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MARS PC Rating System

Nationwide U.S. and U.S. - Canadian LTL rates

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
MARS rating 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 negotiations. 


Shipment Rating
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.

Speed Sheets
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 500.

Other MARS related products

MARS On-Line
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.
2. 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.