Shippers can gain on-demand, real-time access to carrier documentation.
President Tommy Barnes said the integration delivers on-demand, real-time access to carriers’ less-than-truckload and less-than-trailer freight documentation. Shippers can instantly view carriers’ bills of lading, invoices, delivery receipts and weight certificates with a single click.
“Our work with U.S. Bank Freight Payment shows advanced visibility goes beyond just providing more accurate and predictive shipment tracking information. It delivers end-to-end supply-chain visibility, including automation of payment and other key transportation processes,” Barnes said. “From the moment a company begins planning a shipment to the point that they pay freight charges, our platform gives folks across the supply chain the real-time information they need to increase operational efficiencies, reduce costs, improve shipping performance and deliver an Amazon-like experience to their customers.
“U.S. Bank has led the industry with its freight payment offering, so it makes sense they are among the first to integrate an advanced visibility platform into a freight payment solution,” Barnes said.
Getting the proper paperwork to resolve audit exceptions required emailing or calling the carrier and could take as long as 72 hours, according to project44, which said that by integrating its advanced visibility platform, U.S. Bank Freight Payment can provide shippers with real-time access to relevant audit exception documents from project44’s global network of more than 175,000 carriers.
“With the project44 platform, we are enhancing shipper freight payment experiences and helping carriers get paid faster,” said John Hardin, U.S. Bank’s senior vice president and general manager of global transportation.