Explore just a few of the really exciting AscendTMS features below & join thousands of freight brokers / 3PL's that use AscendTMS every day to manage their logistics operations. There are no installs, no downloads, no setup time, no contracts, no credit cards requested, no demos to see, and no salesperson is ever going to call you. Just establish your free AscendTMS account - and launch!
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We GUARANTEE you’ll increase your profits and reduce costs - or you won’t ever pay a single penny. NO OTHER TMS VENDOR WILL OFFER YOU THAT PROMISE. AscendTMS lives by it. Today, thousands of companies use AscendTMS for their total logistics and operations management. Why? Because there are no upfront fees, no license fees, no training fees, no support fees, no add-on module fees, no IT staff needed, no hardware needs, and no long-term contracts. You get a real enterprise level TMS system, just like the big guys, in under 14 seconds flat (we timed it – just watch the video to the left). Welcome to the AscendTMS family!
We know what you're thinking, "Load Management, what TMS doesn't have Load Management?". We know, we know. However, AscendTMS displays your loads in a fashion that allows you to manage your day-to-day business with ease. In addition to displaying your loads in an easy-to-read format, the load management screens also contain a summary of the load financials at the bottom. Now, you can clearly see how well your business or department is doing at a glance. True manageability, now that's something to talk about.
Either use the comprehensive accounting features already built into AscendTMS or integrate your favorite accounting package. If you decide to let AscendTMS manage all of your daily accounting needs, then we provide all of the tools you need, such as invoicing, settlements, accounts receivable, accounts payable, customer statements, profit & loss reports, and financial exporting to Excel. Better still, we made it EASY to understand and manage all of your accounting functions. For those of you with 3rd party accounting software, we have the tools to inegrate with them. The bottom line is that managing your accounting with AscendTMS is EASY.
Using simple “If this, then that” rules you can automatically update loads - and notify people - when something happens in AscendTMS or when changes are made to a load. No coding is ever needed. For example, if one of your team marks a truck as “running late”, then YOU decide what the load status should automatically change to and who to notify. Or, if a load has a claim recorded, YOU decide what internal process should start and who on your team should be involved and notified. Today, manual processes are OUT. Automation is IN. AscendTMS delivers.
AscendSmartTender takes the load tenders that your customers are already emailing you every day, and electronically converts them to fully built loads in your AscendTMS account. THIS MEANS YOU’LL NEVER NEED TO MANUALLY ENTER ANOTHER LOAD AGAIN! Imagine not having to hand type the same information over and over again to build your loads. Think about the time saved on a daily basis. Not to mention the margin of error decreases to almost zero because AscendSmartTender reads all of that information for you digitally - fully eliminating all human error!
Let's get down to business, shall we? Why do most people use a TMS? It's to help manage their business or department, right? AscendTMS is designed to do just that. With Load Financials, you can add your Income/Budget and Expenses to a load, monitor your Profit and Losses over the course of time and see if a load has been paid or settled. In addition, you can export your financials to your accounting system. With Load Financials, you will never have to guess how well your business is doing ever again.
AscendTMS instantly connects you to ANY driver (your driver or any 3rd party) for instant cab dispatch, tracking, and POD document retrieval - 100% of the time - guaranteed. How? We’ve got THE deepest and most seamless integration to Transflo, the world’s largest digital supply chain solution provider for driver, cab, fleet, freight broker & shipper connections. Over 1.9 million drivers have downloaded the app and over 500,000 use it daily. Transflo moves over 800 million documents from drivers to carriers, brokers and shippers annually. Let AscendTMS show you what pure digital freight feels like!
That’s right! Direct Wholesale Pricing. No Brokers. No Rebills. WOW! AscendTMS has pooled all 47,000+ AscendTMS companies as one “group” with ALL the major national carriers. Today, you probably go through an LTL broker (online), who add another 20% to 30% to the shipment. NOT with AscendTMS. With us, you get direct wholesale prices. And, we’ve negotiated NO NASTY REBILLS after the shipment (so you don’t need to know that stupid “freight class” anymore). Our amazing LTL tech partner is the world renowned uShip. They even provide live human help if you need ANYTHING before, during or after your shipment. To use this amazing LTL service, just select “LTL” in AscendTMS and then quote, book, and bill. It’ll blow your mind.
