LOGISTICS


TRANSPORTATION SERVICES


$5.5 MILLION

Customer

Iuvo Logistics is a private independent carrier focused on leveraging innovative technology to provide maximum value to its customers. The name says a lot about the company – in Latin, iuvo means “to aid and assist,” and this purpose is central to its corporate values. As a U.S.-based mid-size specialty carrier, Iuvo addresses both domestic and international shipping needs with a fleet of flatbed trailers for the steel industry, rollerbed trailers for the airfreight industry and food-grade dry vans. The company works with each client to deliver quality service at a competitive rate.

My confidence level in the Transporeon solution is very high. Carrier onboarding was straightforward, and we realize new efficiencies in freight assignment, dock scheduling and progress tracking.

Jeffry L. Hicks, Operations Manager
Iuvo Logistics

Challenges

  • For Iuvo Logistics, a technology-driven approach became essential in order to service customer business
  • Shipper companies expect carriers to align and interface with the technologies they use for logistics and resource management
  • One of its largest customers, a Tampa-based steel producer, required Iuvo Logistics to communicate and collaborate via the Transporeon platform

Solution

Iuvo Logistics registered as a carrier on the Transporeon platform to:

  • Accept new shipments
    With thousands of freight orders per month from Iuvo’s steel customer, this cloud-based solution cuts the time required to verify shipments and, with a powerful search function, gives easy access to all data
  • Manage dock scheduling appointments
    The carrier can book its own time slots, which enables efficient preplanning, truck utilization and minimized waiting times
  • Improve processes
    The carrier enjoys many process improvements through better planning and time management, driver progress tracking and easy access to order data

The carrier plans to extend use of the Transporeon platform by creating a direct EDI connection to the existing Iuvo Logistics in-house IT system. The connection will eliminate time-consuming manual processes and data duplication, reducing the risk of human error. It will also streamline all activities so that Iuvo Logistics can provide a faster, more comprehensive service to customers using the Transporeon system.

Results

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FASTER TURNAROUND

As loaders and warehouse staff are prepared and fully informed, scheduled loads can be handled in one hour—contrasted with unscheduled loads or work-ins that are likely to take as much as six hours of the driver’s time.

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TRANSPARENCY

Both carrier and shipper now work off the same page as they share the same data. Any small change to any order is fully visible to all parties, enabling faster, more transparent communication.

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LOSS AVOIDANCE

Iuvo estimates the loss of a freight order at $1,800 per load. If a driver runs behind schedule and misses the next pick up, the results are costly. Transporeon Dock Scheduling keeps everyone on schedule and improves the carrier’s bottom line.