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GR8F8 Inc. is the name of a new provider of a transportation management system (TMS) and freight booking application under a software-as-a-service (SaaS) model. The company has launched a website which connects shippers to carriers directly, without the need for intermediaries, and allows for free-market quoting, real-time communication, direct tendering, online booking, TMS functionality and reporting. The "cloud"-based platform lets shippers post shipments, have multiple carriers respond with fresh quotes on a real-time basis, then tender and track the shipments without the need for picking up the phone. Shippers can also direct-tender shipments to their preferred carriers, drawing on the site's integrated TMS functionality. Because GR8FR8 is not an auction site, carriers can quote higher or lower using the FR8mart application, and link up with shippers via live, private communication. The system offers nearly unlimited reporting capability, according to the vendor. For a limited time, GR8FR8 is offering special discounts for carriers and shippers who join the online community.
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