Matt Corby

Matt is transport professional with a 10+ year background in the industry. He has worked with Australia Post before managing a successful regional warehousing and transport company, where he learned about TransVirtual. This considerable logistics experience when matched by a lifelong interest in IT makes him the perfect person to manage TransVirtual’s support team. His daily contact with users gives him a unique and practical view of what’s required to implement and run a successful logistics business using TransVirtual.

Articles by this author

Haggle Like a Boss: The Art of Negotiating Logistics Rates.

by Matt Corby, 20 September 2023

Table of Contents: How to use data, strategy and tactics in order to negotiate logistics rates without compromising customer satisfaction or your bottom line. The greatest victory is that which requires no battle. Successfully negotiating the rates your logistics business will charge your clients is an art that can make...

Switching to a Paperless WMS

by Matt Corby, 6 September 2023

Table of Contents: The Digital Shift: From Paper Trails to Digital Footprints Inside the vast majority of modern warehouses, between the towering shelves and amidst the constant hum of machinery, you’ll find a silent revolution taking place. Once ubiquitous paper trails, those tangible testaments to transactions and transfers, are now...

The Importance of Accurate DIFOT Reporting

by Matt Corby, 16 August 2023

Table of Contents: In the logistics and transportation business, we know every second and every detail matters. That’s why in the dead center of all those numbers and deadlines, one acronym rules over all: DIFOT. Delivered In Full On Time. It’s far more than simple back-of-house jargon – it’s a...

Financial Fusion: Accounting Software and Transport Management System Integration

by Matt Corby, 3 August 2023

Table of Contents: Unleash the power of real-time digital accounting by connecting your Transport Management System to software platforms such as MYOB, XERO and Quickbooks. When you think about it, being able to quickly and seamlessly connect your company’s Transport Management System (TMS) with the power of accounting platforms such...

What’s in it For Me? Unlock efficiency in your business with TMS Software

by Matt Corby, 20 June 2023

Table of contents: Use the power of a Transport Management System (TMS) to unlock efficiency and growth for your business In the fast-paced world of logistics and transportation, businesses are constantly seeking ways to streamline their operations, enhance productivity, and provide exceptional customer service.  That’s where a Transport management system...

Droning On: Are Drones Really a Viable Option for Deliveries?

by Matt Corby, 8 June 2023

Table of Contents: The rapid advance of drone technology is making their use in Australia for delivery logistics increasingly more plausible. The world of logistics and delivery has undergone significant transformations in recent years. One of the most exciting developments on the horizon (pardon the pun) is the use of...

Going Mobile: The Benefits of Mobile Technology in the Mobile World.

by Matt Corby, 22 May 2023

Table of Contents: How mobile devices have empowered delivery drivers and made dispatching and monitoring much more efficient for logistics operators. It’s hard to remember a time when mobile phones weren’t an indispensable part of our lives. The pace of change in mobile phone usage and network technology rollout has...

Fragile Parcel Delivery: Handle With Care.

by Matt Corby, 13 May 2023

Table of Contents: How a logistics software system can help you get fragile items to their destination quickly, efficiently and in one piece. Delivering packages safely and securely is a crucial aspect of logistics. Let’s face it…if you bust it, you’ve failed in your job as a courier! This is...

The History of Cardboard: Thinking Inside the Box.

by Matt Corby, 28 April 2023

Table of Contents: With a history dating back to the mid-19th century, cardboard is a surprisingly versatile material that has been used for everything from transporting silkworms to building cathedrals.  “Cardboard box? You were lucky!” —Monty Python’s Flying Circus, the Four Yorkshiremen sketch.    As a logistics operator, you’ll be...

Going Bush: The Challenges of Rural Mail Delivery

by Matt Corby, 21 April 2023

Table of Contents: Delivering – freight to addresses in rural Australia can potentially be a difficult job, but with access to the correct planning software, you can ensure that the job gets done. “Delivering mail to remote communities is a lifeline service that is critical for rural and regional Australians.”...

Hunter Express: Virtual Transformation

by Matt Corby, 7 April 2023

How an Australian transport company revolutionized its delivery systems and generated double-digit growth in its profit margins by using logistics software from TransVirtual. As a result of upgrading and integrating its freight systems with a Traffic Management System (TMS) created by TransVirtual. Melbourne-based transport company Hunter Express has seen significant...

Delivering Goods To Customers: Stand, deliver and get it right every time.

by Matt Corby, 21 March 2023

Table of Contents: Discover some simple ways to ensure that your delivery systems are professional, efficient, and can cope with foreseen and unforeseen interruptions in the supply chain.  The bottom line for any logistics company is making the delivery: on time, intact, and to everybody’s satisfaction. Sound’s simple doesn’t it?...

Delivery driver training: 4 tips to make it truly great

by Matt Corby, 3 December 2022

One of the most important things to instill during delivery driver training is the importance of the freight they’re delivering.

What is a Freight Broker and when do you need one?

by Matt Corby, 6 June 2022

Your practical guide to freight management. See how to manage freight efficiently, with advice about what a freight broker does.

Third Party Shipping: The Good and The Bad

by Matt Corby, 27 May 2022

Third party shipping is when a business sends their inventory to a separate entity (such as a 3PL) who handles the shipping & distribution.

What is Reverse Logistics

by Matt Corby, 13 May 2022

Here’s your complete guide to reverse logistics. Keep reading to learn the details of the process and find out what the benefits are.

Your Guide to Freight Consolidation Services

by Matt Corby, 10 May 2022

Freight consolidation services are like carpooling for freight. Save time & money by splitting the cost of a load over several shipments.

Shipping Insurance: Everything You Need to Know

by Matt Corby, 19 April 2022

Wondering if shipping insurance is the right choice for your business? We break down the pros and cons so you can make the right decision.

Ultimate Guide to Freight Collect Payment Terms

by Matt Corby, 25 March 2022

It pays to be aware of freight collect and other freight payment terms so you can make the best decision for your business.

Everything You Need to Know About Bills of Lading 

by Matt Corby, 22 March 2022

Bills of Lading are legal documents, and one of the most important and high-stakes aspects of the entire shipping process.

How to use TMS software to increase delivery efficiencies

by Matt Corby, 15 January 2022

Three ways TMS software helps you increase delivery efficiency across your freight, delivery or transport business.

5 Reasons to Automate Your On Forwarder Deliveries

by Matt Corby, 9 August 2021

On forwarder deliveries happen when a delivery company partners with another to make deliveries outside of their normal delivery area.

7 Reasons to Trial Delivery Management Software

by Matt Corby, 29 July 2021

Delivery management software gives you back time and control. With route optimisation, driver tracking, automated invoicing and more.

Everything you need to know about courier software

by Matt Corby, 13 July 2021

Courier software is used to manage the logistics of parcel delivery services. See the benefits and how it can help businesses like yours.

3PL Software: What it is and who should use it?

by Matt Corby, 5 July 2021

3PL software helps businesses manage inventory more accurately, while improving distribution and turnaround times for orders.