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How to Improve Car Shipping Performance Through Automation

by Kacie LaCombe

The concept of automation can bring to mind the notion of a highly impersonal process. Intended to augment or replace tasks typically carried out by people, incorporating automation into a traditional line business can seem like a cost-cutting measure that eliminates the human touch. 

The auto transport industry has long been driven by personal relationships. But phone calls, paperwork negotiations, and handshakes are no longer the most efficient way of doing business. 

That’s why automation for auto transport shippers can be such a significant and powerful solution to a complicated problem. Not only do automated processes make it easier to arrange, organize, and track documents, drivers, and dispatches, but they also make it easier for people to execute everyday tasks that require personal interactions. 

 

How does automation for auto transport work with Super Dispatch? 

Super Dispatch is a comprehensive auto transport platform that offers a wide range of technical integrations. Rather than requiring shippers to navigate a clumsy series of separate apps or paper-based workflows, Super Dispatch streamlines transportation management through a single, easy-to-use hub.

One of the most powerful automation capabilities of Super Dispatch is its integration with Zapier. An online automation tool that makes it easy for anyone to automate common tasks, Zapier works with a wide range of third-party tools, including Gmail, Salesforce, and Excel.

Zapier automation can connect multiple apps together to perform repetitive tasks.”

The QuickBooks Online Zapier integration with Super Dispatch, for instance, enables you to automatically create invoices and bills as soon as an order has been delivered in the Shipper TMS. 

Going one step further, Zapier automation can connect multiple apps together to perform repetitive tasks. For example, as soon as a signed contract has been received, integrations with DocuSign, Slack, and Google Drive can trigger an automatic message that notifies others that a signature has been received before placing the file in a specific Google Drive folder. 

API technology connects all of your apps and systems for a single source of truth.”

Another automation resource accessible with the Super Dispatch platform is API technology. It’s the buzzword that’s actually worth all the buzz. Similar to Zapier, API technology connects all of your apps and systems for a single source of truth. This integration enables all of your tools to communicate with one another in an effort to automate your many of your workflows and redundant tasks. 

Leveraging an API with your auto transport platform automates manual workflows like load posting, load offers, managing carrier files and payment, and so much more. The result of these streamlined workflows saves you time, increases your productivity, and opens your team up to focus high-impact efforts for your business. 

 

How can automation improve car shipping performance? 

Streamlining labor-intensive workflows with automation can help your company work faster, smarter, and with greater accuracy. Rather than relying on individuals to follow tedious manual work processes, the automatic dissemination and collection of invoices, contracts, and other critical paperwork allow your business to operate efficiently in the background. 

…shippers who take advantage of Super Dispatch and its automation functionality can relieve workers from error-prone tasks in exchange for higher-value work.”

The result is a car-shipping operation that leaves more room to forge human relationships. Combined with the power of an all-in-one platform that provides a transparent view of your day-to-day operations, auto transport shippers who take advantage of Super Dispatch and its automation functionality can relieve workers from error-prone tasks in exchange for higher-value work. 

 

Automation’s goal is not to put an end to the human touch or personal contact points in the auto transport industry, but to improve the quality of the personal interactions that are the most important. This enables auto transport shippers to move faster while building even better relationships across the industry. 

Curious about what automation can do for your business? Sign up here to speak to a specialist about a better Shipper experience with Super Dispatch. 

 

Published on March 18, 2021

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