction. The company—which transported all types of freight—needed a client/server environment and an expandable architecture, including multi-tier applications, to place it back on the road to continued success.
Rapid growth necessitated updated technology – a transportation-specific database product to incorporate general business rules. Doing so allows all employees to be on the same page and lets management have the tools to measure and monitor, on-demand, every aspect of the business.
The integrated nature of Trimble’s transportation management software brings new visibility along with greater efficiencies. All Pro uses the extensive reporting functionality in all areas of the company. Drill downs into day-to-day activity and operations give their management greatly improved business oversight. The company uses advanced load brokerage functionality to manage its high-volume, brokered load business, which guides appropriate carrier selection and captures rate, cost and carrier performance in a single system.
Measuring has its advantages. The company’s chief operating officer reports that soon after implementation and the push to manage out-of-route miles, the company reaped the benefits of a 30% drop in OOR miles.
With Trimble, a client/server environment and an expandable architecture, All Pro is on the road to continued growth and success.