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Transfix adds online features for carriers

Transfix, provider of simplified digital logistics services for truckload freight, has introduced online load booking and rate negotiation capabilities for carriers. These added features allow truckers and carriers to rapidly find desirable loads and book them instantly, or expedite negotiating a rate.

At least 10% of all truck miles are driven empty every year as carriers grapple with finding loads that match their equipment and availability, and relying on a manual process of monitoring load boards, making phone calls and waiting for return calls from brokers.

Now carriers or their dispatchers can accept and book a load—or counteroffer to negotiate a higher rate—from their mobile phone, tablet or laptop through the Transfix website. As a result, the booking system enables carriers to reduce deadhead miles, wait times and time spent searching and negotiating for a load.

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, enabling them to reduce business inefficiencies. Carriers that work with Transfix receive daily email notifications on available loads that match their profile. These notifications link to a page that displays all the information carriers need to feel confident booking a shipment, including the rate, pick-up and delivery locations, appointment times, trailer type, and required loading and unloading equipment.

Dispatchers and booking representatives also can use Transfix to streamline workflows. Often responsible for booking multiple trucks at any one time, 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 as well as truckers’ time.

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