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April 22, 2019 9:30 AM, EDT

Echo Global Logistics Launches Portal, App for Load Bidding

Echo Global Logistics Inc. launched a carrier-facing web portal and mobile app that displays Echo’s available loads for the company’s network to bid on.

The new product is named EchoDrive and complements Echo’s self-service shipping platform, EchoShip, company officials said in a news release.

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Both platforms are built on EchoAccelerator, a proprietary architecture to support shipper, carrier and managed transportation systems, the Chicago-based company said in an April 17 statement.

EchoDrive gives carriers the ability to book, manage and get paid for freight hauled for Echo. The platform’s load management tool and document upload capabilities streamline operations, helping with speed and efficiency, the company said. EchoDrive users also get access to search, view and bid on available freight, Echo officials said.

Echo was founded on the concept that through disruptive technology, the company could simplify transportation and bring efficiencies into the fragmented transportation market, Echo CEO Doug Waggoner said.

Echo Global Logistics focuses on technology-enabled transportation and supply chain management services. The company has more than 30 offices nationwide and a network of more than 50,000 transportation providers. — Transport Topics