Realizing Savings - Becoming a Simplified Client

Potential freight savings becomes actual savings through a competitive bid of your transportation. A successful bid initiates an implementation process of new lower rates and the Simplified operational and technology processes best suited for your environment. Once your needs have aligned with our services sufficiently to warrant a deeper evaluation of a potential relationship – there is typically a 2 stage process we perform together.

Competitive Bidding of Your Transportation Expenses Freight rates can be complicated. Comparing them can be daunting. Getting them and the myriad of rules and exceptions into a decision making tool can at times be viewed as nearly impossible. For the past 30 years Simplified's team has been helping corporate America competitively bid their freight expenses, reduce their costs and automate not just rates but the entire transportation contract.

As a starting point we provide a unique base LTL tariff – SLS 5000 (a strategic base rate). This tariff is proprietary, market-based, shipper optimized scale of rates that positions you to achieve your process simplification and cost reduction objectives. More details on the tariff here.

Our bid process steps:

  • Create a history file of your past shipments
  • Profile your business and build an electronic bid package
  • Suggest additional carrier bidders in addition to your incumbents and perform bid
  • Present initial results and identify second stage negotiation opportunities
  • Finalize negotiations and determine routing awards with you
  • Calculate run rate cost savings based upon your chosen preferred routings (see Freight Savings Estimate here)
  • Contract and load TrueRate with your carrier contracts, routes and preferences
  • Continue to implementation process (The next step in onboarding with us)
  • An aggressive fuel surcharge schedule
  • FAK based pricing for all movements
  • Minimal assessorial charges
  • Contract based relationship enabling other specific issues to be addressed

Interested or have questions?

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