AscendTMS fully onboards new carriers FOR you (digitally), we also score them for you (from other brokers and shippers' past experiences when using them), we get the certificate of insurance for you, AND, we even provide LIVE ongoing monitoring of the carriers ratings for you so you can use them again (or not!) with confidence. It’s all done with our fully built-in integration with MyCarrierPackets (MCP) AND AscendTMS’ own (and totally FREE) Carrier Verification & Qualification system. It’s MIND BLOWING!
Yes, Yes, Yes, and Yes. AscendTMS has the power you need to manage the most complex loads or customer requests - no matter your size. Whether you move 1 load a week or 1,000 loads a week, AscendTMS gives you the tools you need to easily manage EVERYTHING. Things change quickly in trucking and logistics, so we give you the right tools to manage your loads from ANY place on earth that you happen to be. No special software is needed. Just an Internet connection and your AscendTMS account.
Question: Who was your most profitable customer, in Ohio, on Tuesday the 15th of July, where the sales guy was David, and the dispatcher was Mary? Come on - give us a HARD thing to report on, LOL. That's way too easy. While other TMS systems make you jump through hoops to report on what you really need (or want) to know, with AscendTMS if you can dream it, we can report on it. Just enter ANY items you want to report on and in under a second we get you the results in both summary and detailed formats. It's both powerful and easy!
You know those stupid carrier portals that carriers HATE in order to update your loads or submit POD’s? Well, the AscendTMS portal is LOVED by carriers and you’ll get 100% of your carriers to use it. Why? Because it comes with a few amazing carrier benefits. Carriers log into just ONE portal with AscendTMS and can manage all their loads from ALL AscendTMS shippers, 3PL’s and brokers in one single place. Carriers can accept / reject your tenders, update your loads, submit paperwork, and your AscendTMS account is updated instantly. The AscendTMS carrier portal is simply AMAZING.
If you need to cover a load - you need to cover it NOW. Yes, you can always post your load in AscendTMS to over 50 load boards and matching services, but sometimes you don't want to wait for those inbound calls. Sometimes, YOU want to be the one reaching out to the carrier - and getting that available truck before somebody else does – with Lane Certainty™. Well - THAT is exactly what CarrierLists does for you. If you need carriers for your loads let CarrierLists source them for you – it’ll BLOW YOUR MIND!
Want to see previously “invisible” trucks just feet away from your available load(s)? You can access the 700,000 drivers using the Trucker Tools app on their phones, which pinpoints every driver around your available load – with many just a few feet away. Who best to call than a driver, with the right equipment, just down the street from your load! And, if you have a Smart Capacity account, then automatic breadcrumb tracking starts the moment you cover ANY load in AscendTMS. Now that’s SMART (Capacity).
No matter which of the 65 ELD or telematics providers your carrier's choose - we connect to them all. You'll be able to see where your freight is in real-time (both your own assets and any 3rd party trucks), get ETA's, driver speed, hard braking, hours of service left, and even set geo-fencing alerts if a driver goes AWOL on you. And, if you have assets, you can even run multiple varieties of telematics devices in each truck, trailer, or container and you can connect them all to your AscendTMS account in just seconds.
Some businesses need the ability to provide different visibility for a Branch Office, Department, Sales Agent or User Group. With AscendTMS, you are able to manage a user's visibility into the system with our Branch/Department Management and User Grouping feature. Users only see the information that they need to in order to perform their work duties. So, if your business needs the ability to customize user groupings, then our Branch/Department feature is for you.
