Kuebix Emerge Partnership
Earlier this week, Scottsdale, Arizona-based Emerge, a provider of its proprietary Private Freight Marketplace (PFM) and TMS focused on accelerating productivity and increasing visibility for supply chain stakeholders, and Maynard, Mass.-based TMS provider Kuebix announced a partnership.
The key elements of this partnership include the addition of the Emerge marketplace to the Kuebix Community Load Match, which is a single source offering focused on attractive rates and capacity opportunities through the Kuebix carrier base.
The companies said that through this partnership shippers using Kuebix can obtain additional truckload capacity through the Emerge marketplace, coupled with shippers gaining access to contracted rates and the spot market through the same system interface.
“We’re pleased to connect the Kuebix shipping community with Emerge’s massive network of brokers and direct carrier assets,” said Dan Clark, Kuebix founder and President, in a statement.
“Kuebix is uniquely providing our customers access to their contracted rates alongside a digital spot marketplace for additional truckload capacity, all in one convenient system. Now members of the Kuebix community get the best of both worlds to find the most efficient rates and the capacity they require to meet their shipping needs.”
Kuebix and Emerge explained that this partnership is highly beneficial for shippers looking for additional truckload capacity or more rate options by posting a shipment to the Kuebix Community Load Match and then start to receive spot quotes.
And they noted that through this partnership, Emerge’s broker and direct carrier asset connections are now accessible so that shippers can more easily have their freight digitally matched with available assets.
Customers gain access to this capacity without having to onboard each individual carrier and manage separate invoicing with it handled as a one-stop-shop through Emerge and Kuebix, they said,
What’s more, he pointed out that this partnership increases transparency between contracted rates and the truckload spot market all the same system, with Emerge handling all settlements and claims and not requiring the Kuebix user to onboard new carriers when an Emerge rate is booked through Community Load Match.
They also said shippers can now leverage more available truckload capacity without needing to make multiple phone calls search or myriad carrier websites, which aids in lowering total freight costs.
Emerge President Grant Crawford told Logistics Management that Emerge is actively working to partner with like-minded organizations that can complement each other.
“Kuebix is an ideal partner from a cultural, philosophical, and product standpoint,” he said.
“Kuebix customers now have direct access to our Truckload Marketplace via the Kuebix platform. Our Marketplace, which is growing daily, now has more than 22,000 carriers and brokers actively engaged. Shippers are experiencing upwards of 10% savings when utilizing the Emerge Private Freight Marketplace. Existing and future Kuebix users will interface with Emerge directly via their Kuebix connection when searching for Truckload needs…it’s that simple.”
Kuebix is the creator of a transportation management system (TMS) that enables companies to capitalize on supply chain opportunities through control, visibility and the use of predictive analytics. Kuebix is democratizing the rating, booking and tracking of freight with its free TMS, Kuebix Free Shipper, which can be ready to use in minutes. Companies looking for advanced analytics, financial management, and other premium features can upgrade to Kuebix Business Pro and Kuebix Enterprise and then seamlessly add Premier Applications and Integrations in a modular fashion. All Kuebix users can leverage Kuebix Community Load Match, a truckload spot market connecting thousands of shippers with truckload capacity. Kuebix also offers unique Managed Service Programs to shippers looking to partially or fully outsource transportation management.
Emerge is an award-winning technology company based in Scottsdale, Arizona headed up by former heads of FedEx-Freight, UPS Freight, and GlobalTranz. Their Private Freight Marketplace (PFM) allows shippers to use their own carriers and guarantees a reduction in annual freight spend of at least 5% by giving their customers access to direct rates on live capacity.
Combining quoting and tendering, carrier management, real-time tracking, data-driven analytics, streamlined customer billing and the ability to network and connect with new partners, the Emerge PFM increases operational savings and efficiencies throughout the entire process. The cloud-based platform can be implemented in minutes with zero downloads or installs required.