Using Digital Platforms to Connect Demand to Capacity

In today’s tight transportation market, finding carriers to cover loads has become increasingly difficult. Capacity constraints, labor shortages, rising shipping costs and growing shipping volumes are all expected to continue throughout 2022 (and possibly beyond), making traditional approaches to procurement insufficient. Addressing both short-term and long-term capacity needs requires a more modern and strategic approach. Digital freight matching can help overcome these challenges by accessing untapped capacity and connecting carriers with freight.

Brian Work gave his thoughts on how digital freight-matching platforms can help address this need by adding real, sizable capacity to a network and directly connecting carriers and drivers with freight.

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Manage Supply and Demand Swings with a Digital Logistics Platform

Capacity restraints, rising costs and labor shortages continue to plague the logistics industry from initial ordering to shipping through to last mile delivery. Geoff Kelley was recently interviewed by Inbound Logistics for his take on managing swings of supply and demand and how all parties can become more efficient. SPOILER ALERT – the resounding answer for almost all challenges faced by those in logistics is reliance on a digital logistics platform.

Artificial intelligence and automation coupled with an open-source platform enables matching shippers and carriers at scale. Market conditions are changing so rapidly and using the right digital logistics platform can be a game changer for shippers and carriers alike.

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Nolan Transportation Group & Transportation Insight Introduce New Beon Carrier Web & Mobile App

The Next Suite of Applications on the Beon Digital Logistics Platform Improve Carrier Experience with Increased Flexibility and Intelligence for Load Matching, Booking, Tendering and Payment.

ATLANTA – April 5, 2022 – Transportation Insight Holding Company ("TI Holding Company" or "the Company"), a leading provider of non-asset, tech-enabled logistics and brokerage solutions in North America, today announced the rollout of a new carrier web and mobile application. Part of the Beon™ Digital Logistics Platform, the new Beon carrier web and mobile app gives a network of 80,000 carriers direct access to intelligent tools that increase flexibility across carrier operations, from searching loads to modifying payment options.

The web and mobile app provides carriers a direct integration point to Nolan Transportation Group (NTG) & Transportation Insight’s (TI) digital freight and warehousing networks, and access to over $15 billion in transportation spend across small-to-mid-sized (SMB) shippers and Fortune 500 companies. Through Beon Carrier, carriers of any size get more freight, options, intelligence and support, giving them greater control of their assets and operations.

Beon Carrier Features:

  • Search, Submit Bids & Book Loads: The Beon Carrier load board allows users to easily find loads that match their needs, then bid and book with a single click.
  • Post It Now Feature & On-demand Freight Matching: Carriers can post their truck location via the Post It Now feature and leverage intelligent algorithms in real time to match their capacity with the best available options, at the right price. Posting multiple trucks is just as easy while managing all matching results with advanced search and filter functionality.
  • Easy Tender Acceptance: Whether it is dedicated lanes or intelligent freight matching, Beon Carrier lets users easily accept or decline freight tenders or submit a counter offer straight from the tender view.
  • Check Payment Status: Beon Carrier makes it easy to search and view the payment status of all recent loads and offers 24/7 support for any payment inquires.
  • Fast, Flexible Payment Options: Beon Carrier is introducing new payment options with direct deposit, offering 1 Day and 2 Day Pay for carriers with industry-low fees and the flexibility to modify payment terms for individual shipments. Drivers no longer need to deal with the hassle of delays at truck stops to get paid because they receive digital payment on the go.
  • Document Management on the Go: Easily upload documents or photos directly through the Beon Carrier app, allowing shipments and accessorials to be processed in a timely fashion.

“Over the years, our carrier network has been critical to our growth and success as a business,” said Geoff Kelley, President and Chief Operating Officer, TI Holding Company. “We are building tech that scales with our carriers and their needs, giving them the tools and flexibility needed amidst ever-evolving market conditions. Beon Carrier levels the playing field for carriers of all sizes with digital products and tools that work for them, wherever they are.”

