PORTLAND, Ore., Jan. 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- DAT Solutions today announced that its carrier onboarding product, DAT Onboarding™, is now integrated with MercuryGate, a transportation management software for carriers, brokers and shippers. That means MercuryGate users can quickly and efficiently bring on new carriers without leaving the MercuryGate application.
With DAT Onboarding, carriers complete an online profile that includes their equipment type, services, geographic preferences, tax information and insurance agent details. Once completed, carriers can visit any broker's site on the DAT Onboarding platform to sign that broker's contract.
"Time is money, especially in freight transportation," said Greg Sikes, DAT Solutions Vice President of Products. "The integration of DAT Onboarding into MercuryGate allows our mutual customers to replace a paper-driven process with one that is far less time consuming, enabling them to quickly onboard carriers and start moving freight."
Todd Bucher, Vice President of Fleet Management for MercuryGate International, agrees. "Our customers are always looking for ways to improve efficiency and minimize errors when onboarding carriers to MercuryGate TMS. DAT Onboarding reduces the resources required and speeds the time to carrier availability for accepting tenders," he said. "Combined with MercuryGate TMS and Carma for carrier management, the onboarding process can be 100 percent hands off. That's a big win for our clients."
MercuryGate is integrated with other DAT Solutions products as well, including DAT Load Boards, DAT RateView™, and DAT CarrierWatch®. DAT Solutions is currently working with other major TMS vendors to integrate DAT Onboarding into their software.
About DAT Solutions
Based in Portland, Ore., DAT Solutions provides actionable information to transportation professionals in North America. It operates the industry's largest network of load boards and is a trusted source of supply and demand trends, rate benchmarking, and capacity planning information. Related services include a comprehensive directory of companies with business history, credit, safety, insurance and company reviews; broker transportation management software; fuel tax, mileage, vehicle licensing, and registration services; mobile resource management; and carrier onboarding.
Founded in 1978, DAT Solutions LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Roper Technologies, a diversified technology company and constituent of the S&P 500, Fortune 1000 and Russell 1000 indices. www.dat.com.
About MercuryGate International
MercuryGate International delivers collaborative, global transportation management solutions for shippers, carriers, brokers, freight forwarders and third party logistics providers enabling them to plan, optimize, execute and settle global transportation movements while providing complete end-to-end control tower visibility and decision support. With MercuryGate's configurable architecture and workflow engine, MercuryGate clients are able to manage parcel, LTL, intermodal and truckload shipments as well as complex multi-leg, ocean, air, and rail movements. Visit MercuryGate at www.mercurygate.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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