Transfix has launched an online load booking and rate negotiation platform for carriers, allowing truckers and carriers to find desirable loads and book them instantly, or expedite negotiating a rate.
The new features allow carriers to accept and book a load, or counter offer to negotiate a higher rate from a mobile phone, tablet or laptop through the Transfix website. This can reduce deadhead miles, wait times, and time spent searching for and negotiating a load, according to Transfix.
"The traditional process of finding, negotiating and booking loads is extremely time-consuming and frustrating for carriers and there's little transparency built into the process," said Drew McElroy, co-founder and CEO of Transfix. "Since trucking is part of our team's identity, we're able to provide the answers to the questions we know all carriers ask up-front, simplifying the booking process and helping them to make the load and rate decisions that are best for their business."
Transfix uses data and technology to match carriers to loads based on several factors including frequently driven routes, equipment type, or the carrier’s current or headquarters position. Carriers that work with Transfix receive daily email notifications on available loads that match their profile. The notifications link to a page that displays necessary information, including the rate, pickup and delivery locations, appointment times, trailer type, and required loading and unloading equipment.
In addition to carriers, dispatchers and booking representatives can use Transfix to streamline workflows. Dispatchers can book loads that are relevant for drivers and negotiate loads in just a few steps, with the ability to work in advance in order to optimize revenues and time.
"When Drew and I started Transfix, one of our goals was to enable carriers to use some of the most advanced tools technology has to offer, including machine learning, to make growing and managing their businesses easier," said Jonathan Salama, CTO, Transfix. "We are now seeing that goal come to fruition with the release of cutting-edge technology that carriers will want to use."
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