C H Robinson has introduced Freightview, a neutral, cloud-based transportation management system (TMS) software platform that cuts the time and money small and midsize businesses (SMBs) spend on freight shipping by streamlining quoting, booking, tracking, and reporting.
Freightview was created to provide an innovative communication tool to SMBs that remain underserved by the TMS software market and use multiple less-than-truckload (LTL) transportation service providers. These businesses, despite producing almost half of the US private non-farm GDP, typically ship freight using a manual, inefficient, labor-intensive process that ties up internal resources for hours each day.
When a shipper adopts Freightview as the TMS platform, it maintains direct relationships with LTL providers while being able to compare shipment cost, transit time, and service level; eliminating the need to repeatedly log into multiple LTL carrier websites. Early adopters of the system have said Freightview increases employee productivity by reducing time spent on shipping activities, and arms them with the data needed to negotiate better rates, ensure accountability, and uncover additional savings.
Through an intuitive three-step startup process, Freightview allows a shipper to be completely set up with the system in 24 to 48 hours. Freightview facilitates automated communication between a shipper and service provider using a patent-pending Application Program Interface (API) workflow process. API eliminates the need to connect electronically with carriers through the Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) process.
To aid in the sales process, Freightview can easily integrate into a shipper’s website and sales applications to provide shipping rates on Internet purchases or incorporate freight quotes into sales bids. New Freightview users are afforded a free 30-day trial period, followed by a standard $99-per-location monthly fee.
Founded in 1905, C H Robinson provides multimodal logistics services, fresh produce sourcing, and information services to 46,000 customers through a network of more than 280 offices and 12,000 employees worldwide. For more information, access www.chrobinson.com.