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Truckstop.com and Schneider announced the launch of Book It Now, an app that enables booking freight with mobile devices. The launch followed a successful pilot program involving the two companies.
With the feature, Schneider is able to post, assign and tender loads directly to approved carriers. Leveraging this digital tender process, carriers are able to book loads and accept a rate confirmation, all within the Truckstop.com mobile application.
“We are constantly innovating to improve the driver and carrier experience,” Erin Van Zeeland, group senior vice president of Schneider Logistics Services, said in a release. “Truckstop.com creates great visibility of freight options to carriers. We see it as a perfect fit to meet carriers where they are and provide our innovative data science and automated processes on Truckstop.com. Together, we are able to deliver a seamless, transparent load booking experience for carriers, drivers and owner-operators, while increasing capacity for every order.”
In a recent customer demographics survey of more than 3,500 carriers and brokers, Truckstop.com found 75% of respondents were interested in Book It Now. The survey additionally found that 70% of Truckstop.com carriers find most of their loads via the spot market. — Transport Topics
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