Carrier Logistics Inc. (CLI), a veteran provider of freight management software for less-than-truckload (LTL) fleets, today announced a partnership with SMC³ to provide CLI customers with a new managed EDI infrastructure.

“Despite what some stakeholders believe, EDI is not going away because it is still the preferred communication standard for many shippers,” said Ben Wiesen, president of CLI. “By partnering with SMC³ we are improving our native abilities in EDI by leveraging their expertise in providing managed EDI services. Our customers can now utilize this best-in-class solution to connect with shippers and interline partners.

“Incorporating SMC³ managed EDI services under CLI’s umbrella of end-to-end solutions strengthens the value of this widely used industry standard,” Wiesen continued. “Now, our customers can enjoy better performing EDI connections along with the advanced capabilities we have provided them for decades.”

SMC³’s EDI-managed services provide instant connections for users of CLI’s FACTS freight management software. The EDI infrastructure delivers:

  • Secure communication protocols
  • Faster set-up with shippers, increasing responsiveness to market needs
  • Reliability with 24/7 monitoring
  • Outstanding support and responsiveness

“Driven by the need for a secure, reliable EDI solution, we’re proud to have CLI leverage our decades of expertise to offer their customers an integrated, instant option to effectively communicate across the shipment lifecycle,” said SMC³’s Chief Commercial Officer Brian Thompson. “With this expanded relationship we continue to maximize our combined industry expertise and act as an extension of our partners by providing high-quality support, reliable service, and offering CLI’s customers more valuable solutions.”

Carrier Logistics FACTS™ is the premier solution for meeting the unique transportation and freight management needs of asset-based LTL carriers and the last-mile industry. FACTS include online customer shipping tools, dispatch, and driver management, a superior rate engine, cross-dock management, and a full back-office suite that gives transportation professionals the tools they need to operate cost-effectively while providing improved freight visibility to their customers.