Overland Park, Kansas-based Ryan Transportation is a national 3PL firm with supply chain, freight brokerage and transportation management services for the food & beverage, chemical, building materials, construction, packaging and oil and gas industries.
Ryan Transportation is implementing two of Trucker Tools’ principal offerings: Smart Capacity and Load Track.
With Smart Capacity, Ryan Transportation will utilize the platform’s predictive freight-matching processes and workflows for capacity management and visibility to compress the time – and cost – to secure the optimal match of truck to load.
The deployment of Load Track provides Ryan Transportation with a real-time shipment visibility application built on Trucker Tools’ mobile application for drivers. The app uses their smart phone GPS to capture and transmit continually updated location information for trucks and shipments.
“With Smart Capacity, we look to create internal efficiencies that allow our employees to do more in less time,” said Jeff Henderson, senior vice president of operations at Ryan Transportation. “The combination of Load Track and Smart Capacity will provide our customers with better capacity options and the ability to track freight in real time.”
Henderson added that with technology and process improvement advances available with Trucker Tools, Ryan Transportation can function and perform as an asset-based carrier in the customer’s eyes. “But with one great advantage,” he said. “We never run out of equipment like an asset carrier. We have the advantage of thousands of carrier partners who we can quickly share information in real time. This creates tremendous value for our customers on a daily basis.”
Prasad Gollapalli, founder and CEO of Trucker Tools, noted that Ryan Transportation’s decision to engage with Trucker Tools shows the potential for brokers and 3PLs to gain competitive advantages from freight-matching and visibility tools.