The Transportation System sends an email message to the top 3 carriers in sequential order by lane.Carriers have 60 minutes to respond to the tender. If we do not receive an acceptance within this time,the shipment is withdrawn and an offer sent to the next preferred carrier.
Sequential Load Tender / Load Tender identifies the following:
- Shipment ID
- Requested pick up and delivery dates and times
- Origin and destination addresses and contact information
- Projected shipment weight
- Miles (PC Miler - practical miles)
- A link (Respond via The Web) which connects you to a web site. This connection allows you to either accept or decline the shipment.
- The Logistic Technician’s name, email, and phone number of who sent the email load tender.
- Offered to a select group of preferred service providers and is not available to all service providers. (Preferred Service Providers are those meeting or exceeding the requirements spelled out in Carrier Selection section)
- Load is auto-tendered to the first bid entered that falls within a pre-determined threshold
Additional information regarding Broadcast Tendering:
When we are attempting to cover a load we will offer it first in order to the primary three carriers. This will ensure that the primary carriers for any given load will be given the first opportunity to haul the freight. After the first three have been contacted (either through our sequential tendering process via email or via phone calls from our staff), the load will be eligible for Broadcast Tendering.
Broadcast Tendering is an option in our system that allows us to reach multiple carriers at once regarding a given load. The load will be made available on our website and key carriers on our Broadcast Tender list will have the ability to look at the load, decide if it is a load of interest to them, and if so submit a bid. The first carrier to submit a bit within our pre-determined cost threshold will receive the load. This is not an auction in that we will not hold the bids for a period of time and then select the lowest bid. Instead, it is a method of communicating an open load quickly to a group of key carriers the first of which to respond with an acceptable bid will get the load.
Log-In, Password, and Operations Manual will be provided which will further explain the requirements and use of the The Transportation System.