According to NTE, shippers can now specify temperatures required, while carriers can indicate a range of possible temperatures or the temperature of a particular load with space available. Excluded from the service is freight involving pallet exchanges, which are common in the food business.
Meanwhile, NTE has announced plans to offer a seamless link from another Internet-based service at www.transitgroup.com, operated by Transit Group of Atlanta, which operates 13 small to mid-sized truckload carriers. Transit Goup has become a NTE member, both as a carrier and as a shipper.
The TransitGroup.com web site was announced in May and is expected to offer various services to carriers as well as load matching beginning later this summer.