“We’ve invested significantly in the design and optimization of our carrier-facing organization, for both people and technology,” said Drew Herpich, Chief Commercial Officer, TI Holding Company. “The most important role we play as a 3PL is making our carriers’ lives easier, while giving them the resources and tools to grow their business. I could not be more excited to see these products in the hands of our carriers and see our people continue to support them as they advance to the next level.”

Beon Carrier replaces the legacy NTGVision portal for carriers.

Additional features and programs will be launched in the coming months, including improved track and trace within the app and carrier loyalty programs.  Learn more about the Beon Carrier web and mobile app here.

To learn more about the Beon Digital Logistics Platform or TI and NTG’s full portfolio of supply chain solutions, visit www.transportationinsight.com and www.ntgfreight.com.

TI Holding Company is a portfolio company of Gryphon Investors, a leading private equity firm focused on profitably growing and competitively enhancing middle-market companies in partnership with experienced management.

About Transportation Insight Holding Company

Transportation Insight Holding Company (TI Holding Company) is the parent company of industry leading 3PL logistics providers Transportation Insight (TI) and Nolan Transportation Group (NTG). TI Holding Company brings over two decades of multi-modal expertise and technology to the logistics industry and ranks amongst North America’s top 10 largest logistics companies. TI Holding Company services more than 14,000 shippers and over 80,000 carriers through its proprietary Beon™ Digital Logistics Platform – a single point of access to TI and NTG’s mode-agnostic network and services from port to porch. The TI Holding Company services and digital product portfolio spans across North America, offering domestic freight and parcel transportation solutions, warehousing, data intelligence, and supply chain consulting. For more information about TI Holding Company, visit www.TIholdco.com.

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TI Releases Free TMS so SME Shippers Can Hook Up to New Network Platform

Transportation Insight (TI), a provider of tech-enabled logistics and brokerage solutions, has unveiled a free transport management system (TMS) aimed at small and mid-sized shippers.

Geoff Kelley, president & COO of TI Holding, said: “This free TMS was built for an underserved market we specialise in, the small- to mid-sized shipper, giving them intelligent technology to better utilise their own carrier network while also tapping into our larger network providing scale and density, with data intelligence to make smarter, more informed decisions, at no cost.”

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Transportation Insight Holding Company releases a new free TMS

Atlanta-based Transportation Insight Holding Company, a provider of non-asset, tech-enabled logistics and brokerage solutions in North America, has released a free transportation management system (TMS).

TI officials said that Beon was built by logistics experts leveraging proprietary technology and advanced machine learning algorithms to match demand to a capacity network of more than 850,000 drivers in real-time and at the right price.

Collectively, the companies’ 2,500 professionals are using Beon to manage more than $15 billion in logistics spend, from the first to the final mile across all modes, including drayage, truckload, less-than-truckload, expedited and parcel.

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Transportation Insight & NTG Introduce Free TMS within Beon Shipper Suite of Applications

Release of Free Multimodal TMS Gives SMBs Intelligent Technology to Better Manage Their Own Carriers While Increasing Flexibility with Direct Access to TI & NTG’s Network, Services and Data.

ATLANTA – March 22, 2022 – Transportation Insight Holding Company (“TI Holding Company” or “the Company”), a leading provider of non-asset, tech-enabled logistics and brokerage solutions in North America, today announced the rollout of a free transportation management system (TMS). Part of the Beon™ digital logistics platform, a free TMS for small-to-mid-sized shippers is available now, and a multimodal enterprise TMS is planned to be released later this year.

