Top 10 Freight Broker Software Programs

If I had a nickel for every time someone asked me about freight broker software I would have a lot of nickels. 🙂  Two of the questions I get all the time include…

1. Do I need freight broker software to run my business?

freight broker softwareAnswer: The short answer is YES.  If you plan on being successful you will definitely need some sort of program to manage your freight brokerage business.  That doesn’t mean you need to go out and buy a $5,000 software program today or ever for that matter. Most people that are successful at launching their freight brokerage realize very early on the value of having an easy to use system for effectively managing their customer’s freight,  invoicing customers and paying carriers.

2. What is the best freight broker software to use?

Answer: That depends upon your specific needs and budget?  From day one of my brokerage we built our own transportation management software so while dozens of companies have tried to sell me their systems over the years I do not currently use any of them so I leave that decision to you. 🙂

The fact of the matter is, freight broker software is way better today than it was when I got started back in 2003.  Today there are literally dozens of options for freight brokers to choose from when it comes to selecting a Transportation Management Software (TMS) that can streamline their operations and improve the overall management of their business.

Most freight brokerage software is designed to allow freight brokers to easily enter loads, source/qualify carriers, dispatch drivers, invoice customers and pay carriers. Like any software, some companies do this better than others and some charge more than others.   My goal in this blog post is to share with you some of the leading providers in the industry based upon my experience over the past 9 years.

Top 10 freight broker software programs! (No particular order)

  1. Load Pilot www.loadpilot.com
  2. Strategy Live www.strategysystems.com
  3. Aljex Software www.aljex.com
  4. ITS Dispatch by Internet Truckstop www.its-dispatch.com
  5. Arc Freight by Arcline www.arcline2000.com
  6. DAT Broker TMS www.dat.com/products/broker-tms
  7. BrokerWare by 3PL Systems www.3plsystems.com
  8. Broker Pro/Plus/Lite by Infinity Software Solutions
  9. Tailwind Systems www.tailwindsys.com/freight-brokerage-software.php
  10. PowerBroker by McLeod Software

As you can see there are a lot of software choices available to you and with each the features and price will vary.  I strongly recommend that you walk before you run when purchasing any type of software, particularly for people that are just getting started in the business.  You can always upgrade your software later to meet the growing needs of your business.  

If you found this article useful please click the Google +1 link at the top left side of this article right above where it says “If I had a nickel”.  This will help others find the information online.

Thanks for visiting and stay tuned for more to come!

Regards,

Dennis Brown
Click here to learn How To Become A Freight Broker in 30 Days or Less!

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11 Responses to Top 10 Freight Broker Software Programs

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  2. Thanks Sharing information to all.

  3. B. Stevens says:

    Thanks for sharing this information. It will help any one looking at becoming a broker or agent.

    • Mike Curdoglo says:

      Hello Steven
      My name is Mike, i am currently running a small trucking company and want to become a freight Broker, can you help with it, just explain to mo step by step what to start from? thank you

  4. D Hayes says:

    Thanks for the info! we are just getting started, we just need to know how to charge the shippers, and how to pay owner opp’s we need all the help we can get thanks H G & A BROKERS.

  5. Edwin Herrera says:

    Thank you Mr. Brown. Very Appreciated.

  6. Sherrie White says:

    Your #1 choice – LoadPilot was a nightmare for us. It appeared to be a 1 man show. Could never call and talk to a live person. They are west coast time only and could not get back with us in a timely manner. Always had to leave a message and the same guy always called back with limited knowledge. He asked us to send emails and stop calling. Would not demo the product, would ask us to watch videos. Out of frustration, he asked if he could just refund our $600.00. We are on to #2 on the list!

    • DennisBrown says:

      Sorry for any issues you had Sherrie. I do not rank them in any order nor do I have any affiliation with any of them. My info is based upon
      personal experience and from the experience of others I know have used them.

  7. Tom Heine says:

    Aljex is a good fit for the bigger brokers. – 5 users and up. It costs more, ($190 a month – minimum)(to way more than that) but it does way more than most systems.

    You get a full-featured TMS, but you also get web portals for your customers, carriers, factors and salesreps. It also has pretty much everything else you would expect, load posting, AP, AR, GL, tracking, EDI, Doc Imaging, Advances, Quickpay, CRM, you name it, its in there.

    And it does amazing things too. For instance, you put in a load, it auto-posts to load boards, then it emails to your carriers that the load is available, lets them bid and accept right from the email. You can even have it where your favorite carriers can just pick off the loads they want from your web site, and it automatically sends them a rate confirmation.

    • DennisBrown says:

      Thanks for the update Tom. Of course you might be a little bias as you work for them I still think your comment could be valuable to others who read this article. Thanks!

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