February 16, 2016 (Dallas, TX)
Transplace, a leading provider of transportation management services and logistics technology, today announced that U-Haul International (Nasdaq: UHAL) has implemented the company's proprietary software-as-a-service (SaaS) transportation management system (TMS) to improve operational efficiencies and effectively manage its U-Box shipments. U-Haul utilizes Transplace's web-based technology and business intelligence (BI) analytics to optimize its U-Box transportation network, view shipments in real-time and reduce overall transportation costs.
U-Haul's U-Box program delivers and transports moving and storage containers that allow customers to load their belongings and schedule pickup of the container for delivery to a new location or storage facility. U-Haul utilizes the Transplace system to take advantage of consolidation and optimization opportunities across its U-Box network, which includes about 50,000 containers shipped between approximately 1,500 U-Haul facilities.
"The U-Box program has grown quickly over the last three years, and with the Transplace TMS solution, now has optimal technology to support real-time visibility and planning, as well as enable consolidation and other optimization opportunities across our entire network," said U-Box Project Manager Chasan Royer at U-Haul in Phoenix. "After a thorough search for a solutions provider, we chose Transplace for its comprehensive logistics technology, reporting capabilities and operational support."
Using real-time network views, U-Haul's U-Box team makes better-informed decisions in order to run its business both competitively and cost-effectively as it continues to grow. Additionally, U-Box takes advantage of Transplace's Freight Allocation Module (FAM), which gives carriers instant visibility to available freight and allow them to quickly and easily bid on loads. By having real-time access to transportation services information, U-Box will be able to quickly and efficiently find, screen and classify transportation carriers with the air-ride equipment necessary for its shipments.
"Transplace's Freight Allocation Module is an extremely useful tool that allows our customers to identify capacity with their preferred transportation partners and determine the lowest cost per load and per lane," said Vincent Chiodo, senior vice president, sales, Transplace. "We are truly excited about the opportunity to partner with U-Haul and deliver our transportation management best practices, end-to-end order visibility and cutting-edge technology via a software-as-a-service model."
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Transplace is a North American non-asset based logistics services provider offering manufacturers, retailers, chemical and consumer packaged goods companies the optimal blend of logistics technology and transportation management services. The company's services and capabilities include Transportation Management Services, Intermodal, Brokerage and SaaS transportation management (TMS) solutions supplemented by supply chain strategy consulting services. The company is recognized among the elite 3PLs for its proven ability to deliver both rapid return on investment and consistent value to a customer base ranging from mid-market shippers to Fortune 500 companies.
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