”Our goal is to make it easier for companies to do business with us," said James Davidson, NTE president and chief executive officer.
When they enroll for trial membership, companies must agree to NTE's trading rules. Among other things, shippers agree to ship only unitized freight and to load and unload shipments within an hour of the carrier's arrival. An online training package explains how to use the system.
NTE is an online market for ground transportation capacity, much of it unused space on truckload trailers sold to LTL shippers.
According to NTE, a comparably streamlined process will be available for ground transportation carriers in the fall.