Schneider National (NYSE: SNDR) has introduced a new tool designed to enable third-party carriers to instantly book loads with real-time rates at a click of a button.
The Load My Truck platform, available through SchneiderCarriers.com, is an automation tool that Schneider said will reduce the time spent searching for loads by third-party carriers. The platform offers single-price, negotiation-free rates.
“Schneider invests heavily in data science and transportation technology to provide streamlined opportunities, ultimately delivering a better experience for our shippers and carriers,” Erin Van Zeeland, group senior vice president of Schneider Logistics Services, said. “Automated load booking offers a seamless, transparent experience for carriers and their drivers to maximize their time actually moving freight and booking revenue.”
Load My Truck is available to qualified carriers on Schneider’s platform and also available on TruckStop.com and Trucker Tools as part of the company’s recent collaborations with those platforms. Carriers search for loads online, book them with the click of a button and accept a rate confirmation through their platform of choice.
Carriers must first become a Schneider approved carrier to take advantage of the platform.
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The ability to quickly book loads with a single click of a button is definitely changing the small carrier and owner-operator experience. It is a natural evolution of the digital freight movement, the latest to join being Schneider National. The good news is that small fleets have more options for freight than ever before with the various platforms, either through legacy businesses such as C.H. Robinson, J.B. Hunt or Schneider, or through upstarts like Truckstop.com, Uber Freight and Convoy. The downside could be the amount of choices available. Could choosing a load soon become the equivalent of the modern TV viewing experience – there are 600 channels and nothing on?
Hammer down, everyone!