A standard rate scale
MARS is nationally
recognized as a fair and reasonable base rate scale, ideally suited
for rate negotiations. Based on 5 digit ZIP Codes, MARS 500
provides LTL rates between all points the continental United
States. The rate scale is tailored to each region of the
country to provide a standard, uniform benchmark level of
rates without any hidden carrier specific adjustments which can be
difficult and costly to find.
That same fair and
reasonable concept is also provided in MARS 510, the international
version, to address the growing business between the United States
and Canada. MARS 510 provides rates based on 3 digit ZIP Codes
in the U.S. and 3 digit Postal Codes in Canada. Both systems
use an identical state-of-the-art user interface.
The choice of professionals
systems are used daily by trucking companies as the main source of
pricing. Shippers use MARS as a base level for negotiations
with all carriers. By asking every carrier to bid using a
single rate scale, shippers no longer have to compare apples to
oranges to find the best rate. Transportation services often
use MARS rating systems for benchmarking purposes and frequently
adopt MARS as the official scale for their clients to use for rate
The rating screen is clean and easy to
read. City names are displayed and servicing terminal, transit
times and a host of other features can be included on custom
built systems. All input needed to rate a U.S. shipment
can be entered using the 10-key pad on a keyboard.
ZIP Code Finder
If you have trouble remembering U.S. ZIP Codes for certain cities, you will appreciate the ZIP Code finder which allows you to quickly find ZIP Codes for over 60,000 cities in the U.S.
The exclusive Profile Editor allows you
to easily manage discounts, class exceptions, and ZIP/Postal Code information
for an unlimited number of accounts or locations.
Save rated shipment information
Shipment rating information can be saved
for every shipment automatically, or manually for certain shipments.
A variety of options allow you to create a shipment data file in
the format you want.
Easily create simple one-section and compact
paper-saving two-section ZIP Code rate sheets. User input information
(ZIP Codes, discounts, page headings, etc.) can be saved to a file for
future use. Use the Speed Sheet module to export single origin ASCII
fixed length, delimited, including CSV (Excel), and print format files. (MARS
510 prints single-section Speed Sheets and files only).
Bill of Lading
Shippers can easily create a bill of lading
detailing carrier, shipper, consignee and billing information, and commodities
being shipped. An unlimited number of shipper and consignee address
and related commodity description lists may be entered and saved.
Download the evaluation edition of MARS
Other MARS related products
MARS rates are also available through our popular MARS On-Line rating system. This is an ideal solution
for both occasional users and those who need access to a number of MARS release dates.
Call (800) 545-7091 Ext. 244 to begin your subscription.
Middlewest Accu-Link Rating System
Middlewest Accu-Link is a server-based rating engine and rate database designed to integrate
with other systems operating on any computing platform or program language. MARS 500 and 510
tariffs are among the many tariffs available for this product.
More information on Accu-Link
Autorate those bills with Master Key
Master Key, a batch rating system, can be used to rate an entire file
of shipment information in seconds. It may be integrated with an
existing system (such as a billing system) and called to perform the rating
function only. You can also use Master Key to re-rate a shipment
using a different rate scale. More information.
More information on Master Key
MWB Web Rater
The Middlewest Web Rater is the perfect solution for those instances
when the rates need to be available to more users than practical by physical
distribution. It can be used on a company-wide Intranet, and customized
versions are available for Internet use.
More information on MWB Web Rater
1. City names are shown for origin and destination.
The profile name identifies discount rate level used. 3.
Can be customized by Middlewest to include your logo.
Find ZIP Codes for over 60,000 cities and towns in the U.S. Just select the point then paste it into an input field with a single click.
The Speed Sheet moduld lets
you export data files as well as print rate sheets by ZIP Code. 1.Destination
ZIP Codes may be entered as ZIP ranges or even state abbreviations. 2.
Include discounts and only the freight classes needed.
Create bills of lading detailing
carrier, shipper, consignee and billing information, and commodities being
shipped. 1. Multiple shipper and consignee
addresses can be set up. 2. Article
descriptions are stored in templates. Individual templates can be
set up for an unlimited number of shippers and consignees. 3.
Print shipping labels without leaving the program.