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October 1, 2019 11:15 AM, EDT

Convoy Launches Free TMS for Shippers

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Digital freight broker Convoy launched Convoy Connect, a free transportation management system available nationwide that comes preconfigured with access to Convoy’s carrier network.

With Convoy Connect, shippers can get started tendering and managing their shipments in five minutes. It is easy to import lanes, carriers and rates so that tendering freight becomes a two-click process that takes seconds, not hours compared with using spreadsheets and emails, according to the Seattle-based company.

For spot needs, Convoy Connect automatically emails carriers to collect bids and also provides an upfront, instantly bookable rate from Convoy’s network for immediate, guaranteed coverage. Shippers can view the latest status of their shipments on a single screen, making it easy to see where appointments need to be scheduled, when carriers have fallen off, or if coverage is still required, according to Convoy.

“For customers with large carrier networks, Convoy partners with enterprise-class TMS systems through Convoy Now, an open API [application program interface] to access Convoy’s network with real-time pricing and capacity for live and drop loads,” Lindsay Watt, head of product for Convoy Connect, told Transport Topics.

Asked how Convoy Connect supports users if they have a question or a problem, Watt said, “Our customer success team is a click away inside the app and available to rapidly answer any questions, for free.” — Transport Topics

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