Transporeon supports billions of dollars of sourcing transactions for more than 12,000 RFP events each year through its Ticontract transportation procurement platform . How do you secure your piece of this business? Simply set up an account on the Ticontract platform so that shippers can find you. It’s free for carriers and, if you provide a highly detailed profile, shippers are more likely to invite you to participate in suitable RFQs. For example, specify your preferred operational radius, available vehicle types, specializations (such as retail distribution) and more.
Take a look at our recent shipper case studies to discover some of the 1,200 companies that already use Transporeon to manage their transportation needs. To win new business, simply ask that shipper’s logistics department to activate you as a carrier on their platform. Once you have built up your own shipper network, you can bid for any new shipments that are published by these companies.
Time, knowledge and money are central resources today. Transporeon’s services save us a lot of time. We use this time to inform ourselves in the system who is inviting tenders or transport orders via ‘best carrier’. The platform has enabled us to intensify our cooperation with many customers and to grow more strongly than ever before.“
We've succeeded in optimizing our processes. Dispatchers now use their manpower more effectively and with interface solutions we have achieved a time advantage in dispatching. In our operations, our primary advantage is the use of time slot management by our customers. Our vehicle loading times are considerably reduced, enabling us to save costs"
Cut costs and effort
Reduce waiting times
Level the playing field
Easier, faster payment
Manual processes are unsustainable. It takes way too long to use phones, emails, and faxes to negotiate, agree, confirm, control and administer transport orders. It is unavoidable that manual effort increases the risk of something going wrong – for example, someone may forget to log a new price or may enter incorrect or duplicate information. And because you operate in a highly dynamic environment, things constantly change but nobody enjoys going back and updating old Excel files and shipping documents.
Using digital processes reduces costs and effort. You can communicate and collaborate with shipping companies in real time. It’s easier, less stressful, and more flexible, allowing you to engage in more value-adding activities.
Our digital Time Slot Management system allows you to book your preferred loading/unloading times for each shipment. Instead of being greeted by a long line of trucks and on-site traffic congestion, punctual drivers typically experience low waiting times and a fast turnaround. If you deliver to retail distribution centers, Transporeon provides easy booking options for numerous retailers via the Mercareon platform .
With our visibility tools , your drivers can use their smartphone or in-cab telemetric system to issue helpful status messages during each journey "Goods loaded successfully", "Delay due to traffic jam", and "On break".
Each time a shipping company publishes an order on Transporeon’s platforms, every carrier has a fair chance of winning this new business. This is because each carrier is able to see all relevant information at the same time. If your bid is the most suitable according to the shipper’s criteria – which could be your availability, relevant experience, and vehicle type as well as your price – you will win the order.
Digital processes enable easier, faster payment. All the information you need for each completed order is stored in the same, easy-to-access file . This includes the agreed price, details of any extra costs incurred, electronic signatures, photo evidence of shipment damage, and more. All of this gets checked automatically before you generate an invoice , minimizing the risk of billing an incorrect amount. This makes sure you get paid fast!
We now have a better relationship with our shipper customers. There is no longer any discussion over unexpected amounts found on invoices, and the accounting process runs much faster for both sides.”
Our shipper-carrier network contains vast amounts of high-quality data and our smart tools enable deep analysis of this information. What does this mean for you? With “Best Carrier” transport assignment , you will receive requests for bids from your shippers. If you have free transport capacity, you can make offers for additional business, plan your backhauls and minimize empty runs.
Many carriers are paying closer attention to their carbon footprint these days, as good stewardship of the planet is becoming essential to shippers, investors, customers and other stakeholders. When you use Transporeon, you can plan the best routes with FTLs to enhance and prove your environmental credentials.
With data from over 800 carriers across Europe, this report from Smart Freight Centre and Kühne Logistics University explores how carriers can work with stakeholders to create a zero-emission future. A greener future awaits — and Carriers are the key.
Stay up to date with current market trends and subscribe for the Transport Market Monitor, the publication for pricing and capacity developments in European road freight.
1. What are the differences between Transporeon, Mercareon and Ticontract?
2. Do I need a separate account for each platform?
You can collaborate with your shipper or retailer customers using one and the same account.
3. What is the cost to use the Transporeon, Mercareon and Ticontract platforms?
For Transporeon and Mercareon, fees will be invoiced only for transport transactions carried out via the platform. Such transactions may include, but not restricted to, an assigned or accepted transport order, a booked time slot, a set status message, a requested surcharge or an uploaded file. Additional information about modules and prices will be communicated during the registration process.
For Ticontract, usage is currently free of charge for logistics service providers. A monthly fee will be charged for a Carrier Premium Account, which will allow you to gain exclusive insight into calls for bids on our platform.A Carrier Premium Account will alsoincrease your visibility to shippers and give you better opportunities to present your services.
4. How can I register?
5. What do I need to do after registering for the Transporeon platforms?
After the conclusion of the Platform User Agreement, your account is set up. You will receive subsequent additional information on how to access and use the platform via the email address you provided. Transporeon provides online video tutorials and ongoing support in case of any questions.
6. How can I learn how to use the platform?
7. Can I link Transporeon to my in-house system?
If you use an in-house transport management system, you can opt to transfer data from Transporeon to your system.
Your benefits are:
A fee is applicable for the provision and maintenance of a Transporeon interface.
8. Which interfaces does Transporeon offer?
9. Is there a Transporeon app for use on my mobile device?
There is a Transporeon app for Real Time Visibility modules and functionality, which enables real-time status tracking for accelerated, paperless processes. Other functionalities, such as transport assignment and time slot booking, are available through the most commonly used browsers.
For more information, please visit https://www.transporeon.com/en/products/tracking/transport-visibility/
10. How can I gain more business on the Transporeon platform?
11. I already have an account. Why do I have to update my Platform User Agreement?
The Platform User Agreement between Transporeon and a carrier represents a SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) agreement that stipulates the terms and conditions applicable for the usage of the Transporeon platform by the carrier. Updating your Platform User Agreement ensures your readiness to collaborate with new business partners using the latest technologies offered by Transporeon.
12. What are the benefits of working with the Transporeon platforms?
13. How can I pay my invoices?
14. How and when can I get in touch with Transporeon?