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Transfix, a digital freight marketplace, recently announced two major updates to its platform: My Lanes, a product that recommends freight based on carrier preferences, and Reserved Loads, an exclusive-access freight program for exceptional carriers.
My Lanes streamlines the traditional freight booking process, where drivers manually post their truck or reach out to multiple brokers to find and secure loads. The offering enables carriers to directly share their preferences, such as pickup and drop off location, day, time, equipment type and preferred rate, and matches the most relevant freight accordingly. Drivers or dispatchers receive instant alerts when matching loads become available, which they can book via web or email.
Transfix will also begin offering the trucking industry’s first exclusive freight program: Reserved Loads. The program matches Transfix’s top carriers with exclusive freight on their preferred lanes. In its onset, Transfix carriers with an excellent performance record will be hand-selected to receive Reserved Loads, and will have 60 minutes to accept or reject the freight offer.
“Carriers are accustomed to scouring the load boards and working the phones to compete for freight. The concept of exclusive loads hasn't really existed until now,” said Drew McElroy, CEO and co-founder of Transfix. “By incorporating carrier preferences and recommending loads they’re most likely to accept, and by offering freight exclusively to our best performers, we’re creating predictability, sustainability and better utilization in the logistics ecosystem.”
Transfix is a leading digital freight marketplace connecting shippers to a national network of reliable carriers. Transfix drives the future of logistics by using cutting edge technology to pair shippers with trusted carriers while reducing empty miles to help eliminate waste. Transfix doesn’t just move freight— the expert team works hard to gather and analyze data with every load booked to help elevate and optimize the supply chain from start to finish.
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