TopNews Expands Services

July 23, 2003

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By expanding its business-to-business freight and logistics solution to include less-than-container ocean transport services, ( now offers a comprehensive, automated freight web site.

The company's customers are able to obtain accurate quotes online as well as all necessary customs documentation and insurance to move goods, whether they have a small package going to a nearby town, or pallets going overseas.
"Ocean container is the best service option for significant savings on international shipments, provided it's not time-sensitive," said Joseph Whelan, chief operating and finance officer. "This addition completes our agenda to provide a one-stop resource for all modes of transportation."
Ocean services will complement the state-of-the-art web tools already in use: less-than-truckload, truckload, domestic and international air freight, intermodal, local cartage, household goods and small expedited parcel.
Once the shipper establishes an account, he enters details -- including origin, destination, weight and class (or dimensions). The system returns with all the options available and allows carrier selection and scheduling. The site further simplifies shipping by providing automated freight documents, consolidated billing, and online record keeping.
Founded in August of 1998, provides a one-stop source to rate, schedule and track all types of freight, comparing numerous carriers in seconds. has relationships with a broad range of national and regional carriers representing 350,000 tractors and trailers serving the United States, Canada, Mexico and 80 international destinations worldwide.
The site was named among the "Best of the Web" in Forbes magazine and listed on Entrepreneur magazine's Hot 100 two years running.
For more information, call (888) 595-6298.

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