New software for freight brokers analyzes revenues, expenses and bottom line profits in real time; provides a new tool for improving net profits.

Phoenix, AZ, January 3, 2010 —Ahern and Associates, the nation’s leading trucking and logistics management and consulting firm has recently partnered with software company, AMT, Inc. to offer a new freight brokerage software program which combines ease of use and lightning speed to increase bottom line profits.

Introduced as a compliment to their resoundingly successful Financial I.Q. software, this new package focuses on the typical freight brokers’ need to provide an accurate quote to customers in real time while quickly analyzing multiple variables and calculating potential profits.

Ahern’s new software is not only moderately priced, but can also be customized for the individual needs of every user. In less than five seconds and upon entering just two numbers for any load, Ahern’s software accurately analyzes:

* Total revenues, expenses and bottom line profit dollars
* Profit percentage and operating ratios
* Gross margin dollars and gross margin percentage
* All actual costs and provides a detailed listing

In addition, freight brokers will appreciate the fact that they no longer have to rely on utilizing gross margins to determine how much to charge a customer or how much they can afford to pay a carrier for each shipment. Adding to its ease of use, the software presents the data in three forms: flat rates, rates per mile and rates per hundred weight.

Ahern comments on the software’s unique functionality, “Our new freight broker software takes the guesswork out of calculating profits and allows freight brokers to provide customers shipping quotes in real time and in total confidence.”

About Ahern & Associates, Ltd.:

Ahern and Associates is North America’s leading trucking and transportation management consulting firm. The skilled consultants at Ahern and Associates specialize in mergers and acquisitions of trucking and logistics companies as well as the restructuring and evaluation of existing carriers that seek to increase operating efficiency and improve profitability. Since 1987, Ahern and Associates has aided hundreds of buyers in the acquisition of trucking and logistics companies throughout the U.S. and Canada as well as assisting many transportation and logistics companies in reducing their overall operating costs and increasing their profitability. For more information, please call 602-242-1030 or visit

Business contact:
A.W. Ahern

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