New York-based Loadsmart is a technology company whose online platform makes it easier for shippers to move freight fast, and easier for carriers to keep their trucks full.
The Loadsmart platform enables shippers to receive instant quotes, book a truck in just seconds, and track their shipments end-to-end, from pickup all the way to delivery. For each shipment, Loadsmart provides shippers pricing information as well as instantaneous booking capability for over 900,000 lanes throughout the US, through application programming interfaces (APIs) (such as Python, Curl), spreadsheet plug-ins (Google Sheets, Microsoft Excel) and transportation management systems (Oracle, MercuryGate, OneNetwork Enterprises, and so forth).
For their part, carriers provide Loadsmart with information about when and where their trucks will be available, using the same technologies -- spreadsheets, APIs or TMS integration. In response, Loadsmart automatically responds with information about the best-paying loads that match up with the carriers’ needs. Carriers do not need to make time-consuming phone calls, emails or use load boards (online matching systems that allow shippers and freight brokers to post loads.)
Loadsmart’s carriers are vetted and regularly screened to ensure the highest safety standards, insurance compliance and reliability scores, the company says. Shippers and carriers both enjoy complete transparency from pick-up to delivery, as well as tracking data for all shipments and smart notifications of key events.