Introducing Beon Shipper

Small-to-mid-sized shippers now have access to Transportation Insight (TI) & Nolan Transportation Group’s (NTG) AI-enabled technology, expansive carrier network and expert-led services within a free TMS. This product is the next application available within the Beon™ Shipper suite, helping to simplify the way shippers source capacity and manage shipments. With flexible carrier integration, shippers can onboard their own carriers into the product or use TI & NTG’s network of 80,000 carriers, increasing optionality and flexibility. Shippers can quickly gain control across operations and position themselves to scale more efficiently with easy-to-use feature functionality, including instant quoting, simplified order creation, rate comparison, automated tendering, tracking and financial tools.

The release of the free TMS will be followed by the launch of the multimodal Enterprise version later this year. The Enterprise TMS provides more robust feature functionality allowing shippers of all sizes to manage across modes with advanced automation and AI features, giving shippers visibility and control across the first, middle and final mile.

“TI & NTG have invested heavily in the development of a multimodal TMS as part of our strategic vision and roadmap to create a leading digital logistics platform that achieves our one-touch vision,” said Brian Work, CTO, TI Holding Company. “The 2021 acquisitions of SwanLeap and Platinum Circle Group significantly accelerated our existing technology development pipeline, providing a powerful foundation for the future.”

Launched on March 1, 2022, the Beon digital logistics platform provides shippers and carriers with a single point of access to TI & NTG’s logistics network and services – from port to porch. The Beon Shipper suite offers products and tools that give shippers of all sizes and freight types the ability to operate more efficiently within the supply chain.

More than a tech-only solution, all versions of the TMS are supported by TI & NTG’s team of 2,500 professionals that utilize the platform today to manage over $15 billion in logistics spend, across all modes including, drayage, truckload, less-than-truckload, expedited, final mile and parcel.

“Following the Beon launch, we are introducing new digital solutions designed to meet the needs of specific shipper groups within our portfolio of over 10,000 customers,” said Geoff Kelley, President and COO, TI Holding Company. “This free TMS was built for an underserved market we specialize in, the small-to-mid-sized shipper, giving them intelligent technology to better utilize their own carrier network while also tapping into our larger network providing scale and density, with data and intelligence to make smarter, more informed decisions, at no cost.”

​​​To learn more about the Beon digital logistics platform or TI and NTG’s full portfolio of supply chain solutions, visit www.transportationinsight.com and www.ntgfreight.com.

TI Holding Company is a portfolio company of Gryphon Investors, a leading private equity firm focused on profitably growing and competitively enhancing middle-market companies in partnership with experienced management.

About Transportation Insight Holding Company

Transportation Insight Holding Company (TI Holding Company) is the parent company of industry leading 3PL logistics providers Transportation Insight (TI) and Nolan Transportation Group (NTG). TI Holding Company brings over two decades of multi-modal expertise and technology to the logistics industry and ranks amongst North America’s top 10 largest logistics companies. TI Holding Company services more than 10,000 shippers and over 80,000 carriers through its proprietary Beon™ digital logistics platform – a single point of access to TI and NTG’s mode-agnostic network and services. The TI Holding Company services and digital product portfolio spans across North America, offering domestic freight and parcel transportation solutions, warehousing, data intelligence, and supply chain consulting. For more information about TI Holding Company, visit www.TIholdco.com.

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Reducing Transportation Costs in the Returns Process

US consumers have been on a major shopping spree since the pandemic began in 2020, replacing services with goods as many consumers stayed close to homes due to COVID-19. According to the US Census, total retail sales for 2021 were up 17.9% compared to 2020.

John Haber gave a deep dive into what drives the overall cost in the returns process – with the increase in retail sales has also come a rise in returns.

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Dynamic Pricing for Last-Mile Delivery

The ability to optimize routes utilizing algorithms, artificial intelligence and other technology tools has been around for a while, replacing manual tools such as spreadsheets and, in some cases, nothing at all. Dynamic pricing can soon become a reality for last-mile deliveries. By adding dynamic pricing to dynamic routing, a carrier can reduce costs and save time and provide more accurate pricing based on demand.

