Company: C.H. Robinson, Eden Prairie, MN
Equipment Snapshot: C.H. Robinson says Freightview, its new neutral, cloud-based transportation management system (TMS) software platform, helps small and midsized businesses using multiple less-than-truckload (LTL) transportation service providers reduce the time and money they spend on freight shipping by streamlining quoting, booking, tracking and reporting. Through an intuitive three-step startup process, Freightview enables a shipper to be completely setup with the system in 24–48 hours. Freightview facilitates automated communication between a shipper and its service provider using a patent-pending Application Program Interface (API) workflow process. According to the company, API eliminates the need for businesses to connect electronically with carriers through the Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) process. To aid in the sales process, Freightview can be integrated into a shipper’s website and sales applications to provide shipping rates on Internet purchases or incorporate freight quotes into sales bids.