[fusion_builder_container background_color=”” background_image=”” background_parallax=”none” enable_mobile=”no” parallax_speed=”0.3″ background_repeat=”no-repeat” background_position=”left top” video_url=”” video_aspect_ratio=”16:9″ video_webm=”” video_mp4=”” video_ogv=”” video_preview_image=”” overlay_color=”” overlay_opacity=”0.5″ video_mute=”yes” video_loop=”yes” fade=”no” border_size=”0px” border_color=”” border_style=”” padding_top=”20″ padding_bottom=”20″ padding_left=”” padding_right=”” hundred_percent=”no” equal_height_columns=”no” hide_on_mobile=”no” menu_anchor=”” class=”” id=””][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ last=”yes” spacing=”yes” center_content=”no” hide_on_mobile=”no” background_color=”” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” background_position=”left top” hover_type=”none” link=”” border_position=”all” border_size=”0px” border_color=”” border_style=”” padding=”” margin_top=”” margin_bottom=”” animation_type=”” animation_direction=”” animation_speed=”0.1″ animation_offset=”” class=”” id=””][fusion_text]FreightForge was created to solve problems common to both shippers and carriers when it comes to managing spot shipments


For shippers, 5% to 10% of their overall shipments are spot transactions and create the most headaches.


It’s simple, these transactions are not part of the shipper’s regular processes that have been set up to standardize and automate their physical supply chain. Our experience suggests that up to 90% of a shipper’s freight is under contract and is managed via their Transporation Management System (TMS). It’s the rest that falls outside of this systems that create the most problems.

Consequently, spot shipments, by definition, mean there is a hole in this process because the shipper has not planned for these loads and management of this transaction causes the shipper to go outside their TMS. Finding carriers to take these loads and then managing this process means a diversion from standardized processes. Since this all happens outside of the TMS, the process is inefficient and this causes financial settlement problems in the shipper’s back-office.

How does FreightForge resolve these issues and add value to a shipper? It can be summed into both time and money:[/fusion_text][/fusion_builder_column][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”][fusion_text]

The “Norm” – Time, Money & Risk The New “Norm” – Value
  • Shippers have to call carriers directly or use a broker.  Calling carriers directly means, shippers have to employ staff, which costs money and takes a lot of time, or use a broker, who will charge up to 20% of the transaction fee.
  • Shippers put their load into FreightForge and we will contact carriers on the shipper’s behalf. Carriers submit a quote for each load and the shipper then chooses a carrier for each load(s).  For shippers, there is no fee to use FreightForge.
  • When calling carriers, rates will likely be higher than contracted rates.
  • With FreightForge, carriers bid on loads because they have capacity and will bid rates that are closest to market rates because there is no intermediary (i.e. broker or a call board subscription). Shippers don’t pay “ambulance rates”‘
  • Shippers pay monthly fees for call boards.
  • There is no fee for shippers to use FreightForge.
  • The more brokers a shipper uses, the higher the shipper’s cost and overall risk – since brokers do not reveal a carrier’s identity.
  • FreightForge directly connects shippers to carriers, so shippers know who the identity of their carriers. In addition, FreightForge “vets” carriers on a shipper’s behalf. We require all carriers provide a copy of their insurance and authority prior to registering for our network.