What Is Freight Matching?
Freight matching is the process of pairing consignors (shippers) to freight carriers by using truck load boards. Companies and independent owner operators use load boards to fill available space and avoid unprofitable, empty miles driven. The boards state available space and destinations to potential customers.
Those customers use the boards to match shipping requirements, which are then matched to destinations and available trucks. There are many truck load boards available online. Most individual to medium-size shippers will never use these boards, as they require a certain level of expertise to use them productively. Large companies prefer regular shippers who move truck loads or LTL often.
Access to the Best Freight Matching Technology
At FreightCenter, we have developed a digital freight matching service. We call this service our Freight Quote. It’s quick and easy, doesn’t cost a thing and can be accessed to search available carriers as soon as you register and log in. Very little information is required to start seeing results, all you need are the estimated dimensions, weight and zip codes from pickup to delivery to get started. The more specific you are, the more accurate your rates will be.
Our quote feature accesses real time load boards. These are behind the scenes boards offering services from many of today’s top US carriers. The results will provide many choices including pricing and delivery times, as well as the names of carriers, which will be displayed for your choosing. You can select any carrier you wish and book directly online. We employ freight agents that will help you and answer any questions or concerns. You can call us regarding your shipment.
Let Freightcenter Play Matchmaker
When you are pro shipper or first time shipper, it’s best to use a 3PL like FreightCenter. A third party logistics company has experience navigating the complicated world of freight. We have relationships with carriers and expertise using load board services. Let us handle all the scheduling and payments for you.
If it weren’t for freight matching services, you would spend hours calling freight companies. Rest assured that we have experience with each and every vendor generated by your quote, and we will help you make the right decision for your freight.