Dusseldorf, 2014-05-27. Whoever is involved in the transport sector has probably heard: "I have a TimoCom ID. Do you?" It is very common to be able to initiate negotiations. The assigned ID or also the customer number of the freight exchange provider is almost a seal of quality and stands for extensive security. Those who have a freight exchange provider's number will quickly come across reliable business. A reason for this: as market leader among the European freight and vehicle exchanges, TimoCom is strongly committed to security, but also the companies themselves render a great contribution with their own security awareness.
The Dusseldorf-based IT service provider brings together all companies involved in transport with totally different interests. Smahan Dahmani, Country Manager for Benelux, describes the user structure in those countries: "We have customers from trade and industry that tender their freight on our tendering platform TC eBid® as well as freight forwarders that find suitable freight and vehicle space via our freight and vehicle exchange TC Truck&Cargo®. On the other hand, freelance drivers and transport companies enter their freight and vehicle offers in our procurement platforms. All of them have one goal: to do business and have no empty runs, whether it is short-term return loads or payloads or long-term transport business. And of course they all want one thing - that their cargo arrives securely at its destination."
The TimoCom user number works like an advertisement
Before a decision is made regarding transport business in Benelux, the customer number is inquired. "He who has this ID is seen as a good potential customer and transport negotiations are quickly started, independent of the size of the company", says the Country Manager Dahmani.
The FTL Supervisor Carlo Carlisi of Arcese Transport NV explains why the freight exchange provider's users find the ID so important: "With 70 locations, we are active in the transport business in 12 countries. Our focus lies on the daily transport of goods. We have been a satisfied customer of TimoCom for seven years now and thanks to the platform we have access to up to 450,000 international freight and vehicle offers daily. Quality and security is especially importance to us. Through our many years of experience we have established an image of trustworthiness and TimoCom helps us to strengthen this positive image other companies have of us; it also creates the necessary confidence when searching for key account customers in Belgium and abroad."
An equally important role for Andy Verstrepen Shooten, the Managing Director of the Europe-wide freight forwarding Cargoliner Belgium Bvba, is the security concept: "In our business it is essential to contract reliable part load and full load transport services and obtain accurate reports. With TC Truck&Cargo® we feel we are in good hands. This is mainly due to its commitment to security. With the many security measures black sheep do not have a chance neither on the client nor the suppliers' side. And thanks to the new product TC eMap® we can now track vehicles everywhere in Europe. In addition, you can verify in advance the identity of a potential business partner with the service TimoCom Identify."
Sven Geerts, the Managing Director of Transportgroup Corneel Geert's representative office in Belgium, has the same point of view: "We are an international logistics service provider with flexible and short decision making paths, therefore security is very important to us. As soon as we mention our ID, trust is established with our customers - just like a seal of quality. They then know that we are a verified TimoCom customer and their cargo will be duly delivered. As result, we receive many jobs, such as package services, part and full loads as well as special transports and this way avoid countless empty runs."