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Up until now, only HUGE brokers, 3PL’s and carriers could offer truly managed logistics services to shippers. But, you’re in luck. When YOU use AscendTMS you immediately have technology that let’s you go to any shipper and offer them a true managed services logistics experience. This means that your team and theirs will meld into one harmonious logistics team, working for the same goals, and controlling ALL the freight they move, together in one TMS system. Only AscendTMS can offer you this amazing technology with minimal effort by you or your customer. You’ll quickly become a managed services LEADER with AscendTMS.
Are you sick of your team doing things wrong and then trying to cover their tracks? Do mistakes cost you money? Well, AscendTMS has the solution; the Accountability Log. AscendTMS will tell you who changed a load, the date and time they did it, and exactly what they changed things from or to. Every single change to a load is recorded for you in real-time, along with a detailed timeline of those changes. The Accountability Log means your staff can't hide and can't lie to hide their mistakes. And, more accountability means greater profits and lower costs for you.
You get the most powerful commissions management and branch revenue split tool you have ever seen. AscendTMS allows you to incentivize ANY staff member with commissions (both percentages or flat pay) for activity they perform. Your managers can even control all commission approvals and override commissions on a load by load basis. And, your staff can even see their own personal real-time paid, approved, and forecast commissions inside AscendTMS without ever having to ask you.
Decide which users see what items - and who has access to sensitive materials such as accounting screens and profit reports. Better still, we have simplified the process so you can quickly see what users have what roles with a quick glance. You can also combine branch, department, location, or agency user access with particular user roles to further narrow what users see. Restricting or expanding specific user access to a particular role (or roles) gives you more confidence in your team - and minimizes user mistakes.
Scan paperwork or have POD's texted to you from drivers on the road (and we even append them to the right load within your AscendTMS account for you). No other TMS can do this. We even let you manage your company documents (like your contracts, customer packets, carrier packets, credit applications, driver paperwork etc.). Any scanned, imported or texted document can be viewed, tagged, searched, downloaded, printed, or emailed from AscendTMS. Documents can also be attached to your loads, customers, carriers and locations for easy access.
Free GPS load tracking? Yes, we have that - and it is built right into AscendTMS (or you can use it as a standalone service – SEE HERE) . Would you like to pin-point the exact location of a driver by just using their cell phone's GPS? The AscendTracker feature sends them a special text message and we simply grab their location and the status of the load for you. The driver can also respond from his phone with the real-time status of the load with one press. NO APPS NEEDED - just our special text message! You can also use this feature to send any other instructions to a driver via standard text message. Yes, we know, it's pretty amazing, right? Click Here for see the Overview.
And, if you want to use AscendTracker as a standalone service – SEE HERE.
Do you have loads or trucks to post? With AscendTMS you can post to up to 53 load boards, including DAT, Getloaded, Truckstop.com, PostEverywhere, 123Loadboard.com, NextLOAD, C4, and Trucker Path, all with one click. Post, un-post and monitor a single load or a group of loads with ease. Save time, save money, and move more loads by posting to 53 load boards at once. Let AscendTMS do all the hard work for you while you keep the freight moving! (Subscriptions to load board services may be required.)
Do you ever need extra staff fast – either short term or long term? Do you want to pay 70% less than a local hire? Do you want them to be college educated, speak English and Spanish fluently, already know logistics, and require little to no training? Well, it’s good that you chose AscendTMS, then. We’ve partnered with Hubtek and Lean Stafffing Solutions, the premier near-shore outsourced staffing solutions for the logistics industry. You get on-demand logistics experts that are already familiar with AscendTMS. It’s pretty amazing.
Do you want a free truckload rate index? Do you want to know current line-haul rates for any lane (including low, median, high and average RPM's)? Well, AscendAccuRate is a real-time rate index right at your fingertips. Simply provide AscendAccuRate with the pickup and drop-off locations and presto, you will see average truckload rates for that lane pairing compiled from hundreds of thousands of real loads! (Did you figure out how we came up the snappy name yet?) Use our valuable insight on real-time market rates so you can stay on top of the ever changing market.
