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Welcome

 Spokes Alliance is a program designed for carriers to deliver the freedom to operate your business independently, yet have the administrative and financial support of a large fleet.

About Us

Associate Carriers

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Spokes Alliance is an extension of Associate Carriers, that has provided the backroom administration and finance for small trucking companies since 1994.

Next Generation

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Spokes Alliance is the next generation of a carrier network, that builds strength from numbers. Members are able to leverage group buying power in order to reduce operating costs.

Technology

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Complete cradle-to-grave information management for the carrier and their clients, drivers, equipment, and third party carriers.

Services

Administration

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Let Spokes Administration handle all your transaction receivables and payables - from invoicing through to credit and collections. 

  • Provides payment direct to your suppliers
  • Provides the tools for members to operate their sales, quotes, and dispatches online
  • Transaction information is passed on to Spokes administration to finish up invoicing, collection and payments
  • Provides the reports for year end tax filing, fuel tax, compliance, and DOT audit

Finance

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Cash flow may be the number one issue for carriers. Spokes CashFlow Finance provides the capital to bridge the A/R to A/P gap.

  • Slow payment from clients means your cash flow is restricted, and you may get behind on payments to suppliers
  • When available, borrowing cam be restricted, costly, and doesn't provide additional value for your operation
  • Use your money to invest in more sales and operating capability
  • Spokes CashFlow Finance takes care of credit, collections, bad debts, as well as the time and nuisance of collection calls, invoicing, matching POD's, etc.

Buyers Group

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Leverage the buying power of our members buying group to reduce your operating costs, while increasing service levels. Spokes is constantly working the marketplace for better product value:

  • Insurance, Captive Insurance, Re-Insurance/Buy downs
  • Health Benefits
  • Fuel 
  • Equipment Purchasing and Leasing 
  • Tires
  • Maintenance 
  • Emergency Road Service


Technology

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Using TMS Technology can automate many manual tasks, while providing complete cradle to grave information management for the carrier as well as their clients, drivers, equipment, and third party suppliers.

  • Book loads on the fly, dispatch, update in-transit tracking information, capture POD signature at delivery, etc.
  • Carrier inputs their payable amount which is passed onto Spokes to manage payments (on the carrier's terms)
  • Independent and private internet based system for each member, accessed by computer or mobile phone 24/7, 365.
  • Prepared Reports for in-transit freight as well as historical information
  • Share loads and/or capacity with other carriers you deem worthy

Compliance

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The Spokes Alliance TMS technology takes the manual labor and guess work out of ensuring your business stays compliant.

  • TMS automatically captures compliance information and compiles it into individual reports
  • Insurance Audits
  • DOT
  • Driver physical timing
  • Equipment maintenance timing


Market Access

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Being a member of the Spokes Alliance means your company has access to additional freight and capacity, as well as the Spokes brokerage network.

  • Access additional freight from the network
  • Access additional equipment from the membership
  • Additional modes of service via the Spokes network
  • Access to Spokes Brokerage network for loads
  • Create your own brokerage arm with existing Spokes TMS
  • Members have access to highway (FTL & LTL), Intermodal, Dedicated Lanes, Domestic US, Canadian and Mexican markets


Spokes is not a factoring program!

But if you compare the costs...

  • Factoring costs anywhere from 3% to 5% for a 30 - 90 day collection period
  • Bad debts are returned
  • Factoring companies do not allow you to leverage the buying power of being a Spokes member
  • Starting at 3.5%, Spokes Alliance offers much more leverage to reduce your overall costs and increase your revenue growth.