Trimble and Kuebix recently announced new capabilities for its Community Load Match platform, which helps shippers and carriers optimize how freight moves throughout the supply chain. Kuebix was acquired by Trimble this past January.
"Trimble's acquisition of Kuebix is part of our strategy to enable a collaborative, fully-connected supply chain," said James Langley, senior vice president, Trimble Transportation. "The evolution of the Community Load Match platform represents a tangible step toward achieving this mission, making it easier for shippers and carriers to work together to identify capacity and more efficiently move freight."
Community Load Match enables shippers to use advanced matching capabilities to more easily find available carriers for their truckload shipments and leverage improved map visualization through Trimble MAPS. For carriers, these capabilities give them direct access to Kuebix's community of more than 20,000 shippers for matching shipment requirements with available truckload capacity.
Shippers can easily request and receive rates from the carrier community, including their contracted carriers. Community Load Match provides the ability to designate preferred lanes, ensuring that carriers are only connected with shipping customers with requirements in lanes they are looking to fill. Kuebix integrates with Trimble's Innovative, TMW.Suite, and TruckMate carrier transportation management systems to allow shipment data to flow between systems for improved efficiency.