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SOURCE: Bulk Loads Now
Load History, Reloads and BulkLoadsnow Smartphone apps provide key resources to help carriers find bulk freight.
Nixa, MO (PRWEB) January 30, 2013
BulkLoadsNow.com, a leading load board/freight matching website, released a variety a features this past year that have proven to help carriers find freight in critical times. The Load History, Reloads and Smartphone apps have all helped carriers connect with shippers/brokers and keep their trucks moving.
“Load History gets carriers connected with all shippers and brokers who have ever posted loads in a particular area, not just current posted loads. This gives the carrier a better opportunity to find more shipping contacts which leads to more loads,” said Jared Flinn, Operating Partner at BulkLoadsNow.com. “It also benefits the shippers because they have carriers coming to them, rather than spending valuable time trying to find a carrier.” In the Load History feature a carrier selects a state and the type of trailer. A list of matched shippers is automatically generated and carriers can send out a single email that reaches hundreds of contacts in a matter of seconds.
Reloads matches posted loads with other loads in a carrier’s destination, giving carriers instant access to find loads that keep them loaded and moving.
“Reloads is just one more way we continue to meet the demands of the bulk freight industry. We promised our members we’d be innovative, bringing them new solutions and our Reloads feature is just one more way we’re honoring that promise,” said Matt Fredin, Operating Partner at BulkLoadsNow.com.
When a carrier searches for and locates a load on BulkLoadsNow.com they can then hit the Reloads button next to the destination and select a radius. Loads available within the selected radius of that destination appear and the carrier can pick up those loads, and so on. It’s simple, quick, and beneficial for both the carrier and the shipper.
Smart phone apps are a growing trend in the transportation industry and this app is specific to bulk freight for the ag sector. BulkLoadsNow.com ?rst launched its smart phone apps for both iphone and Android users in late July 2012. The app can be used on iPhone and Android.
Bulk Loads Now load board averages 10 new smart phone users daily. The app, much like the website, provides carriers the ability to post their truck, read forums, ?nd washouts, and DOT scales for free. Premium members can ?nd loads from their current location, search loads by origin or by destination.
BulkLoadsNow.com is an online community of professionals in North American’s bulk freight industry. Our shipper members are transportation logistics managers of grain, fertilizer, aggregates, feed ingredients and all agriculture commodities. Our carrier members pull hopper bottoms, walking ?oors, end dumps, belts, live ?oors, pneumatics and liquid tanker trailers. We provide to our members the industry’s most innovative bulk freight solutions including an enhanced load board, database of all carriers in North America, instant communication tools, industry forums and news updates, and much more.
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