Nov 25, 2019

Four Things to Consider When Shopping for a TMS

Four things to consider

when shopping for a tms

Finding the right transportation management system is not always easy. Your choice in software can make a drastic change in your shipping operations, especially if you choose the wrong one! The Roadrunner Freight team has compiled four factors to consider when searching for the right transportation management system.


Some transportation management systems have a cost associated with the number of monthly shipment transactions, while others associate cost with different levels of functionality in the software. When evaluating a TMS, make sure that the price point you are exploring offers all of the functionality that you are looking to have!

“Transportation management systems can be so expensive that it often becomes a bottleneck for small to mid-sized shippers. Taking growth to the next level requires technology, but the not all TMS’s are available at an affordable price. This is why we decided to offer RapidShip for free to all of our customers.”
– Frank Hurst, President of Roadrunner Freight

carrier Connectivity

Depending on the size of your business, you may need to connect to hundreds of different carriers and modes of transportation. Make sure that the TMS or level of functionality that the TMS offers still enables you to ship with all of your preferred carriers and will not require an upgraded version in the future.

User Interface

The right TMS should be easy to use for all members of your team, regardless what functions they are involved in. A properly executed TMS will make operations simpler for accounting teams, shipping managers and operations supervisors, so making sure that the interface is easy to use is crucial!

Customer Support

With great technology comes questions, so it’s important to ensure that your TMS has a strong support team ready to help solve obstacles. Your team should be able to easily submit a ticket and get timely responses to questions from the TMS you partner with.



Roadrunner Freight offers customers a free TMS to enable shippers to view quotes for multiple carriers on a single-page view, track shipments via API and make data-driven decisions. Request access by clicking here.