Empty Trucks Get the Message

Empty Trucks Get the Message

Freight technology company Loadsmart partnered with The Home Depot to launch the first-ever automated flatbed platform that pairs capacity and price to a shipment. Called Flatbed Messenger, it combines Loadsmart’s algorithms with The Home Depot’s dedicated capacity to help shippers find capacity at lower rates.

Fleets that are dedicated to one customer often experience wasted miles when there are no loads available, consuming more fuel and spending more time sitting idle.

Flatbed Messenger feeds the truck’s location, price, and destination into algorithms that match the information to a nearby shipment. This allows shippers to access flatbed capacity that was previously unavailable and gain visibility to lower rates. At the same time, carriers can fill their backhauls and reduce empty miles, helping to reduce emissions.

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