CzarLite® | The Base Rate Standard for Shippers

Shippers choose most widely used LTL base rate in North America

Evaluating multiple carriers for your less-than-truckload (LTL) shipments is like comparing apples to oranges unless you start with a neutral, benchmark rate. CzarLite® and CzarLite® XL from SMC³ are the industry benchmarks for thousands of LTL contracts that account for billions of dollars in managed transportation each year.

Providing unrivaled accuracy and usability, the CzarLite® family of base rates empowers you to:

  • Negotiate your transportation spend using a consistent base rate across carriers, to ensure total pricing visibility
  • Quickly evaluate the impact of carrier rate adjustments, discounts and FAK classifications
  • Manage both traditional classification-based and density-based shipment pricing to adapt to global business standards
  • Streamline LTL rate negotiations by reducing or eliminating the need for ambiguous discount structures
  • Easily access and integrate benchmark rates into your business systems and technology platforms

CzarLite® XL, SMC³’s next generation pricing system, represents the industry’s most advanced benchmark base rate available. CzarLite® XL...

  • Incorporates modern market freight flow patterns and high cost areas, reflecting the most current economic and geographic complexities of North American’s many regions
  • Reflects analysis of 116.8 million freight bills from 33 of the largest LTL carriers, a data set unique to SMC³
  • Is modeled by industry leading data scientists at SMC³, based on more than 80 years of LTL experience

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