Choptank Transport, a third-party logistics company headquartered on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, recently announced the launch of its new customer-interfacing market intelligence platform, ORBIT TI. ORBIT TI is a value-added, free-access benefit for all Choptank Transport shippers, fully integrated with the company’s transportation management system.
“One of the most exciting features of ORBIT TI is the Market Intelligence Center,” said Josh Bergling, Vice President of technology at Choptank. “Protected by a secure user name and password, customers can access many useful data-driven analyses derived from their own shipping history. Here they can review frequently run lanes and see their related market conditions, including tender acceptance, truck-to-load ratios, weather and current diesel prices per gallon.”
ORBIT TI has a capacity utilization metric that runs all possible configurations of a palletized load on a trailer and reveals a customer’s percentage of utilization. The Stop-Arrival time feature gives customers a snapshot of their freight’s arrival times, marking them as early, on-time, or late arrival.
The shipments tab shows customer’s loads in one central location with drill-down features that categorize shipments by upcoming, in transit, at facility and recently delivered. A tracked shipment can be viewed in real-time on an interactive map that also reveals weather conditions along the route and any stops along the way. Relevant shipment documents can be downloaded quickly, such as bills of lading, lumper charges, invoices and delivery receipts..
“Access to real-time information gives our customers the powerful ability to make important logistics decisions without delays or inaccuracies, in ways that save them time and money. Providing this valuable addition to our services helps make our customer’s jobs easier, and that is always the goal,” said Bergling.
About Choptank Transport
Choptank Transport is a full service 3PL or third-party logistics company offering truckload, LTL, reefer or dry, intermodal, cross-docking, container services, trailer pool and more specialized freight services. Check out our service guide. Our corporate headquarters is located in Preston, MD, with additional offices in Baltimore, Tampa, Denver, Dallas, and Atlanta. Choptank serves the United States, Canada, Mexico and other international destinations.