Hey transportation community, today we have exciting news! Something I’ve been working hard on for the last three months just got done. That is a transportation calculator powered by PC Miler and TruckHub. Truckhub is a TMS that connects shippers and brokers to different modes of domestic transportation. This calculator is completely free and available at https://mileage-calculator.thefreightguru.io. That will help you when you’re on DAT & truckstop, as well as booking loads with brokers & direct shippers. You can calculate miles & Cost per mile. We will dig through that today, and I will show you how it works and how you can add accessorials, directions, and more. That will help everyone regardless of how you approach the transport industry.
In the podcast, we will show an example of how the calculator works. To do that, we will use information from the DAT load board. The example and subsequent calculations were done on 4/23/2021. When accessing the calculator, you will see you do not need to provide any personal information or payment details. However, if you subscribe, you will be the first to see new free widgets that we will be rolling out in the coming months.
I have been working in transport for 17 years. I started doing software five years ago to improve my business. When implementing software, it was always important to me to do things that could be useful not only for me but across the board. With TruckHub, I built a TMS that connects shippers, brokers, and freight forwarders directly to truckers. This mileage calculator is another thing that everyone can use, and that is why I made it so that anyone can access it. The tool allows you to input basic information about the driver and company and get accessorials, mileage, and rate per mile so you can make an informed decision when booking them.
In the podcast, I demonstrate how to use the widget. The demonstration begins at 3:58 in the podcast video. You can use the information provided by the widget to negotiate a better price if the provider you are interested in is charging more than the industry standard cost per mile. Another thing about the widget is it can add accessorial fees, say it was bonded, or you had to pay a fee or a lumper. You could add that and make it a fixed, hourly, or daily rate.
Freight Market Out Of Miami
Under normal circumstances, Miami is not a good trucking market. However, there is more demand than supply across the industry, so it is hard to have backhaul markets even in Miami, which is one traditionally. In the example, we saw a broker looking at an aggressive rate above the standard for leaving Miami.
On top of the previously mentioned features, our widget gives turn-by-turn directions. You can then send these directions to the driver. Doing that eliminates many calculations and is significantly better than using google maps as driving miles are often different from trucking miles. By using our widget, you will get a more accurate calculation of cost per mile. You can use the widget as many times as you want for free.
The Freight Guru
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