Ball-park drayage rate quotes that might include only line haul and fuel surcharge are causing a lot of wasted time and activity for everyone in the supply chain.
Brokers, forwarders and intermediaries are often making decisions on partial quotes which means they are guessing at the accessorial charges, extra fees and tolls which makes their accruals, and even the basis for carrier selection inaccurate.
Carriers perform the service, and send invoices with all the additional chassis and port-related charges included, and wait to get paid. When the customer gets the invoice, the finance people push approval of the invoice back to operations because it’s higher than the accrual. Days are lost as communications go back and forth between the three of them. The invoice finally gets approved and then the payable clock starts ticking. The carrier gets paid late, negatively impacting cash flow.
Is there an efficient way to get accurate, all-in quotes upfront without spending more time and effort emailing the world?
That’s where DrayMaster comes in.
DrayMaster is a user-friendly and intuitive online system that allows carriers to provide up-to-date rates in an instant and brokers to access those rates 24/7. Most importantly, DrayMaster provides complete, accurate drayage rate quotes based on all of the known facts of the movement like tolls, chassis charges, port fees, accessorial fees, etc.
Having all-in, accurate drayage rates upfront:
- lets customers understand full costs so they can make good decisions, accrue correctly, and maintain a profit margin
- speeds invoice approvals because they match the accruals
- helps carriers get paid faster
- builds trust and creates a simple and efficient ongoing business relationship between customers and carrier
Whether you’re quoting, booking, or auditing an invoice, you can pull a quote that’s complete and accurate from any computer, 24-hours a day, 365 days a year.