We are announcing today the launching of our Truckload Quote & Book API (beta). The API will allow third party companies to leverage Loadsmarts’ unique instant pricing/booking feature inside their own platforms. That means that companies developing enterprise softwares could allow their users to check with one click real-time truckload shipping prices without leaving their platforms. And if they like the quote? They can go ahead and book a 53’ long truckload instantly.
That should streamline the process of reaching out to brokers, getting quotes, exchanging information and producing documents to secure capacity for a FTL shipment.
You should take advantage of our Truckload Quoting API when:
- Companies use your software to manage their day-to-day business. You want to facilitate their lives including truckload shipping automation (quoting and booking a truck on your platform).
- Companies use your website to quote and book logistics services like LTL. You want to provide a full online experience for FTL as well.
- You are neither of the above, but you are looking to complement your solution allowing your clients to quote a full truckload shipment without leaving your platform.
The new API will help Loadsmart distribute its FTL product to a big number of shippers without relying on human salesforce.
This and other new features are a product of our expansion on engineering, data science and design teams. We are now able to experiment, develop and launch products faster and more efficiently. Besides developing new transformational features, team is also focusing on improving our pricing and sourcing algorithms, building integrations with different partners and automating even more operational tasks.
Our goal is to completely rethink the way a truckload shipment is booked, how a carrier is sourced and how the freight gets moved.
We are very excited about being part of an industry that will rapidly change in the upcoming months and years. Loadsmart’s instant pricing and booking will push the industry to start adopting similar solutions; cloud software services for carriers will be bundled together into a more robust and comprehensive offering for the benefit of underserved small and medium-sized carriers; API integrations are substituting EDIs; autonomous trucks are arriving soon.
In practice is means streamlined booking and on-time trucks for shippers; better loads, comprehensive cloud solutions and loading and unloading efficiency for carriers; visibility and predictability for warehouses. We can’t wait to bring it on.
Interested in integrating? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Felipe Capella is co-founder and Chief Product Officer.