If you're a broker that has your own trucks, our free asset management features will help your business get organized. Manage assets like Power Units, Trailers, Containers and Drivers with ease. AscendTMS also handles driver pay and settlement, IFTA tax reporting, and provides you with the unique flexibility of assigning your own asset (or a 3rd party carrier) to any of your loads - and manage them all from one simple screen. You can even text or track your drivers, too. With AscendTMS, you are in control of everything. You are the king (or queen) of the world!
Stop paying hundreds (or thousands) per month for expensive truck mileage and routing software. AscendTMS includes real truck mileage routes for both our Basic and Premium users – and it will never cost you a single penny. Our included true truck miles will save you both time and money - and it lets you ditch your old (and expensive) stand-alone mileage software. Why pay for separate truck mileage software when AscendTMS has it built right in for you? Do you need route optimization, ETA's based on weather or traffic conditions, etc? Click here to learn how.
Get amazing real-time freight insights for free in AscendTMS, free from our close friends at FourKites. You can see everything from current border crossing times, port congestion alerts, daily freight flows from state to state, pickup and delivery dwell time trends, and much more on one single AscendTMS screen. Better still, all this data is totally FREE for both Basic and Premium AscendTMS users from the leader in freight visibility, FourKites. Remember, knowledge is power!
AscendTMS gives you the tools to completely refute and deny non-legitimate cargo claims with "picture perfect" proof. How do we do it? The driver just takes a quick picture of the cargo at the pickup location and at the delivery location, and texts it to AscendTMS. We will automatically attach the cargo image(s) to the correct load for you. If a claim comes in, you have picture proof of no claim caused by you (with the date and time stamp) - or to minimize the amount of a valid claim. AscendTMS even handles claim forms and claim paperwork. Never pay an invalid claim again!
Want to see how your operation is doing at a glance? Well, the AscendTMS dashboard displays the key information about your business in a simple to read layout. With items like Financial Quick Look, Load Volumes and National Rate and Fuel trends, the Dashboard will surely be a key component for you to help keep your thumb on the pulse of your business.
What is one of the most important things in logistics? Communication. AscendTMS has several features to help you improve your communications, both inside and outside your company. Some of these features include: Two Way Texting - Send a text message to a driver (or to any cell phone) and receive their text replies directly back into your TMS. Instant Messaging - Send and receive instant messages to other members of your company and see their availablity. Document Management - Upload commonly used documents such as Carrier/Customer Setup Packets, Certificate of Insurance Requests, etc. and email them to anyone you desire.
Imagine one place to go where you can search for any load, customer, carrier, reference number, MC number, DOT number, or location within your AscendTMS account and find it in seconds. No more fumbling around in different screens to find something. One place - done! Also, from here you can setup new customers, carriers or drivers with one click, get free real-time credit checks, perform fast carrier onboarding with just an DOT / MC number, do carrier & driver verification and qualification, and get real-time fraud warnings. The AscendTMS Universal Search feature is powerful - and lightning fast.
EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) is built right into AscendTMS. We'll connect you electronically to ANY trading partner (shipper, carrier or broker) so you can send and receive load tenders, invoices, and completely eliminate all paper by using standard EDI communications. EDI is often a requirement if you want to do business with larger companies because it is fast, efficient, and error free. And, because we have our own EDI team and our own dedicated EDI servers, you pay 80% less than with any other EDI provider.
AscendTMS is customizable from day one - and we'll even write your custom code requests for free. First, we allow you to change key elements in the system to suit your needs; Don't use a certain truck type? Change it! Prefer to use a new Load Status? Add it! Want your departments or branches to work together? Sync them! Then, if you want a truly custom feature written, or you have a neat new idea for us, we will write the code for you, for free, as long as the entire AscendTMS user community benefits. Welcome to the AscendTMS family!
Never load a bad carrier or bad driver again. Built into AscendTMS is a full carrier verification, carrier qualification, and fraud detection system. Simply enter the carriers MC or DOT number and we do the rest. You can even setup a brand new carrier with just one click. Better still, you can conduct real-time fraud detection and carrier qualification every time you add one of your existing carriers or drivers to one of your loads. Never pick a bad carrier or bad driver again by making good selection decisions. It's all built into AscendTMS.
