Metro Express Logistics is now offering customers the Epay Manager's freight distribution list, a means of tendering loads to Metro's carrier base. The system ensures that freight will be moved by a trusted carrier at the lowest possible rate, the vendor claimed. The freight distribution list uses Metro Express's dispatch software and carrier database to communicate available loads to trusted carriers. Each morning, and throughout the day as new loads become available, Metro's carriers will receive an interactive list of available loads via e-mail. The list is organized so that carriers can quickly review load requirements and submit bids when they have trucks available. As bids are submitted, the system organizes and presents them online, so that Metro's dispatchers can review them and award loads to the most qualified and cost-effective carriers. According to Metro, the system will allow the company's logistics staff to reach more carriers in a shorter period of time. It is designed to give participating carriers immediate access to available loads, and allow them to make bids without sorting through e-mails or load-posting services. A large number of responses can be gathered in a matter of minutes, Metro said. Metro Express Logistics, a division of Metro Express Transportation Services, Inc., provides a wide range of third-party logistics services.
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