Given the challenges inherent to today’s supply chain, every player — from trucking companies to brokers — needs every advantage they can get. That is especially true when it comes to drayage rate management imperatives like finding rate information, responding to RFQs and making connections between shippers and carriers.
Envase created DrayMaster to provide a powerful tool, both for brokers and trucking companies, to move more quickly and decisively – and with the best information in hand – in response to such imperatives.
One of the challenges of such a multifaceted rate management product, is that it takes time to get to know everything it can do to help — and no one in the drayage space has time to waste these days. So we thought it would be useful to offer a quick primer on DrayMaster, and on what can be expected from it, both for truckers and for brokers.
For truckers, the following tools bring exceptional value:
1. Rate analyzer
Whether the trucker is invited by a customer or enters the system on his or her own, rate analyzer analyzes and cleans up rates while filling in points that may be missing to produce a complete, digitized rate tariff.
2. Web Connect
This tool allows truckers to send rates to customers through an embedded link – either on their web sites or through a link in their e-mail signatures – which the customer can access 24/7.
3. RFQ Connect
Similar to Web Connect but in reverse, truckers can receive RFQs via a link to a web site or in an e-mail signature.
4. Help with managing FCL rates.
Many truckers are still managing their rates with Excel spreadsheets. This allows them to manage rates for every customer using DrayMaster.
5. Automation of fuel surcharges
DrayMaster has a connection directly to the U.S. Department of Energy, which allows users to automatically update their surcharge rates in concert with the average price of fuel.
Draymaster for Truckers
For brokers, some of the top features include:
1. Instant rate return
By entering the parameters of Point A and Point B, brokers can receive an instant return of rates for requested routes.
2. Bid tool
When brokers need to send out large RFQs, this tool allows them to receive multiple rates, even from the same trucker, without needing any communication with them. This saves brokers the trouble of emailing and calling carriers in the quest for rates and availability.
3. Sell rate tool
By pulling together the rates of multiple truckers at the same time, DrayMaster can logically analyze that information, automating rates to send back to customers.
4. TMS tie-in
DrayMaster can tie into any TMS, which saves users the trouble of a separate implementation or having to jump back and forth between multiple platforms. And if a broker doesn’t have a TMS, Envase has its own and can get the broker set up to use it.
5. Lowering invoice discrepancies
DrayMaster can have carriers list all their known charges up front, which helps ensure that the ultimate invoice is what was actually quoted.
Draymaster for Brokers
DrayMaster was conceived in 2012 but was not actually made available until 2017 because of the time and attention it took to create a tool that could handle all this. And these are just the highlights. To get the full sense of what DrayMaster is really capable of, contact us today to schedule a demo and get the conversation started.