DAT and Truckstop.com load searching and truck matching integration is included in your AscendTMS account. With a click of a button, AscendTMS matches your "to be empty" truck(s) to DAT and Truckstop.com's available loads, and gives you the full load details, the company, contact details, credit score, days to pay, and much more. Or, use DAT and Truckstop.com to gauge if a particular market or lane is tight or loose, and see where the current DAT and Truckstop.com spot market pricing is. Just enter your DAT and Truckstop.com credentials in AscendTMS, and DAT and Truckstop.com will do the rest for you without even leaving your TMS.
AscendTMS subscribers get access to over 17,000 direct shippers and over 8,000 freight brokers and freight forwarders in every US state and every Canadian province. We collated the data from thousands of public records, paid database services, and commercial database vendors like D&B and Hoovers (we don’t ever use shipper data from within AscendTMS, which is yours, secured, protected and totally private to you). Our powerful Shipper Directory gets you the latest shipper contact information, including company names, phone numbers, addresses, and even the most recent credit ratings which are updated nightly. It's a powerful free sales tool right at your finger tips to increase your sales.
Did you know there are around 140 factoring companies in the USA and Canada? Well, no matter who you choose to work with for funding, AscendTMS connects you to them all, INSTANTLY. We're the only TMS in the world that can provide real-time instant connectivity for real-time funding, payment and settlement with NO integration needed. Better still, we provide funding connectivity for both asset based carriers AND for freight brokers / 3PL's. So, if you want your cash 60 minutes after your load delivered, AscendTMS is the only game in town.
[Factors, click HERE to learn about 100% digital payment and settlement via the TriumphPay Payments Network.]
That's right, AscendTMS gives freight brokers and freight forwarders your own online payment portal. Your drivers and carriers can get paid with ACH, bank wire, COMcheck, T-Check, money code, fuel card deposit, or paper check. You can even offer Quick Pay for a fee. Our payment portal is run by Triumph Bancorp, an FDIC chartered bank, and it allows you to pay ANY carrier or driver in any form they want. And, no more drivers calling you to chase money. And, no more factoring companies calling to verify loads. Now, that's cool!
North America, Europe, Asia, no matter what continent your on AscendTMS is made to work for you. Choose your local currency and start managing your business today. All of the features in AscendTMS such as location search and Automatic Route Review are available to you as well. Go ahead, give us a try! For this we say grazie, obrigado, gracias, arigato and thank you.
AscendTMS is already integrated with many leading logistics service providers - from load boards, financial institutions, factoring companies, GPS tracking services, communication providers, and others.
Every other TMS vendor you talk to will charge you for training. AscendTMS doesn’t – and we never will. Our LIVE training sessions and our friendly LIVE training team are available ANY TIME YOU NEED THEM. You will never get a training bill from us - ever. If you or your team need training – or even re-training - we are always here for you. Better still, every feature has an in-depth training video to show you, step by step, on how to get started - and how to use AscendTMS to its potential. It’s probably why AscendTMS is rated as the world’s #1 TMS software.
There’ll be times when you need technical support from your TMS provider and you just want to talk to a live human being. So, you’ll be pleased to know that real live (and friendly) humans work at AscendTMS to answer ANY question you have (well, except for the meaning of life…we are still working on the answer to that one 😊). You get an actual phone number to call so you can speak to us whenever you want to. Isn’t that refreshing! Every other TMS vendor you talk to will charge you for your support calls. AscendTMS doesn’t – and we never will.
Please Note: InMotion Global or AscendTMS are NOT affiliated or owned by a freight brokerage, 3PL, carrier, shipper or other freight management company. Therefore, there isn't a conflict of interest or hidden agenda unlike some other TMS providers you may have encountered. With AscendTMS, you receive an outstanding TMS and logistics software system built with your business in mind.