As consumers, we already experience dynamic pricing when taking an Uber or Lyft, and it’s also in use by other transportation modes such as ocean freight and trucking. While still limited, it will likely become the norm across all modes of transportation, including last-mile deliveries. Shippers will need to prepare by investing in technology such as a TMS with good business analytics to manage and forecast rates.

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Transportation Insight & NTG Launch Beon™ Digital Logistics Platform

Platform Gives Shippers and Carriers On-demand Access to Multimodal Logistics Network and Services via Single Connection 

ATLANTA – March 1, 2022 – Transportation Insight Holding Company (“TI Holding Company” or “the Company”), a leading provider of non-asset, tech-enabled logistics and brokerage solutions in North America, today announced the launch of its Beon™ digital logistics platform. This platform provides shippers and carriers with a single point of access to Transportation Insight (TI) & Nolan Transportation Group’s (NTG) logistics network and services – from port to porch. ​

“In today’s challenging supply chain environment, shippers and carriers need a technology solution that goes beyond point-to-point and single-mode transportation,” said Ken Beyer, CEO, TI Holding Company. “Beon provides businesses of all sizes and freight types with the modern tools they need to thrive in the new supply chain.”​

Beon was built by logistics experts leveraging proprietary technology and advanced machine learning algorithms to match demand to a capacity network of over 850,000 drivers in real-time, at the right price. TI & NTG’s combined team of 2,500 professionals utilize the platform today to manage over $15 billion in logistics spend, from the first to the final mile across all modes, including drayage, truckload, less-than-truckload, expedited and parcel. Beon now gives shippers and carriers direct access to TI & NTG’s digital freight, parcel, and warehousing networks via API, web and mobile applications.​

“The modern technology and data science we’ve leveraged internally across TI and NTG has catapulted our business forward,” said Brian Work, CTO, TI Holding Company. “Our team of logistics experts rely on Beon today to manage and execute millions of transactions on behalf of our customers. By extending our proprietary technology directly to shippers and carriers, they can leverage our scale and data intelligence to grow their business on a proven platform.”

Geoff Kelley, President and COO, TI Holding Company, added, “Beon is not just another stand-alone software solution that single-mindedly matches freight based on algorithms. It is the result of a deliberate strategy and the significant investments we’ve made to acquire and build the best technology and data products, integrated with expert-led services, required to solve complex supply chain issues from port to porch.” ​

​To learn more about the Beon digital logistics platform or TI and NTG’s full portfolio of supply chain solutions, visit www.transportationinsight.com and www.ntgfreight.com.

TI Holding Company is a portfolio company of Gryphon Investors, a leading private equity firm focused on profitably growing and competitively enhancing middle-market companies in partnership with experienced management.​

About Transportation Insight Holding Company

Transportation Insight Holding Company (TI Holding Company) is the parent company of industry leading 3PL logistics providers Transportation Insight (TI) and Nolan Transportation Group (NTG). TI Holding Company brings over two decades of multi-modal expertise and technology to the logistics industry and ranks amongst North America’s top 10 largest logistics companies. TI Holding Company services more than 10,000 shippers and over 80,000 carriers through its proprietary Beon™ digital logistics platform – a single point of access to TI and NTG’s mode-agnostic network and services. The TI Holding Company services and digital product portfolio spans across North America, offering domestic freight and parcel transportation solutions, warehousing, data intelligence, and supply chain consulting.

Ryan Rogers, TI Holding Company, 770-373-0480, ryan.rogers@t-insight.com

Operationalizing AI Through Intelligent Data

Digital technology in the supply chain, such as artificial intelligence and machine learning, supports end-to-end decision-making, and visibility into both network-wide supply-demand information and operational level response. These technologies run on data, which makes timely and accurate data collection, validation, management and analysis fundamental to advancing digital optimization strategies. 

AI and other emerging technologies are rapidly transforming the future of supply chain. But only those who can capitalize on AI will come out ahead. 

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